In 2002 I entered 3 art and design competitions and was lucky enough to win two of them. However, since then I have only entered a couple. I am happy to say that I recently entered a photographic competition called One Life (An international Photographic Competition). Fingers crossed, I might be adding something new to this page.
2002 Acquisitive Art Prize, Darebin Contemporary Artprize, Melbourne (Australia)
Mr Kazu Kawasaki a designer from Japan and a judge in the Nagoya International Design Competition had this to say regarding the art piece Hand-Y-Cap.
“As opposed to works that expressed mere fragility, works that directly proposed some problems or works that challenge us were selected in this competition, themed fragility. Take the work that received the gold prize “Hand-Y-Cap”, for instance. In the beginning, this work made me feel sad some how. My first impression was that a handicapped person is deliberately exposing his/her own handicap. I even felt disgusted. However, I came to realize that the provocative expression inspiring such strong feelings to viewers is the attraction of this work.