Ceremony took place in April 2018 in the Copic Thanks Party Event
All three Grand Prize winners of COPIC AWARD 2017 (Mr. Nigel Muller from Netherlands, Mr. Chen Yuming and Ms. Yu-Shan Huang from Taiwan) were invited to Tokyo and attended the awarding ceremony took place on April 2018, as a part of the Copic Thanks Party event.
Mr. Muller, a Grand Prize winner of Art & Design category, is only 19 years old. His achievement on this artwork, especially his excellent skills for expressing reflection of light and outstanding realism, were highly evaluated.
Here's a comment from Mr. Eisaku Kubonouchi, a jury of Illustration category:
“Seeing each and every entries was fresh and exciting experience for me! There were a lot of surprises and revelations to me – Seeing people use Copic in ways I’ve never imagined was a great learning opportunity. As for the grand prize winner of Illustration category, the idea of hiding chameleons into the various different materials was really amazing! I picked this masterpiece as a winner without hesitation.”
The Winners Of The COPIC AWARD 2017
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and an even bigger congratulations to those that won, and let’s give a huge round of applause to all participants in the competition.
Design: "Iconic Duo - Ferrari And Fiat Dino"
A shame the skills were not applied to an original design to demonstrate the use of markers for design development and concept presentation rather than the reproduction of photographic images compiled from different historic vehicles rather than offering a second perspective view as it would be common for transport design renderings.