To enhance the energy of Taiwan’s cultural and creative industry, honor outstanding creative talents, and encourage enterprises to value the importance of R&D in innovation, the Ministry of Culture has organized the “Cultural and Creative Award” since 2010. The award encourages innovation among Taiwanese industries through the competition in order to build a foundation for quality life in Taiwan, and strives to become the highest honor in Taiwan’s cultural and creative industry.


This year marks the 9th Cultural and Creative Award, and the evaluation will target products (works) by exhibitors of the “2019 Creative Expo Taiwan.” An international jury will review all exhibits onsite at the exhibition, so that the Cultural and Creative Award can differentiate itself from other prestigious design awards in Taiwan that have longer histories, and serve as an annual index for domestic and foreign expert buyers and participating citizens when purchasing cultural and creative products. Through the organization and recognition of the award, the Ministry aims to continue encouraging cultural and creative enterprises that focus on innovations and the building of business models, and propel the development of the cultural and creative industry in Taiwan.




Cultural and Creative Award: 30 winners.

Best Culture & Creative Award of the year: 5 winners selected from the 30 Cultural and Creative Award recipients above.





Application open to all products (works) by exhibitors of the 2019 Creative Expo Taiwan; applied items must be products (works) launched within the past three years (after January 2016). Previous winners of the Cultural and Creative Award may not apply again.

Any exhibitor can submit a maximum of 2 products (works); for group exhibitors, each participating company may submit 2 additional products (works).




Online application only (
When filling in the exhibitor information, applying exhibitors may attach product (work) explanations in both Chinese and English and pictures of the products (works) to enter the competition.
*System open time:2019/02/11-15





Review and selection for the Cultural and Creative Award will be carried out in two phases, where domestic and overseas professionals and experts of the media, industry, procurement, trend study, and cultural and creative industry will be invited to form an interdisciplinary jury.

Preliminary Review: the jury conducts Preliminary Review on all submitted documents, including product explanations and pictures, and selects sixty finalists.

Onsite Review: all finalists shall display the products at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park on April 23, 2019 (the day before the opening of Creative EXPO Taiwan). The jury will conduct onsite review and select 30 winners of the Cultural and Creative Award, as well as 5 winners of the Best Culture & Creative Award of the year from the aforementioned 30 winners.

Public Announcement of Winners: all winners will be announced at the 2019 Cultural and Creative Award Ceremony.





Media Exposure

Best Culture & Creative Award of the year

(5 Winners)


Priority to CET and 2 booth spaces

Sales and Display in Design Pin store

Winners’ booths will be labeled. The announcement will be made on the official website and Facebook page of CET. Winners’ information will be released for media coverage.

Cultural and Creative Award (25 Winners)


Priority to CET and 1 booth spaces

Sales and Display in Design Pin store





Organizer: Ministry of Culture

Executive Organizer: Taiwan Design Center





Phone: +886-2-27458199*588 Fifi Liu