First-of-its-kind surfboard design contest garners national attention

Busan=Yonhap) Reporter Shin Jung-hoon = The Busan Design Promotion Agency announced on Jan. 31 that a total of 67 teams and 268 people applied for the ‘2023 Surfboard Design Contest with a Story,’ the first surfboard design contest in Korea.In particular, participants from outside Busan, including Seoul and Gyeonggi, accounted for more than half of the total applicants with 35 teams, attracting national attention, the agency said.By region, 32 teams applied from the Busan area, accounting for 47.76 percent. Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon followed with 16 teams. Ulsan and Gyeongnam also submitted five teams each, and other applicants came from Daejeon, Jeonbuk, Daegu, and Chungbuk.”This interest is analyzed to be due to the increase in the surfing population centered on major bases such as Songjeong Beach in Busan and the 2030 generation,” said a spokesperson 온라인카지노 for the Promotion Agency. “In addition, it is possible to register design applications and register products through the Asia Design Platform, which led to the participation of surfers who value ‘their own individuality’ and design-related pre-employment and entrepreneurs.”The agency held the second on-site physical contest on the 29th for 15 teams selected through online evaluation. The final winners will be displayed at the Gwangalli Beach venue of the 11th Korea International Marine Leisure Week (KIMA Week 2023) on March 18.The ‘2023 Surfboard Design Contest with a Story’ is organized by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and the city of Busan, and hosted by Korea Marine Leisure Network and Busan Design Promotion Agency. The Southeast Asia Design Industry Association and Surfholic are among the sponsors.

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