NTU Students have successfully voted for their favourite student card design in the Union Prize Contest in December 2016.

The Student Card designed by Nicole Chang Min, a final year School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) student, emerged top among the more than five hundred submissions.

Nicole’s design draws inspiration from NTU’s lion mascot, and she attempts to represent the vibrant spirit of youths with low-poly style. The colours used in the design echo those on the NTU logo for cohesiveness, and the various geometric figures form a majestic lion – symbolic of the school’s spirit. The geometrics that make up the lion figure represents the various schools, committees and sectors in NTU, collaborating and complimenting each other to make NTU the outstanding institution it is today.

To those interested in design and visual communication, Nicole offers insightful advice, “Let your creativity flow and don’t be afraid to let your originality and instinct take lead.”

The Union Prize was initiated by the Students’ Union, and supported by the university, to empower students to express their views. The winning design was chosen by popular vote among the designs shortlisted by a selected panel of student leaders (including, but not limited to committee members of the ADM club, NIE club, as well as the Graduate Student Council). With over 500 submissions from the design pool of the Student Card Design Competition conducted by the university, 50 designs were shortlisted, based on selection criteria which includes: creativity, visual impact, composition and clarity of theme. Prizes are sponsored by the Union, with $500 for the winning design, while voters will also get to participate in a lucky draw, standing to win CapitaMall vouchers.

The winning designs of the Union Prize Contest and the Student Card Design Contest will be incorporated into two separate designs for the new student card. Students will be able to choose one from the two as their new card design.