Israeli consulate awards winners of diplomatic gift design competition

The Consulate General of Israel in Shanghai celebrated the country's 70th birthday with an awards ceremony honoring the winners of the "Innovation Impression" design competition.
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Dr Eyal Propper (second from left), consul general of Israel in Shanghai, congratulates Lai Wenmin (third from left) and Wang Ziyue'er (third from right), winners of the “Innovation Impression” design competition.

The Consulate General of Israel in Shanghai celebrated the country’s 70th birthday today, which also marks the 26th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic ties between China and Israel.

At the reception, the winners of the “Innovation Impression” design competition, launched by the Israeli consulate two months ago, were announced. The competition invited participants to design a scarf or a tie fit to be used as a diplomatic gift, hoping to get a sense of how Chinese see and understand Israel.

Both winners are students from Suzhou University. Lai Wenmin, who won in the scarf category, drew inspiration from the Exodus, which Lai considers a story that links the past and present, while also broaching themes of inheritance and innovation.

The winning tie was designed by Wang Ziyue’er, who combined symbolic elements like the number seven and the Star of David to reflect the history and culture of the Jewish people.

Dr Eyal Propper, consul general of Israel in Shanghai, congratulated the winners and awarded both of them free trips to Israel.

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Lai Wenmin, a student from Suzhou University, wins in the scarf category, which is inspired by the Exodus.

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