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NSCAD faculty Greg Sims, design competition winner Meichan Yuan, and Discover Halifax representative Jeff Nearing standing in front of a PowerPoint backdrop with an image of Halifax and a text box that reads Take The Lead

NSCAD student Meichan Yuan wins the Take the Lead Pin Design Competition

In early winter, NSCAD University partnered with Discover Halifax for the Take the Lead Pin Design Competition. Meichan Yuan, a third-year student in the jewellery and metalsmithing program, submitted the winning concept awarding her a $500 cash prize.

The jury’s selection was announced yesterday at a small gathering in the Bell Auditorium. A total of six students and alumni participated, and two additional finalists, NSCAD student Mackenzie Reid and an alumni group of Wenjing Yan (BFA 2020) and Linxi Cai (2020), received honourable mention. Cash prizes were awarded to all those who submitted designs.

The competition was open to jewellery and metalsmithing students and recent graduates (from 2020 onward), who were asked to submit a design concept for a pin to be used to honor “Halifax Champions” by Discover Halifax. The pin design was to be distinct and original to serve as a recognizable symbol of leadership; designed with regular wear in mind; foster pride in the city of Halifax; reference Halifax as a place; and recognize and appreciate the recipient for their efforts and contributions.

Congratulations to Meichan, Mackenzie, Wenjing, and Linxi, for their outstanding work and to the NSCAD jewellery and metalsmithing department on a successful partnership endeavour!

More information on the winning pin design and concept will be unveiled along with the pin in late-April.