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2020 National High School Athletics in Pingtung
The design of the key visual for the National High School Athletic Games in Pingtung, Taiwan, was achieved through the transformation of the calligraphy form of the Mandarin character “Ping.” The result is a modern, crisp new character comprising a single ribbon-like line duplicated in layers.

This not only represents the first character in “Pingtung,” but also symbolizes athletes unfolding their wings to courageously soar high. It also evokes an image of the crossed hands in indigenous dance, the dazzling sight of fireworks exploding, and the curve of the athletic track.  A whole range of meanings and relationships can be derived from its simple structure and form.

主視覺的標誌設計,意圖用現代簡練的線條表現多種層次的意涵。藉由「屏」字草書的轉化與重新構成,淬煉出單一帶狀線條的重複與排列,鑄造出現代簡練的新「屛」字。
 
這不僅代表屏東的「屏」,也是運動員展開雙翅飛翔的羽翼,勇敢飛翔之意;更融合雙手交叉的原住民舞蹈,璀璨綻放的煙火造型與田徑場跑道的競速曲線,在簡約的結構型態中,碰撞出多種可能的語彙與關係,展現全中運成長、運動與榮耀的精神。


此次的一大重點是色彩,打破歷屆的色彩傳統,以排灣族的勇士之珠為靈感,譜出屏東之美「紅、白、黑」的三彩印象。排灣族的琉璃珠不僅色彩斑斕,且每個圖珠皆有其特別的象徵與神秘的力量,代表著排灣族人的信仰,其中紅、白、黑的勇士之珠代表勇氣、能力、英勇、榮耀。
 

Colors were a major focus on this occasion, with the goal being to break free of the five colors of the Olympic rings. For inspiration, we went to the beads worn by Pingtung’s Paiwan warriors. The Paiwan tribe is known for its vibrantly colored glass beads, each of which has a distinct pattern with its own significance and mystical power. Warriors wear red, white, and black beads that represent strength, courage, and glory. We chose the colors glass bead black, blood red, and glory white as symbols of the beauty of Pingtung.


 
琉璃珠黑色是「力量」,屏東的在地名產:黑潮、黑鮪魚、黑珍珠等,都是屏東的特色骨幹。黑色也代表每個人都是黑馬,突破重圍在比賽中贏得勝利。
 
Glass bead black signifies strength. A number of important things commonly associated with Pingtung have the character for “black” in their Chinese names: the Kuroshio Current, Bluefin tuna, and black tapioca pearls are just a few examples. The color black also indicates that every competitor can be a dark horse and defy the odds to achieve victory.



血脈赤紅色是「勇氣」,是每位選手無所畏懼的氣概。屏東有許多在地紅色:紅藜、萬丹紅豆、縣鳥紅尾伯勞等紅色寶物,刻劃出屏東象徵熱情洋溢的身姿。

Blood red symbolizes courage, the quality of fearlessness that each competitor possesses. Pingtung is home to many red treasures: red quinoa, Wandan red beans, and its county bird the brown (“red-tailed”) shrike. Red also evokes the enthusiastic nature of the people of Pingtung.


榮耀亮白色是屏東之光之寓意。鵝鑾鼻燈塔、墾丁白沙灣、李安《少年PI》的拍攝場景:白榕園等,都是屏東引以為傲的地標,照亮屬於在地人的光彩。

Glory white symbolizes the light of Pingtung. Eluanbi Lighthouse, Kenting White Sand Bay, and White Banyan Park—one of locations where Ang Lee filmed “The Life of Pi”—are all famous landmarks which, like its people, illuminate Pingtung.





The slogan of the games was made to order for the athletes: “Take the Ping Ping challenge for a better you.”

Of course, the repeated ping ping represents Pingtung, but it is also a homonym for pin pin, which means “unceasingly” or “full steam ahead,” and symbolizes athletes continuously training, continuously rising up from defeat, and continuously challenging themselves. The purpose of competing should not only be to win. Instead, it should be about seeking a better self through competition. The message the National High School Athletic Games wants to convey is that you should be proud of yourself no matter where you end up in the standings.

為運動員量身訂做的大會標語:屏屏挑戰,只為更好的自己
 
「屏屏」二字不僅代表著「屏東」,也諧音「頻頻」,象徵著運動員不斷地練習、從失敗中站起來,一而再再而三的自我挑戰。參加比賽的目的,並不只是追求成績,而是在比賽當中,找尋一個「更好的自己」。這是全中運想要表達的是,不管你是什麼名次,抑或是沒有名次,你都應該為自己感到驕傲。






此次2020年全中運競賽項目共分15項必辦、2項選辦及1項示範項目,同時競賽的20場地,預期參加的各縣市選手將超過1萬2000人以上。亦將分布於全縣各鄉鎮市,讓更多的縣民可以參與。

The Games include 15 essential, 2 optional and 1 exhibitory sports, which are held at 20 sites simultaneously. Over 12,000 athletes are expected to participate in the competitions. Meanwhile, sporting sites are located across all towns in Pingtung, allowing more citizen participation.

░  CREDIT
Official Organizer │Pingtung County Government
Executive Organizer │ Sports development center in Pingtung 
Creative Director | Meng Chih Chiang
3d Artist | Alex Wu
Motion Designer | Amy Wen 
Coordinator|Pei Rong Lu
Photography|James Lin, Pei Tzu Chen
Special thanks | Chen Jhen



Photo: 109sport.ptc.edu.tw
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