Second Prize in Nasser Bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Award
11/1/2018
Onur Aşkın, the Lecturer in ŞEHİR Vocational School and the Chair of Graphic Design Program, won the second prize at the Nasser Bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Award organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Onur Aşkın, the lecturer in İstanbul Şehir University Vocational School and the Chair of Graphic Design Program, accomplished in the Nasser Bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Award. In the competition organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Kingdom of Bahrain with the theme of "Life below Water", Aşkın won the second prize in the graphic design category with its poster design, where he deals with the damage caused by temperature increases to marine life and sustainable life. This year's theme was determined in the scope of the sustainable development targets of the United Nations and 7012 people from 120 countries participated in the competition. His work has been exhibited in over 30 countries, including biennials and trienals, and received awards from more than 20 national and international competitions.​

After graduating from Tekirdağ Anatolian Fine Arts High School Department of Painting, Onur Aşkın studied graphic design in the Dumlupınar University College of Fine Arts between 2009-2013. He completed his MA degree in Işık University Graduate School of Social Sciences Visual Communication Design with his thesis called "Problems of Visual Communication and Advices for the Applications of Digital Children's Book in Preschool Education". In 2015, Aşkın was awarded the first prize at the 22nd International Adana Altın Koza Film Festival Poster Competition organized within the scope of Hürriyet Awards for the Best in Press. His works have been exhibited in a number of museums including Les Arts Decoratifs, Victoria and Albert Museum and Wilanow Poster Museum.​