IO, Solo — Alif Sholihin, a student in the Fine Art Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP), Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta, has won 1st place in a national poster design competition. Alif beat 80 other participants from universities across Indonesia, in the “Public Relations Action 2020” competition, organized by Vocational Program in Public Relations, Universitas Indonesia (UI).
Submission to the poster competition was open from August to September 1st. The assessment was held on 1-18 September 2020, and the result was announced through a PR Action YouTube Channel and also Instagram @pr.action. “Of course, I was happy when they announced me as in 1st place, especially while working on my undergraduate thesis and waiting for any revision from my supervisor,” Alif commented, as quoted by uns.ac.id on Sunday (25/10/2020).
He further explained that the concept of his work is the visualization of human life as a game of chess. “This poster delivers a message on togetherness, unity, and tolerance, to maintain integration during the ongoing COVID-19. The poster depicts one person who is isolated and is standing on a fragile chess board due to COVID -19 isolation. On the other side, other people provide friendly and enthusiastic moral support,” Alif reveals.
Alif recounts that during the last few months, he had won design competitions, both at the national and international levels. Concluding the interview, Alif hopes that his achievement can encourage his colleagues in UNS to achieve more. “Hopefully, in the future here will be more UNS students who accomplish great achievements at the regional, national, and international levels,” he concluded. (est)