International technology competition achievement for UNS student

Alif Sholihin took three days to complete the design about COVID-19.(Photo: Prive. Doc)

IO, Solo – Another proud accomplishment by a student of Fine Art Education Program Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta, Central Java. Alif Sholihin, a student of Fine Art Education Program, won first place in the International Multimedia Engineering Technology Competition (METC) 2020 on 3rd July, conducted by Multimedia Engineering Technology, Telkom University and joined in by many countries. 

After passing two weeks of the selection process, Alif was announced as the winner in the poster design category, knocking out the other 484 competitors. The 8th-semester student admitted that he was delighted to win the competition. 

“Alhamdulillah I am very happy especially when I heard ‘Congratulations to Alif Sholihin from Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia’. I am also grateful because I won another competition in Student Formula Japan 2019 at Ogasayama Sports Park, Shizuoka Prefecture with the Bengawan FSAE UNS Team in August last year and this month, I finally won an individual design competition at the international level,” he said as quote by, Monday (7/27/2020). 

In this competition, Alif submitted a poster design used to educate the community that “stay at home” is an effective means to stop the spread of COVID-19. The idea of the poster came from the conspiracy of the time machine and a concept of a letter from the future surrounded by the virus. The letter contains mathematics formula to stop the spread of COVID-19: 2019 + 1 = positive COVID-19; 2019 + 1 + at home = negative COVID-19. 

Alif took three days to complete the design, starting from the conceptual exploration until completion. He took a day to finalize the concept, one day to prepare the illustration sketch, and the third day for digitalization. Alif hopes that UNS students diligently cultivating scientific disciplines to accomplish many achievements will in turn create a more competitive and dynamic academic atmosphere at the program, faculty, and university level. (est)