IO, Semarang – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has continued to promote health protocols, aiming to adapt to new habits. Wash hands thoroughly with soap, wear a mask, and maintain physical distance to avoid transmission of the highly infectious SARS-CoV-2. All of these efforts must be carried out until proven drugs and vaccines are discovered and developed.
To campaign for the habit of wearing cloth masks, the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises collaborates with “Proud to be Made in Indonesia”, and “Masks for Indonesia” in a national-level Mask Design Contest held to commemorate Indonesia’s 75th anniversary. The design competition jury team consists of Kartika Wirjoatmodjo, Deputy Minister of State-Owned-Enterprises; Hari Prast, founder of @harimerdeka; and Patricia Hidris, from the Mask Creative Team for Indonesia. Winners are selected based on creativity, originality, and design quality.
Zuna Akhmad, a student of the Visual Communication Design Study Program 2018, Faculty of Language and Arts, Semarang State University (Unnes), Central Java, was chosen as one of the five winners of the competition. Zuna gave the title of his mask “Awakening Nationalism for Advanced Indonesia”. “This mask design is a reflection of the spirit of Advanced Indonesia,” said Zuna, when interviewed by the Unnes Public Relations team, Wednesday (8/19/2020).
Furthermore, Zuna explained that his mask design philosophy was an invitation to ignite the spirit of nationalism, unity, and integrity for an advanced Indonesia. (est)