Panel of Judges Panel of Judges
Taiwan Tourism Bureau

Taiwan Tourism Bureau

Taiwan Visitors Association

Taiwan Visitors Association


Wei-Hsiung Chan

Wei-Hsiung Chan

Born in 1961 in Taichung, Taiwan, Wei-Hsiung Chan holds a master's degree in Journalism from National Taiwan University. Chan was a journalist and creative director at an advertising firm in the early 1990s. He not only co-founded the largest online bookstore "Books.com.tw" in Taiwan, but also participated in the launch of magazines such as Business Next, Shopping Design, etc. Chan is now a full time researcher and writer of cultural and social change in Taiwan society.

Rifat

Rifat

Rifat (Ugur Rifat Karlova), born in Turkey in 1980. In 2011, he began hosting the TV show iWalker and received a Golden Bell Award for Best Travel Show Host the following year, the first foreign Golden Bell Award winner. Rifat has published four books in Mandarin and currently resides in Taiwan with his wife and two daughters. He is also a full time show host, author and youtuber.

Alston Hsu

Alston Hsu

An Aquarius boy born in 1990, who enjoys realizing his wildest ideas in real life. At age 18, he sets a goal to capture the scenery of all 368 townships in Taiwan with his camera and tell a local story with each photograph. Hsu hopes to create heart-touching works and, with imagery and written words on his blog, share the stories from his journey and show everyone the beautiful unseen side of Taiwan.