Thank you!

Designers from 7 countries participated. 800 people voted. 7 judges assessed. Thank you for making the Design For Deities competition a memorable one! Here's sharing some of our favourite designs. 

The winners are...

Special Mention Prize

Megan Ng


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Special Mention Prize

Tess Moh


Special Mention Prize

Qi Lingzhi


3rd Prize

Finbarr Fallon & Samantha Chia

UK, Singapore

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2nd Prize


Ellvixson Yap


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1st Prize


Edmund Zhang & Sim Hao Jie


All winners have been contacted via email.

So what's next?

We started this competition because we knew that if we wanted to save the shop, we could not do it alone.

The competition was a way to help us see the possibilities.

We are excited, encouraged and humbled, after catching a glimpse of the shop's future through everyone's designs.

Going forward, we will be working with the 1st Prize winners, Edmund and Hao Jie, to try and turn their design into an actual product!

Pls follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay updated.

In the meantime, we have a small favour to ask: We would like to know how you might use the winning design, after it is brought to life. Would you display it at home? At your office? Would it work as a gift? Or as an educational tool for your kids?

Please let us know by completing this 1-min survey

Thank you once again!

Special thanks

to our sponsor for making this competition possible.

And to our judges for taking time from their busy schedules to support the designers who participated.

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Jerome Goh

Designer, IDEO

New York

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Rhea Alexander

Assistant Professor of Strategic Design & Management,

Parsons School of Design

New York

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Chua Ai Lin

Executive Director,

Singapore Heritage Society


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Chan Chow Wah

Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute


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Wendy Chua

President's Design Award winner (2015);

Co-founder, Forest & Whale

Singapore & Buenos Aires


Ng Yeow Hua

aka Uncle Ah Yeow


Say Tian Hng Buddha Shop



Tan Chwee Lian

aka Ah Ma


Say Tian Hng Buddha Shop


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Photo taken in 2019 when we completed our 20th monthly Airbnb tour.