Photo/IllutrationThe “Kidicine,” which won the Grand Prize in the Asia Students Package Design Competition (ASPaC) on Dec. 4 (Provided by the ASPaC Association)

An entry by a Thai student for medicine containers in different designs depending on age group has taken the top prize in a package design competition for Asian students.

It was the first time that an entry from Thailand has won the contest.

The “Kidicine,” submitted by Kulisara Sombutphiboonporn, secured the Grand Prize on Dec. 4 in the Asia Students Package Design Competition (ASPaC) organized by the ASPaC Association and the Japan Foundation.

The entry scored high marks, as it changed the shape and appearance of medicine containers for different age groups, making it easier to give anti-fever drugs to infants.

The ASPaC started in Japan and South Korea in 2010. The number of countries participating has since increased, making the competition one of the biggest of its kind in the world.

This year, more than 3,500 entries were submitted from 10 countries and regions, the largest ever, on the theme of “Innovation.”

Entries that won prizes will be exhibited in the Good Design Marunouchi art gallery on the first floor of the Shin-Kokusai Building in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward from Dec. 6 to 15. Admission is free.

The ASPaC was also supported by The Asahi Shimbun and other organizations.