2016 - Chang Chung-Lin of Taipei City, Taiwan is the thirty-seven year old music teacher who placed third in this contest. This was his first time to Winfield and this contest. He says he has been playing the guitar for around 20 years. When asked if he would like to play another selection on being introduced as the third place winner, he said no. Rather he asked to have his girlfriend brought to the stage. After being escorted forward Chang got down on one knee and proposed to her and the look on her face indicated a “YES” answer. And who knows, they will live happily ever after, after their experience here at the Festival. The prize he won was a Taylor K24ce Grand Auditorium Guitar by Taylor Guitars Inc. of El Cajon, CA. He also takes back to Taiwan the 3rd Place Trophy.