Lexus International is now calling for entries for the Lexus Design Award 2018. Launched in 2013, the award is an international platform to identify and recognize the next generation of global creators and designers. Every year, thousands of young creative talent from around the world aspire to be selected for the final round. Those twelve finalists and their works will be introduced to the design community and beyond at Milan Design Week 2018, four of which will be mentored by established global designers and given a production budget of up to $30,000 USD to create actual prototypes.
In addition to the unique mentorship opportunity and global exposure, young designers are drawn to the Lexus Design Award by the inspiring theme that provides endless possibilities from a design perspective. This year’s creative theme for the Lexus Design Award 2018 is "CO-," a Latin prefix meaning with or together in harmony. Lexus believes that great design can ensure the harmonious coexistence of nature and society. In that sense, “CO-" is an approach that allows the brand to explore its true potential and that of the environment by creating new possibilities through collaboration, coordination and connection. Now, young designers get their turn for "CO-" to inspire them to conceive a better world.
The Judges who assess the designs are globally recognized illustrious creators active in diverse design genres. Additionally, mentorship is provided by esteemed designers who share their know-how and provide hands-on support. They guide the selected candidates to express their full potential through the development of working prototypes of their innovative ideas.
During Milan Design Week, all the finalists’ works will be displayed at the Lexus experiential space. Judges will then assess the four prototypes to choose the Grand Prix winner for 2018. Previous winners have gone on to enjoy success and further develop their ideas into viable products.
Entries to the Lexus Design Award 2018 competition will be accepted from July 24th through October 8th. For more information on the application process, please visit LexusDesignAward.com. The twelve finalists will be announced in early 2018.
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Lexus Design Award Submission Guidelines
To enter, students must submit a visual rendering of their design with a brief description by October 8th. There is no limit on the number of entries per person. If you are entering more than one Work, please submit each Work separately. Images and text must be in digital format.
Steps to enter:
- Visit the Lexus Design Award Designboom page, and click the “REGISTER HERE” button under “Registration”.
- Log in to your Designboom account. If you do not have a Designboom account, register for one below the login section.
- Once logged in, Designboom will direct you to the official entry page where you can upload your materials.
The Work may be produced in any medium but must be submitted as low res JPEG (JPG) or GIF format. 1 main image and 1 image showing usage are mandatory, and 6 additional images are optional.
Up to 8 images can be uploaded (either single or composition images).
All digital image files must be
- 500 KB or smaller (a low-res version of your original Work)
- The width must be from 800~1000 pixels / 72 dpi
- RGB color mode
- Video upload is not mandatory
The voluntary addition of up to 2 video files should be uploaded as either Vimeo or Youtube format. Then, the link of each video should be pasted in the proper field of the submission form.
Please provide a brief description of your design. Let us know about your research and point out the artistic and technological qualities. You should also consider a broad spectrum of issues that demonstrate and showcase the ways in which your design can enrich people's lives. Tells us about it.
ABOUT LEXUS DESIGN AWARD
First launched in 2013, the Lexus Design Award is an international design competition that targets up-and-coming creators from around the world. The award seeks to foster the growth of ideas that contribute to society by supporting designers and creators whose works can help to shape a better future. It provides a unique opportunity for four finalists to work with globally recognized designer as a mentor to create prototypes of their designs, and then exhibit them at one of the design calendar's most important events.
Since its debut in 1989, Lexus has earned a worldwide reputation for high-quality products and exemplary customer service. Lexus is the hybrid leader among luxury brands, offering hybrids that provide the best in innovative technology and premier luxury. The evolution of Lexus is reflected in the progressive designs of its new vehicles. The signature spindle grille, dynamic light treatments and sculptured lines create a distinctive look of luxury for Lexus.
Find previous finalists' work below.
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