COMPETITION

“Fab = creativity that transcends and combines the digital and physical realms” .

YouFab Global Creative Awards celebrating the sixth this year. It recognizes globally and celebrates creative works and inventions that stem from powerful collaborations between digital and physical fabrication.

We are calling for entrants from all over the world to show us how you nail the art of fabrication. We want to challenge the idea of sensible, defying sound judgement and “hack” common sense.

We’ve got a glittering array of judges for the Awards this year. Our head judge is Hiroya Tanaka, Professor at Keio University. Also we are welcoming Shiho Fukuhara (bio artist), Julia Cassim from KYOTO Design Lab. and Mitchell Joachim from NYU and more.

The entry period is from August 1 to October 31. You can submit entries of creative works that have already been made public. We’re looking forward to seeing what you submit this year!

YouFab Global Creative Awards 2017 YouFab Global Creative Awards 2017 Entry Info

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions should be creative experiments, works and inventions that stem from powerful collaborations between digital and physical fabrications. These submissions can encompass physical products, art, architecture, or intangible projects such as performing arts, events, workshops and experiments.

A condition of entry is that the submitted work be in its completed/operational form created with digital fabrication tools and are not left in its conceptual phase of the design plan or proposal. Submissions can be something that has already been launched, or yet to be unveiled.


SCHEDULE

Entry Period

August 1st, 2017 – October 31st, 2017 at 12:00 (Japan Time)

Initial Screening Results Announcement

Notification of Initial Screening Finalists will be by mid December.

Announcement of Winners

Early January 2018

Award Ceremony

Early February 2018

Exhibition of Awarded Works

Early February 2018


CATEGORIES

GENERAL

There are no age or nationality restrictions to this category therefore is open to anyone of interest whether it be individuals or corporations.

STUDENT

This category is only eligible for those who are enrolled in an university or a vocational college at the time of entry. There are no age or nationality entry restrictions.

HAPTIC DESIGN AWARD

YouFab 2017 grants the “HAPTIC DESIGN Award” as a special prize in collaboration with the HAPTIC DESIGN Project. You can apply for this special prize at the same time you apply for YouFab.


JUDGES

 

 Hiroya Tanaka  

 Professor at Keio University, Representative of SFC Social Fabrication      Lab

 


 

 Mitchell Joachim 

 Co-founder, Terreform ONE Professor at NYU



 

 Cléo Huet 

 Product designer, Professor at Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin (HEAR)



 

 Julia Cassim

 Professor at KYOTO Design Lab Kyoto Institute of Technology



 

 Shiho Fukuhara

 Artist, Co-Founder, BCL / CEO, Poiesis Labs



Awards

Grand Prize

1Winner  Trophy/ 1000 USD

First Prize

1Winner  Trophy/ 500 USD

Student Award

1Winner  Award Certificate / 300USD

General Award

1Winner  Award Certificate / 300USD

HAPTIC DESIGN Award

1Winner  Award Certificate / 1000USD

Finalist

Several Winners  Award Certificate

SPECIAL PRIZE

The special prize, HAPTIC DESIGN Award calls for touch-based designs of works or projects. Haptic refers to our sense of touch, which is one of our five senses, and these designs focus on tactile designs that allow us to connect with the world around us with our whole body through touch.


SUPPORTERS

SPECIAL COLLABOLATOR


SPONSORING PARTNER

GOLD PARTNER


SILVER PARTNER


BRONZE PARTNER

   

ORGANIZER

 


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