Announcing the Winners of
The Y.O. Design Lab Awards 2023
The Y.O. Design Lab Awards 2023 is proud to announce the winners of this year's prestigious competition. With 217 submissions from countries such as the US, China, Canada, the UK, Italy, Germany, Romania, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and South Africa, we celebrate unique cultures and backgrounds, as well as excellence in design and innovation, recognizing the most talented designers and studios from around the world. This year's competition received an overwhelming response, with submissions from some of the brightest minds in the industry. After a rigorous judging process, the jury has selected the most exceptional designs that embody the spirit of creativity, passion, and innovation.
2D DESIGN WINNERS
Light Stream captures the essence of the digital age, where information is at our fingertips and data is constantly flowing. Its flowy, linear patterns echo the dynamic motion of data as it courses through the circuits of the modern world. Like streams of light racing down a darkened highway, the vivid yellows, blues, and oranges streaking across its surface are a testament to the fast-paced nature of our constantly evolving world. It's like a moment captured in long-exposure photography, revealing the intricacies of the world around us through the condensed display of time and information. The designs for each blade side are unique.
Fade into Darkness
XEV is an electric vehicle technology company founded in 2018. XEV believes in making technology work for people around the world and we thrive on being innovative and Inclusive. The distinctive Italian style combined with cutting-edge technology gives the users maximum freedom of movement and expression. XEV Y.O. Design Lab focuses on collaborating with artists worldwide to develop customizable designs for XEV YOYO.
Open Call Introduction:
Let the current of creativity pass through every aspect of modern living.
You've probably seen art displays on underground subway trains, but you've certainly not seen an automotive brand that turns a vehicle into a moving art gallery like XEV.
The XEV YOYO is an electric car with a highly customizable exterior part called the Side Blade. Thanks to 3D printing and water transfer printing technologies, we can print your artwork onto the side blade and turn the YOYO into your own personal art show that’s visible to all who pass by.
Categories And The Grand Prizes
Including but not limited to Embossed Design, 3d Texture Design, and 3D Modeling. The design must comply with the XEV Safety Specifications.
One 1st Prize
Two 2nd Prizes
Three 3rd Prizes
Including but not limited to Graphic Design, Illustration, Graffiti, Painting, and Typography. Photography is not preferred.
One 1st Prize
Two 2nd Prizes
Three 3rd Prizes
Both categories accept designs in CMYK colors.
What You'll Upload:
Your Project Files
For 2D Design, please upload .ai, .svg, .eps files. For 3D Design, please upload .stp files only.
In 50-100 words, tell us about your design concept and what inspired you.
Please use the .psd template provided to see the overall effect of your design on XEV YOYO.
Video of Creative Journey
Optional. The entry fee will be refunded if we would like to feature your video for marketing purposes.
Participants are asked to use the template and comply with the guidelines.
Benefits for Winners and Nominees
We provide high-quality exposure opportunities for winners to be recognized
so that you and your work can shine on various platforms. View more details here.
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The Best Colors
The power of color is beyond imagination. Colors can create worlds full of wonder, mysteries and energy. This goes to the artist who has the best use of colors.
The Finest Modeling
When imagination breaks the 2D dimension and is infused with ingenuity, it will turn into a masterpiece. This goes to the artist who has the most craftmanship in the 3D modeling.
The Best Street Style
When driving YOYO in the cities, it can always take you to discovering interesting corners hidden in the streets and alleys. This goes to the artist who best expresses street culture in the design.
The above Special Awards are independent of the Grand Prizes and will be selected by the same group of jury.
The final interpretation right belongs to XEV.
Great creativity is always full of unconventional ideas and visions. This is for artist who has demonstrated the best creative idea in the design.
The Most Creative
The public's choice won't lie.
This goes to the artist who gets the highest vote during the Public Selection.
The Most Popular
The story behind the works is what really touches people's heart. This goes to the artist who made the best video documentation of their creative process.
The Best Story Telling
The launch of YOYO broke the stereotype of what EV car could be like. This goes to the artist who dare to create something bold and unexpected.
Open Call Started
23:59 EST, 02.25.2023
Submission Deadline (Entry Fee: $30/entry*)
*Pre-tax. And by uploading a video of your creative process, the entry fee can be waived if we would like to feature your video on social media.