DESIGN COMPETITION

Design Your Avatar

A design competition for aspiring young designers (age 12 to 24) from around the world.
Jointly organized by Xobon Magazine and Art Away Studio.

Category A: age 12 to 16         Category B: age 17 to 24

Design your avatar:
In your book of life, what is your avatar? What kind of a person are you? What adventures have you gone through? Or plan to go through? We challenge you to spin a tale through the design of your avatar. 

What to submit:
1. Avatar design (1 page)
2. Detailed call-out – avatar’s weapons/accessories (1 page)
3. Ideation (creative process sketches, minimum 1 page)

For digital entries:
Items #1 to #3 must be presented in jpeg or PDF, the format is landscape A3 (length: 420mm, height: 297mm). File size must not exceed 10MB.

For hand-drawn entries:
Items #1 to #3 must be scanned clearly and presented in jpeg or PDF, the format is landscape A3 (length: 420mm, height: 297mm). File size must not exceed 10MB.

Important:
Please label your jpeg or PDF in the following manner: full name (not including middle names), age and country of residence.
For example: JaneBrown_12_Singapore.jpeg

How to submit:
All entries are to be submitted electronically to Xobon Magazine: hello@xobonmag.com

Judging Criteria:
Storytelling ability through the design of avatar
Design – 70%
Rendering – 25%
Artwork Presentation – 5%

Visual Examples: (character illustrations for this design competition by Jason Loo)

Rules and regulations:

All entries submitted must be in colour.

One entry per person.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. The judges’ decisions are final.

Entry deadline is 28 February 2023.
Winners will be announced by early April 2023 and will be notified by email.

Any questions regarding this art competition should be sent to soo@xobonmag.com.

All entries/submissions become the property of Xobon Magazine and Art Away Studio. They reserve the rights to showcase the entries/submissions as they deem fit.

The organisers have the sole right to refuse submissions based on the quality of the image, inappropriateness of content, and/or concerns regarding copyright infringement in the original work.

Prizes:
Top 3 winners get an art hamper each.

Panel of judges:

Disclaimer: Any and all entries in the Design Your Avatar competition shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of Xobon Magazine and Art Away Studio. Xobon Magazine and Art Away Studio shall not be subjected to any obligation(s) of confidentiality with respect to any entries, nor are these two entities liable for any use or disclosure of any entries. Without limitations of the foregoing, the undersigned hereby grants Xobon Magazine and Art Away Studio a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license of every kind and nature throughout the universe, and Xobon Magazine and Art Away Studio shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the entries for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the entries or any other person or entity.