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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 15 March 2023.
Winners will be announced by April 2023 and will be notified by email.
Any questions regarding this art competition should be sent to email@example.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.
Art Hamper for 1st Prize winner: 1 set of Pentel Brush Sign Pen Twin (18 colours), 1 set of Pentel Pointliners, 1 Pentel Aquash Water Brush and S$100 cash.
Art Hamper for 2nd Prize winner: 1 MUSE A4 marker pad, 1 set of Pentel Brush Sign Pen Twin (12 colours), 1 set of Pentel Pointliners, and 1 Pentel Aquash Water Brush.
Art Hamper for 3rd Prize winner: 1 MUSE A4 marker pad, 1 set of Pentel Brush Sign Pen Twin (6 colours), 1 set of Faber Castell Skin Tone markers, and 1 Pentel Aquash Water Brush.
The top 3 winners will be featured artists on Xobon’s website. All winners and finalists will each get a certificate. We will be notifying the winners shortly on how to receive their prizes.
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.