YouFab
Global Creative Awards 2015

ENTRY
JUL. 1, 2015 - SEP. 30, 2015

ENTRY INFO

Throne (Gold_2014) / Throne(Silver_2014) 2014 mixed media
photo : Nobutada OMOTE|SANDWICH © Kohei NAWA|SANDWICH

YF YouFab global Creative Awards 2015

YouFab is a global design competition
that recognizes excellence in the
field of digital fabrication.

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OUTLINE

Calling for submissions of fab machines, and products made using digital fabrication tools
such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC milling machines!

SUBMISSIONS

You may submit all types of creative works made using digital fabrication tools such as the 3D printer, laser
cutters or CNC milling machines, or you can create your own digital fabrication tool itself and submit that. The
entry must be in it's completed form, not in the conceptual phase, to be accepted for submission.
Submissions can be something that has already been launched, or something yet-to-be unveiled.

CATEGORIES

  • PRODUCTS

    PRODUCTS

    Products made using digital fabrication tools

  • ART

    ART

    Artwork, illustrations, artistic activities, performances, and live acts using digital fabrication tools

  • MACHINES

    MACHINES

    Inventions and development of unique digital fabrication tools

  • HACK

    HACK

    This category is for entries of existing product that have been customized

  • BEYOND

    BEYOND

    This category is for entries that do not fit into the other categories or that are a combination of a number of categories

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JUDGES

AWARDS

  • Grand Prize 1 Winner

    TROPHY, 1000 USD

  • first Prize 1 Winner

    TROPHY, 500 USD

  • Finalists Several Winners

    AWARD CERTIFICATE

ABOUT ENTRY

MESSAGES

We've received messages of support for the applicants from experts in
many different fields who are paying close attention to these awards!

  • Quake Hsu

    Quake
    Hsu

    Judge | Co-founder at zeczec
    MESSAGE

    Quake Hsu

    Judge | Co-founder at zeczec

    Since I founded zeczec.com in 2012, I have met more than 500 creative people who built their own ideas from scratches. The digital fabrication tools really empower those creators chasing their dreams and surprising the world with their genius. Laser cutting, CNC, and 3D printing not only accelerate prototyping, but also change the concept of manufacturing. We no longer need to give up our ideas because we do not have access to the factories. I believe ‘realizing your idea’ is a radical desire for every human being. We should all keep this desire and be brave to make it.

    close message

  • Seiichi Saito

    Seiichi
    Saito

    Judge | Creative Director / Technical Director Rizomatiks
    MESSAGE

    Seiichi Saito

    Judge | Creative Director / Technical Director Rizomatiks

    Digital fabrication has been changing business, our life, future and the world. These are the first tools as human being we never experienced before and what we do right now is the most important phase to choose the path toward our future. I am looking forward to seeing works which you are having fun with and blow our mind.

    close message

  • Yukiko Shikata

    Yukiko
    Shikata

    Judge | Creative Curator
    MESSAGE

    Yukiko Shikata

    Judge | Creative Curator

    Digital fabrication is a field that can potentially transform the way in which we create. It is also a game-changer for innovation, which until now has been mostly driven by industries, government and academia. It is a place where creative catalysts, who wear many hats such as artist, designer, programmer, and artisan, can unleash their playful spirits to hack and create things that we have never even dreamed or imagined possible. The concept and phenomenon of “TAZ (Temporary Autonomous Zone)”, coined by Hakim Bey in the 80s, is diffused in our lives and brews a diverse culture that brings with it a new economy and society. I believe this Award is at the forefront of this movement, and I am very much looking forward to seeing this year’s outstanding ideas!

    close message

  • Hiroya Tanaka

    Hiroya
    Tanaka

    Judge | Director, Social Fabrication Lab Keio/ Founder, Fab Lab Japan
    MESSAGE

    Hiroya Tanaka

    Judge | Director, Social Fabrication Lab Keio/ Founder, Fab Lab Japan

    It probably goes without saying, but one of the main reasons that I accepted this offer to be a judge was that I want to be blown away with entries that go beyond anything I have ever seen before and that don’t look like your typical works created using 3D printers or laser cutter. The advance of globalization means that no matter where we are in the world today we hear the same kind of music, see the same kind of films, and create the same kind of things with the same kind of 3D printers. I think our various forms of creativity and artistic instincts are urgently being put into question in an attempt to break through this kind of homogenization. Most technologies are a double-edged sword, and digital fabrication is your typical example of this. I hope that this year’s YouFab will provide us with a chance to further discover the merits that digital fabrication has to offer.

    close message

  • Luke Yeung

    Luke
    Yeung

    Judge | Architect, Principal at Architectkidd
    MESSAGE

    Luke Yeung

    Judge | Architect, Principal at Architectkidd

    The world is rapidly changing. So are design, technologies and environments. Coming from an architectural background, it would be interesting to see new ideas and projects using digital fabrication that can go beyond a single, material purpose. To shift from thinking about design as a stand-alone entity to looking at multiple perspectives can open up new ways of thinking. Digital fabrication can be used to visualize, organize and connect, not only as a means to produce. I hope designers will be able to embrace this added complexity not as a barrier but as a creative platform for innovation.

    close message

  • Luki Huber

    Luki
    Huber

    Judge | Product Designer
    MESSAGE

    Luki Huber

    Judge | Product Designer

    The great thing about using a variety of tools during the design process is that each tool directly influences the development process. Today, we have access to many different technologies and methodologies that could be add on to tradition ones. Everyone sees the same project in different ways, the same happens when we make the same drawing with different drawing tools. Prototyping in multiple and diversified ways helps to innovate the creativity process.

    close message

  • Quake Hsu

    Quake Hsu

    Quake Hsu

    Judge | Co-founder at zeczec

    Since I founded zeczec.com in 2012, I have met more than 500 creative people who built their own ideas from scratches. The digital fabrication tools really empower those creators chasing their dreams and surprising the world with their genius. Laser cutting, CNC, and 3D printing not only accelerate prototyping, but also change the concept of manufacturing. We no longer need to give up our ideas because we do not have access to the factories. I believe ‘realizing your idea’ is a radical desire for every human being. We should all keep this desire and be brave to make it.

    close message

  • Seiichi Saito

    Seiichi Saito

    Seiichi Saito

    Judge | Creative Director / Technical Director Rizomatiks

    Digital fabrication has been changing business, our life, future and the world. These are the first tools as human being we never experienced before and what we do right now is the most important phase to choose the path toward our future. I am looking forward to seeing works which you are having fun with and blow our mind.

    close message

  • Yukiko Shikata

    Yukiko Shikata

    Yukiko Shikata

    Judge | Creative Curator

    Digital fabrication is a field that can potentially transform the way in which we create. It is also a game-changer for innovation, which until now has been mostly driven by industries, government and academia. It is a place where creative catalysts, who wear many hats such as artist, designer, programmer, and artisan, can unleash their playful spirits to hack and create things that we have never even dreamed or imagined possible. The concept and phenomenon of “TAZ (Temporary Autonomous Zone)”, coined by Hakim Bey in the 80s, is diffused in our lives and brews a diverse culture that brings with it a new economy and society. I believe this Award is at the forefront of this movement, and I am very much looking forward to seeing this year’s outstanding ideas!

    close message

  • Hiroya Tanaka

    Hiroya Tanaka

    Hiroya Tanaka

    Judge | Director, Social Fabrication Lab Keio/ Founder, Fab Lab Japan

    It probably goes without saying, but one of the main reasons that I accepted this offer to be a judge was that I want to be blown away with entries that go beyond anything I have ever seen before and that don’t look like your typical works created using 3D printers or laser cutter. The advance of globalization means that no matter where we are in the world today we hear the same kind of music, see the same kind of films, and create the same kind of things with the same kind of 3D printers. I think our various forms of creativity and artistic instincts are urgently being put into question in an attempt to break through this kind of homogenization. Most technologies are a double-edged sword, and digital fabrication is your typical example of this. I hope that this year’s YouFab will provide us with a chance to further discover the merits that digital fabrication has to offer.

    close message

  • Luke Yeung

    Luke Yeung

    Luke Yeung

    Judge | Architect, Principal at Architectkidd

    The world is rapidly changing. So are design, technologies and environments. Coming from an architectural background, it would be interesting to see new ideas and projects using digital fabrication that can go beyond a single, material purpose. To shift from thinking about design as a stand-alone entity to looking at multiple perspectives can open up new ways of thinking. Digital fabrication can be used to visualize, organize and connect, not only as a means to produce. I hope designers will be able to embrace this added complexity not as a barrier but as a creative platform for innovation.

    close message

  • Luki Huber

    Luki Huber

    Luki Huber

    Judge | Product Designer

    The great thing about using a variety of tools during the design process is that each tool directly influences the development process. Today, we have access to many different technologies and methodologies that could be add on to tradition ones. Everyone sees the same project in different ways, the same happens when we make the same drawing with different drawing tools. Prototyping in multiple and diversified ways helps to innovate the creativity process.

    close message

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SUPPORTERS

SPONSORING PARTNERS

Gold

  • Delta Electronics (Japan) Inc.
  • Lopwork Inc.

SILVER

  • Trotec Laser Japan Co., Ltd.
  • Brother Industries, Ltd.

BRONZE

  • Autodesk Ltd.
  • Roland DG Corpora.on
  • Fujitsu Limited anime-elm delay10
  • Toppan Prin.ng Co., Ltd.

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MEDIA SPONSORS

  • DESIGNBEATS
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  • art4d
  • room
  • TCDC
  • idesign MAGAZINE
  • makerasia
  • MdN DESIGN INTERACTIVE
  • fabcross
  • THE BRIDGE
  • Tech Life科技生活
  • COMPUTER ARTS
  • heyshow.com
  • TWDW Taiwan Designers’ Week
  • Taiwan Designers'Web (台灣設計師連線)
  • Business Next 數位時代
  • roomie
  • Wallpaper

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stratasys FOR A 3D WORLD

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