YOUTHFAB Creative Arts Awards 2016

Publish Date: Aug 19, 2016

Deadline: Oct 31, 2016


Evolving at an unimaginable speed, digital technology obscures the line between virtual and reality, and has started to significantly magnify the world of fabrication. It is expanding the world of creation that transcends the realms of bits and atoms, data and objects, academic and creative, sciences and liberal arts, the existing and new.

The revolution of fabrication using digital technology like laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC machines, is only just the tip of the iceberg of what is to come. Moving forward, digital technology, which continues to evolve, will serve as an engine to further push the boundaries of fabrication.Digital Fabrication (Fab) – now the meaning of this term is not limited to changes in fabrication using digital technology, but changes in the meaning of fabrication using digital technology, changes in the form it takes on, as well as changes in the relationship between fabrication and society are also drastically evolving.

The YouFab Global Creative Awards define Fab as creativity that transcends and combines the digital and physical realms, and in the form of an award framework it serves to discover and support new ideas and creative works that have the potential to alter our future.


The award calls for submissions that leverage both the digital and physical.
These submissions can be anything from products, art, architecture, or intangible projects such as performing arts, events or workshops. A condition of entry is that the submitted work be in its completed/operational form created with such machines as digital fabrication tools and not left in the conceptual phase of design plans or proposals. Submissions can be something that has already been launched, or something yet to be unveiled.


From August 1st to noon on October 31st , 2016 (Japan Time)
Initial Screening Results Announcement
Notification to Initial Screening Finalists will be around December 15th, 2016

Winners Announcement
Early February 2017
Award Ceremony
Early March 2017
Exhibition of Winning Works
Early March 2017

To APPLY go to "Further official information" below and fill the online form.

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