Emerging designers and creators have about three weeks left to submit their entries for the Lexus Design Award 2019. The worldwide design competition provides a platform for creative talent from around the world, whose innovative works ultimately lead to a better future for all. Now in its seventh year, the award is being held under the inspiring call to “Design for a Better Tomorrow,” and the deadline for entries is Oct. 28.
Yugo Miyamoto, chief representative, Middle East and North Africa Representative Office, Toyota Motor Corporation, said: “We are extremely delighted to launch the 2019 Lexus Design Award. This international competition has been motivating talented emerging creatives to fresh heights of innovation for seven consecutive years.
“We look forward to being inspired by this year’s entries that are expected to ‘Anticipate,’ ‘Innovate,’ and ‘Captivate,’ and deliver groundbreaking solutions through designs that answer the evolving needs of society and overcome challenges to design a better tomorrow for all.”
Miyamoto added: “Each of our chosen finalists will benefit from a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to turn their visions into reality with the assistance of our mentorship program, giving them an exclusive opportunity to partner with acclaimed professionals who share their valuable knowledge and experience. I would like to extend my gratitude to our loyal customers, whose support is a constant source of inspiration in our quest to reach beyond the conventional and create amazing experiences.”
The six finalists in the contest are due to be announced in early 2019. Each will receive a production budget of up to JPY3 million ($26,400) to develop their ideas into functional prototypes.
These will be displayed at the Milan Design Week 2019, where they will compete for the Grand Prix.