The AMD Design Award 2023, aimed at CG and media artists and creative students, has completed its cycle, announcing a lineup of winners.
As a platform for promoting sustainable development and environmental awareness through digital art, the AMD Design Award has concluded its latest season. From July 15 to October 15, the competition attracted a host of digital artists engaged in addressing vital environmental issues.
Submissions ranged from innovative smart city infrastructure to visions of zero-emission transportation and responsible energy usage advocacy. The “Social Poster” category garnered the most attention, underscoring the artists’ commitment to addressing both social and environmental challenges through their art.
The competition saw a significant influx of entries, especially from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, with France, Spain, and Canada also contributing notably. This year also marked the first active involvement of students from creative disciplines, with a separate prize fund designated for the best student work.
Between October 15 and October 30, a distinguished jury panel reviewed the submissions. The AMD Design Award continues its mission to merge artistic creativity with critical analysis, fostering innovation and positive change during these times of global shifts. The jury for this year’s AMD Design Award included:
· Annibale Siconolfi — An Italian artist and architect renowned for his 3D environmental modeling.
· Sarper Baran — Founder of Artgrab.co and an experienced 3D artist with a strong background.
· Rolands Zilvinskis — Freelance 3D Artist and Motion Designer from London, focusing on sci-fi.
· Manu VB Tintoré — A sculptor and painter exploring themes about humanity’s future.
· Mickael Lelievre — A 3D modeling artist with over ten years of industry experience.
· Matthew Betcher — A brand consultant with extensive experience in sustainable solutions.
· Pick Keobandith — An art history Ph.D. focusing on art and cultural diplomacy.
This year’s winners are:
City category – Recognising the outstanding achievement in designing a smarter, more efficient city infrastructure with interconnected renewable energy systems, this nomination was awarded to Thomas Chamberlain‑Keen (United Kingdom), Alberto Petronio (United Kingdom) and Nick Leung (United Kingdom).
Transport category – Applauding the visionary work dedicated to zero emissions vehicles and sustainable transportation solutions, this nomination was awarded to Loic Bramoulle (France), Axel Sauerwald (Germany) and Mike Luard (United Kingdom).
Social Poster category – Commending the creative genius behind the artwork promoting responsible energy consumption by the Citizens of the Future, this nomination was awarded to Matteo Stella (Italy), Arad Safarzadegan (Germany) and Jeanne Plounevez (France).
Best student work – Celebrating the brightest emerging talents who have demonstrated exceptional creativity and dedication in the pursuit of sustainable design, this nomination was awarded to Jannes Ennen (Germany) and Artem Krylovskiy (Canada).
The winners in each category will receive fantastic prizes that include powerful AMD products, designed to propel the advancement of creative industries. The first-place prize is a Workstation PC powered by the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ PRO 5965WX processor and Radeon™ PRO graphics card. The second-place winner will receive a Workstation PC equipped with the AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series Desktop processor and Radeon™ RX 7900 Series graphics card. The third-place prize is a ThinkPad P14s Gen 3 featuring the AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO 6850U processor. The Best student work prize is a $300 Gift Card for Learn Squared that can be used to access the latest and most valuable courses offered by some of the industry’s leading artists. With these facilities, the winners will supercharge their creative abilities, reaching new horizons in their work and unlocking the potential for groundbreaking innovation.
Additionally, each winner of the contest will receive an exclusive prize: access to a Windows 11 Pro for Workstations license, further enhancing their creative capabilities.
The AMD Design Award, with a focus on environmental sustainability and innovation, embodies a critical mission to advance to a better world. By embracing the responsibility to protect our planet and encourage energy-saving measures, AMD challenges artists to imagine a world with abundant alternative energy sources and explore how we can contribute to these changes.