Lexus Design Award 2023: call for entries to create a better tomorrow

28 July 2022

Entries are now being welcomed for the Lexus Design Award 2023, an international competition dedicated to empowering and encouraging the next generation of creators. Entries may be submitted up to 16 October 2022.

Inaugurated in 2013, the award provides a global platform to help launch the careers of emerging design talent. As the competition continues to evolve, Lexus aims to enrich its quality by focusing on the broader creative growth of individual entrants. The award has a new, streamlined form in which four winners are chosen, allowing a deeper exploration of each winner’s story, while also fostering rich dialogue with the leading industry figures who serve on the judging panel. Mentorship remains core to the award, with winners being guided in the development of their projects by internationally respected designers.

Through the award, Lexus is seeking innovative ideas that could help deliver a better future for all through the power of design and technology, and that exemplify the Lexus brand’s three key principles: Anticipate, Innovate and Captivate.

Design entries must anticipate global challenges to societies, and provide inventive ways to reach a sustainable future, while seamlessly enhancing the happiness of all. Lexus seeks engaging, insightful, and original designs that honour both form and function while offering actionable solutions to achieve a brighter future for humanity.

Simon Humphries, Head of Toyota and Lexus Global Design said: “Over the past decade, environmental and other issues have ballooned, along with the need for solutions. With the Lexus Design Award, we have welcomed and recognised emerging creators who apply the power of design to the challenges of building a better tomorrow for all, with brilliance and foresight. I eagerly await the fresh talent and impactful ideas that will debut in the Lexus Design Award 2023.” 

A judging committee of elite, internationally recognised design experts will select four winners who will be mentored by leading creators in diverse design disciplines. Each winner will be allocated a research and development budget of up to 3 million Japanese yen (approximately £18,000) in grant funding to cover prototype construction and other expenses involved in refining their concept and design and supporting their personal creative development. This once-in-a-lifetime mentoring experience is at the heart of the Lexus Design Award’s reputation for excellence.

In the spring 2023, the winners will present their finished work to judges and mentors for review. After revealing their work, they will have the opportunity to consult one-on-one with the judging panel. In addition to receiving feedback on their work, they will share their visions and receive advice on their career path and aspirational goals.

Mentors and judging committee members will be announced this autumn.

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Lexus calls for entries for the 2023 Lexus Design Award.
Lexus calls for entries for the 2023 Lexus Design Award.

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