YouFab Global Creative Awards 2018

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YouFab Global Creative Awards 2018

Applications are now open for YouFab Global Creative Awards 2018 organized by FabCafe. The award is open to the students who are enrolled in a university or a vocational college at the time of entry.

They are calling for entrants from around the world that challenge the idea of what is sensible and “hack” the common sense model. The theme for the award is “MERGE ‒ A future where work and life merge together”.

The Awards recognize and celebrate creative works and inventions that stem from a powerful collaboration between digital and physical fabrications.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

Student Category

  • This category is only eligible for those who are enrolled in a university or a vocational college at the time of entry.
  • There are no age or nationality entry restrictions.

General Category

  • There are no age or nationality restrictions to this category
  • Therefore are open to anyone of interest whether it is individuals, groups or corporations.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:


  • There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
  • If submitting multiple entries, prepare an entry form for each submission.
  • Submission should be creative experiments, works, and inventions that stem from powerful collaborations in the fabrication world.
  • These submissions can encompass physical products, art, architecture, or intangible projects such as performing arts, events, workshops, and
  • A condition of entry is that the submitted work be in its completed/operational form, and not left in the conceptual phase of the design plan or proposal.
  • Submissions can be something that has already been launched, or something yet to be unveiled.
  • Submission Language
    • YouFab will accept applications written in languages other than English.
    • However, be aware that the judgment will be made in English so we recommend that there be an English explanation along with the submitted language.
    • Any applications that are not in English will be translated by the YouFab committee using a free online translation tool for the judges to review

Submission Requirements:

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Photos
    • One main photograph of the submitted work
    • Required Two supplementary photos
    • Optional Accepted image formats: JPEG, GIF, and PNG
    • Recommended image size is around 10MB
  • Video introducing your submission (no more than 5 minutes)Optional
    • Although it is not required, they recommend entrants submit a video introducing their works.
    • If the privacy settings for the video are set to private, provide a password to view the video on the entry form.
  • Explanation of submitted works: Include an explanation including the following in 200 words or less.
    • What did you create?
    • Why did you make it?
    • How did you make it?
    • Your entry’s specifications (weight, scale and structure etc.)
    • A description about the Lion award (only those who apply for Lion Award)


  • Grand Prize (1 winner): Trophy/ 1000 USD
  • First Prize(1 winner): Trophy/ 500 USD
  • Student Award(1 winner): Award Certificate / 300USD
  • General Award(1 winner): Award Certificate / 300USD
  • Special LION Award(1 winner): Award Certificate / 1000USD – YouFab 2018 grants the “Lion Award” as a special prize in collaboration with Lion Corporation.
  • Finalist Several winners: Award Certificate

Application Deadline:

The entry period will be from August 1st, 2018 until 12:00 pm (noon) October 31st, 2018 Japan time.

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