Prospect100’s latest design competition has come to an end. Calling for designers to “create a digital artwork inspired by provided news sources”, 100 designers had their artworks selected by a judging panel of cultural leaders, before being donated to Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation so as they could be sold as NFTs raising money for the Armed Forces.
Provided with 25 news sources, the partaking designers had to use these as inspiration for their NFTs. The competition was a global success – having garnered tens of millions of impressions for Ukraine’s NFT initiative, and receiving 100s of applications from 30 countries. What’s more, over $600,000 was raised for Ukraine’s Meta History Gallery within the first 24 hours.
The winning artwork was chosen by a selection of the world’s leading figures from art and culture – including Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister Fedorov – will go on sale on April 17th and hopes to help drive the funds raised towards the $1 million mark.
The artworks were judged by a serious panel, and included artist Daniel Arsham, designer Hiroshi Fujiwara, graphic design icons David Carson and Stefan Sagmeister, Galerie Perrotin founder Emmanuel Perrotin, Comme des Garcon President and Dover Street Market co-founder Adrian Joffe, graffiti artist Andre Saraiva, social media legends DudeWithSign and FuckJerry, artist Millinsky, and digital artist Caitlyn Grabenstein.
Whilst 100 artworks were selected and all will head to auction, Vice Prime Minister Mykailo Federov selected 5 artworks as ‘highly commended’ submissions from the selected 100 – these included:
- Raul Saenz, United States
- Stephen Sidney, United Kingdom
- Miguel Lozano, Mexico
- Lael Innov, Indonesia
- Aish Keshav, United States
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