If you don’t know about Prospect 100, get to know. The organisation are leaders in producing completely digital global design competitions, garnering thousands of entries and some seriously impressive collaborations: think Swatch, Kering, and celebrity judges galore. From getting industry-pioneering artists, businesspeople and musicians to sit on the judging panels to linking up young creatives with life-changing brand sponsorship and mentorship, the company has now announced a new, emergency competition in aid of Ukraine.
This time around, they’re calling for designers to “create a digital artwork inspired by provided news sources” with 100 designers having their artworks selected by a judging panel of cultural leaders and then donated to Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation so they can be sold as NFTs raising money for the Armed Forces.
“My co-founder Adam Flanagan had noticed a tweet from Vice President Fedorov about Ukraine releasing NFT artwork in order to raise funds for the Armed Forces. We immediately realised that given our network of designers on a global scale we might be able to help generate really high quality artworks in a rapid time frame for the Government to assist their cause. It was important for all of our team to quickly put something together using our organisation to benefit the people of Ukraine during this time of crisis.” Alexandre Daillance, the 25 year old Paris based co-founder of PROSPECT 100 and founder of design label MILLINSKY commented.
So, how will it work? Well, participants will be provided with 25 news sources that have been collected by Ukraine’s Ministry of Digital Transformation collaborator ‘Ukrainian NFT artists’ community’. These 25 news sources are set to act as inspiration for their artwork, which must be submitted no later than the 26th.
Judges for this competition include figures from across art and culture: artist Daniel Arsham, designer Hiroshi Fujiwara, graphic design icons David Carson and Stefan Sagmeister, Galerie Perrotin founder Emmanuel Perrotin, Comme des Garçons President and DSM co-founder Adrian Joffe, graffiti artist Andre Saraiva, social media legends DudeWithSign and FuckJerry, artist Millinsky, and digital artist Caitlyn Grabenstein.