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AMD Design Award 2023: A Platform for Sustainable Artistic Excellence

The AMD Design Award 2023, aimed at CG and media artists and creative students, has recently announced its winners, marking a successful conclusion to the event.

Esteemed for its emphasis on sustainable development and environmental care through digital art, the AMD Design Award has concluded its latest season. The competition, running from July 15 to October 15, attracted a myriad of digital artists focused on significant environmental themes.

The submissions varied widely, from designs for eco-friendly urban planning to concepts for zero-emission transportation and initiatives for responsible energy usage. The “Social Poster” category saw the most entries, illustrating the participants’ dedication to using art as a tool for social and environmental advocacy.

This year’s competition saw substantial entries, primarily from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, with significant contributions from France, Spain, and Canada. In a first, the competition saw active participation from students in creative fields, with a special prize fund allocated for the best student submissions.

During October 15 to October 30, a panel of distinguished jurors evaluated the entries. The mission of the AMD Design Award is to encourage a synergy of artistic creativity and critical thinking, aiming to spur innovation and positive change in an era of global transformation. The jury for this year’s AMD Design Award included:

· Annibale Siconolfi — An Italian artist and architect, distinguished for his 3D environmental modeling.

· Sarper Baran — Founder of Artgrab.co and a veteran 3D artist with substantial expertise.

· Rolands Zilvinskis — Freelance 3D Artist and Motion Designer based in London, known for his sci-fi concepts.

· Manu VB Tintoré — A sculptor and painter, contemplating the future of humanity.

· Mickael Lelievre — A 3D modeling artist with over ten years of experience in the field.

· Matthew Betcher — A brand consultant with three decades of experience in sustainable solutions.

· Pick Keobandith — Ph.D. in art history, specialising in art and cultural diplomacy for fostering intercultural understanding.

Manu VB Tintoré, a sculptor, painter, and international agriculture engineer, reflects on the role of an artist in our ever-changing world: “How can we understand the role of an artist in this rapidly changing and endlessly mutable world? How can an artist’s work drive the essential changes humanity requires? Probably the binomial artistic creation — critical thinking constitutes one of the keys to promote. In this sense, the AMD Design Award stands out as one of the instruments to enhance this binomial and consequently influence the transition in which we are immersed. Young and experienced professionals, guided by the theme proposed by the contest, apply their creativity and intellect to generate innovations with implications for the design of a better future.”

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.

Rolands Zilvinskis, a dedicated jury member, expresses his honor in being a part of the AMD Design Award and wholeheartedly applauds the artists for their unwavering commitment to a sustainable and energy-efficient future. He reflects, “I was honored to be a part of the AMD Awards jury, and I am thrilled to recognise the commitment of these artists to a sustainable and energy-efficient future. Their proposals showcased unique ideas, creativity, and innovation that could potentially make a positive impact in the future.”

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.

AMD extends its sincere gratitude to the esteemed partners — Armari, Chillblast, CyberPowerPC, InterPro Workstations, PCSpecialist, Scan Computers, and Strongbox Technology — for their invaluable contributions, empowering the next generation of innovative and sustainable designers.


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