Top tech leader ASUS has always kept innovation at the forefront of its vision, even more so with its subrand ProArt - providing hardware that creators around the world can not only rely on, but thrive by using, too.
This year ASUS are in alliance with Pantone® (opens in new tab), Calibrite (opens in new tab), and ArtCenter College of Design (opens in new tab) (one of the best design colleges in the US) to give you a platform to show off your best creative work.
As way of a call-out to budding creators, whether amateurs, hobbyists, or pro creators, the ASUS ProArtist Awards 2022 (opens in new tab) have recently been announced. The ASUS ProArtist Awards want to hear from you - you might be a student or a young professional, regardless, the idea is to hear from the creator community world-wide, and have you all connect. Count on it as a platform to cultivate and show off your creative vision, and join in celebrating the diversity of the world's best creators.
The ASUS ProArtist Awards have 4 categories (opens in new tab): Photography, Graphic Design, Film, and Animation. If your work fits into any of these categories (opens in new tab) then taking part should definitely be on your main to-do list, this year. It’s not only free to enter, but open to all ages*.
For this year’s awards the theme is: Explore beyond the Limits. It might sound open-ended, but as a creator you’ll no doubt be brimming with ideas in no time. The ASUS ProArtist Awards 2022 is looking for distinctiveness, sparks of engenuity, and searching for versatility and diversity from the world of creators. Don’t be put off by these grandiose sounding words, if you are reading this then you’re most probably the exact crowd ASUS want to attract.(opens in new tab)
ASUS is offering prizes worth over USD $100,000 in value, so the awards are not to be sniffed at. These include USD $10,000 cash prizes for 1st place category winners, not to mention heaps of ASUS creator products, global publicity and Pantone® and Calibrite product bundles. There is a lot to play for. (opens in new tab) For some there are also future co-working opportunities and NFT listing fee rebates†, including NFT related publicity – this is your chance to get your NFT project noticed.
You can submit (opens in new tab) your original artworks to as many of the categories as you wish, though the limit is one entry into each category. Once you’ve submitted you can then share for public votes. It's a great way to get the measure of peoples’ tastes and public votes also make up 20% of the final decision for first and second place winners. Those winning the most public votes will win the People’s Choice Award, which is common practice for open submission exhibitions of all kinds.
Judging then happens by a panel of experts representing a wide range of creative fields, including: professional industry leaders, high-profile content creators, and representatives from ArtCenter College of Design, to provide as many different and interesting perspectives as possible.
All eligible entries and public voters will be automatically entered into two lucky draws, also (one for entries and another for the public voters). So this is another thing to look out for, and another way to win.
Submissions have been open since 1st March 2022, but no need to panic! They stay open until 15th May, during which the public voting continues. Once it closes on 15th May, then judging commences. So, with that in mind there is plenty of time to get your submission(s) in, and remember - it’s free to enter, so there is no excuse not to.
* Terms and condition apply, please visit the website for full details
† ASUS will assist winners financially to list their winning artwork on the NFT platform as an award bonus prize. The listing-fee rebate solely includes the gas fee incurred when listing is non-mandatory, and entrants may choose whether to accept the bonus prize or not. ASUS will not force winners to list their works. ASUS will not create an NFT account on behalf of winners and will not represent winners or list their winning design pieces on NFT platforms under different names. ASUS will not profit from any of the NFT actions, including any future profit made from the entries.