Submissions Sought for Art/Design Competition to Benefit AIDS Research
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Judges include Kendall Jenner, Jeff Koons, Kate Moss, J Balvin, Alton Mason, and Baz Luhrmann.
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NEW YORK, June 21, 2023 — amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has teamed up with PROSPECT 100 to launch a global competition aimed at creating an NFT collection to be sold in support of amfAR’s research targeting a cure for HIV.
Designers and digital artists are invited to create a background design for an amfAR avatar titled The Inclusive Innovator, a researcher working to find a cure for HIV/AIDS while advocating for LGBTQ+ rights. The top designs will be reviewed by a panel of celebrity judges: J Balvin, Peggy Gou, Kendall Jenner, Jeff Koons, Baz Luhrmann, Alton Mason, Kate Moss, Milinsky, Francesco Ragazzi, and Natalia Vodianova. The public will then be invited to vote on 10 semi-finalists’ designs before a winner is announced on Saturday, July 15.
Additionally, the submitted designs will be merged with the amfAR avatar and attributes from a number of high-profile artists. The resulting collection of NFTs will go on sale through FAIR.XYZ, with proceeds going to amfAR’s lifesaving research and advocacy programs.
“amfAR has always been thankful for the support of our friends in the worlds of entertainment and culture for their help in raising awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS,” amfAR Chief Development Officer Kyle Clifford said. “This contest is an exciting opportunity for emerging artists to make a splash and for amfAR to help create a new kind of global mission-driven fundraising campaign.”
Artists can learn more about the competition and submit their designs at prospect100.com/amfar. Submissions will be accepted through Sunday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $635 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,500 grants to research teams worldwide. Learn more at www.amfAR.org
About PROSPECT 100
PROSPECT 100 is the home of design briefs. Through their tech platform, PROSPECT 100 enables organizations to co-create with designers from all across the globe. Swatch, ViacomCBS, Kering and the Ukrainian Government have all co-created via PROSPECT 100. Learn more at www.prospect100.com
Robert Kessler, Program Communications Manager