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Lexus IS Design Contest

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 6:47 PM

Submission Due In


Submission Deadline: August 12, 2013

At 11:59 PM, PT - Los Angeles Time.

Show us your vision of the ultimate 2014 Lexus IS. You could see it come to life in the form of an actual modified IS, and be there in Las Vegas for the unveiling.

The all-new IS is built to stand apart. The SEMA Show is where automobile manufacturers and accessory makers create attention-grabbing vehicles to show off their latest products.

Your challenge is to make the all-new IS steal the show.

Use your favorite digital tools. Use pencil and paper. Use anything in between to show us how you would customize the exterior of the 2014 IS to make it the center of attention.

Watch the video above and explore the asset pack of 2014 Lexus IS images for inspiration.
Create your vision using your favorite drawing tool with or without the assets provided. Show us how you would make an actual 2014 IS stand out. (It's not a wrap. It's not a poster. Lexus and VIP AutoSalon will modify an actual IS based on the winning entry.)
Read the official rules and ensure your entry includes a minimum of two views and a maximum of four views of the exterior of the vehicle on a single JPG or PNG file no longer than 8,000 pixels in its longest dimension.
*Read eligibility requirements here. No substitute prize for the lease will be available.
1-year lease on the all-new 2014 Lexus IS*
All expenses paid trip to see your IS design revealed at The SEMA show in Las Vegas
1-Year Premium Membership to
8,000 deviantART Points
$2,000 USD Cash Prize
6-Month Premium Membership to
4,000 deviantART Points
$1,500 USD Cash Prize
6-Month Premium Membership to
4,000 deviantART Points
$1,500 USD Cash Prize
Lexus Slim Master Hardcover Notebook
3-Month Premium Membership to
2,000 deviantART Points

Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT - Los Angeles time) on August 12, 2013 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery.

No purchase necessary to enter the Contest. Entrant must be a member of deviantART, over the age of 18 and a resident of the United States. Membership to deviantART is free. Read Official Rules for details.

Show us your design and vision for a custom exterior treatment and exterior modification of a 2014 Lexus IS.

Your entry to qualify must be no larger than 8,000 pixels in its maximum length, consist of no more than 4 and at least 2 exterior views of the Lexus IS in a single JPG or PNG file.

You may use the materials provided in the Asset pack but may not use as a basis of the Entry photographs of the Lexus IS taken by others. No third party stock permitted. Licensed brushes and textures are permitted.

To create a level base for entries, no licensed 3rd Party wire frames may be used as the basis for an Entry.

Your Entry must be your own original work and may not include logo, trademarks, characters or any other copyrighted materials owned by third parties.

You may submit more than one entry.

Other restrictions and requirements apply. Please Read the Official Rules carefully and by submitting to the Contest you will confirm your agreement to be bound by them.

25 Semi-Finalists will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.

The three winners will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes representatives from Lexus North America, MotorTrend, VIP Auto Salon and Calty Design Research, Inc.

Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

True to the essence of the design for the 2014 IS
Consistent with the image of the Lexus brand
Potential as a actual executable design (10-week build time, no changes to engine, transmission or vehicle frame. Vehicle must be drivable.)

Qualification for the lease is not a condition for winning the contest. If first place prize winner doesn't qualify for the lease, no substitute for this prize will be provided.

DeviantART and Lexus are challenging you to show us your vision of the ultimate 2014 Lexus IS.  You could see it come to life in the form of an actual modified IS, and be there in Las Vegas for the unveiling! Get your tools ready and design a Lexus IS that will steal the show!
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Lexus!! I had internet trouble even though I started a submitting a 5 mins earlier my internet crashed and I couldn't submit it - I restarted my browser and it's closed now. I'm barely a min over please can I submit???
KattyMax Aug 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Please check out my new design and let me know what you think! :)…
Did they extend the deadline? I thought it was 2 A.M. this morning Central Time
Elegant with ATTITUDE...if you have a sec. check it out...…
josephmaher Aug 12, 2013  Professional
If anyone could critique my entry that would be great!! I WILL CRITIQUE YOURS BACK!! :) :) :)…
plz tell me what you guys think of my entry… and good luck to every one
When is the deadline for this contest? The rules say SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 12, 2013 AT 11:59 PM, PT - LOS ANGELES TIME. But the timer is OFF.
Please update.
timer is working as of now...6 hours 33 mins....LEFT
GainesHall Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here we go. Based on my love of my pen tablet and dragons. C'mon baby, daddy needs a computer that wasn't built 7 years ago.…
Wonderwig Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just made it! Firefox chose the most inopportune time to start lagging.…
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