Following the first edition of the contest, the 2014 contest, open to Chinese design students from all over the world, asked to celebrate MG’s 90th anniversary by creating a futuristic sportscar for the British marque.
Participation to the contest was very successful, with design works from 112 design schools’ students, including Tsinghua University, Jilin University, Tongji University, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, the Royal College of Art, Art Center College of Design, University of Cincinnati, College for Creative Studies, Center for Creative Studies Detroit.
Among the received entries, the jury panel selected one first winner, two second place winners and three third place winners, along a group of additional Excellent winners.
- First Prize: Fu Ting from Donghua University
- Second Prize: Zha Lianghao from Donghua University and Yang Haochuan from Coventry University
- Third Prize: Cao Guang from Tsinghua University, Li Shuo from Jilin University, and Zhou Cheng from College for Creative Studies
- Excellence Prize: Li Shanghua, Li Yaobin, Sun Jiayi, Qiao Zhe
The winners are awarded a summer internship held in Shanghai and money prizes. The first and second prize winners are also offered a trip at the SAIC’s UK Design Center to study and communicate with foreign designers.
Additionally, all the winners would have a priority for being hired by the SAIC Motor Technical Centre Design Dept.
During the ceremony, Mr. Shao Jingfeng, the design director of SAIC Motor Technical Centre Design Dept., explained that the purpose of the competition is to encourage and train new designers.
He added that from creative inspiration to 3-dimensional model, all these characteristic works embodied students’ spirit of car design and their progress.
Also check the complete gallery of entries.
(Source: SAIC Group)