Car Design Competitions
The winning entries of the 2008 VDA Design Awards, the competition open to design students with the theme "Transport Efficiency 2020". The projects focused on futuristic solutions aimed at efficiency and urban environments.
Local Motors has announced the winners of the Rally Fighter Interior Design Competition. The first three prizes were won respectively by Mihai Panaitescu, Artem Popkov and Anthony Collard.
Local Motors has announced its Carolina Motors Competition, which challenges participants to create a vehicle taking inspiration from the Carolinian key aspects and contrasts. The submission deadline is 31 March 2009.
Local Motors has announced its first interior design competition, which asks participants to create the interior of the Rally Fighter, the off-road vehicle project currently under development for production. The submission deadline is 3 March 2009.
DesignerTechniques has started the 3rd edition of its design competition. Participants are asked to create a commercial truck choosing a non-automotive brand and expressing its values in the design. The submission deadline is 31 March 2009.
Car Design News has announced the results of the Car Design of the Year Awards 2008. The first places in the Concept and Production categories were respectively won by the BMW GINA Concept and the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.
L'argus has announced the winners of its 7th design competition: the first prize were won by ISD Valenciennes students Damien Grossemy, Thibault Dereymacker and Maxime Dimarcq, with their Link Concept.
The Faculty of Architecture at the University of Trieste (Italy) has launched an international car design competition open to design students worldwide. The submission deadline is 30 April 2009.
Local Motors has announced the results of its Chicago car design competition, which has been won by Giulio Partisani with his Socom AC Biposto, a two-seater supercar which combines a futuristic bold design with a hybrid propulsion.
The results of the Toyota iQ Design Challenge 2009, a product design competition based on the theme of Intelligent Urban Living and hosted by the Royal College of Art.
Local Motors has announced the Chicago Car Design Competition, with the brief 'Driven by Humanism, Gangster by Design'. The submission deadline is next 20 January 2009.
Autocar magazine in partnership with Ford and Hot Wheels has started the Hot Hatch 2020 Design Competition, which asks participants to create a sustainable hot hatchback for the year 2020.
Local Motors has announced the results of the Boston Design Competition. The winning project is the Boston Bullet by Mihai Panaitescu. The second and third prizes went respectively to Huynh Ngoc Lan and Grégory Rossi.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has announced the winners of the Good Design Awards 2008. Among the awarded projects in the Transportation category is the Vandenbrink GTO.
Volkswagen has announced the results of the Talento Design Brazilian Design Competition. The winners of the 2008 editions are design students Guilherme Motta, Kauré Ferreira Martins, Rogerio Okabe and Wadson Gomes Amorim.
Red Dot has announced the winners of the 2008 Design Awards. We report a selection of the winning projects in the 'Design Concept - Mobility' category, including the Pininfarina Sintesi and the Opel Flextreme concept cars.
The Mazda Kaan has won the Design Challenge at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.The 2025 futuristi race car was designed at Mazda North American Operations by a team led by Jacques Flynn and Carlos Salaff.
Local Motors has announced its Boston Motos Design Competition, which asks participants to design a car targeted to people living in the capital of Massachusetts. The deadline is 9 December 2008.
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