Car Design Competitions
The Royal Automobile Club’s Best of British design award, open to the first year students of the Royal College of Art, was won by James Russell Owen.
The deadline for submitting entries to the Designed in Green Contest has been postponed to October 28th, 2014. The competition challenges young students and designers to create a sustainable vehicle for the year 2025.
Ford UK and DEVELOP3D magazine have launched a contest asking UK based participants to create an original steering wheel design. The deadline for submissions is November 7, 2014.
Ford and Lawrence Tech University (LTU) have again teamed up for a design competition asking prospecting students to reinterpret the Ford Cortina for the year 2030. The prizes include over $100,000 in scholarships.
Local Motors has announced the results of the Sports Platform contest, launched back in July. The winner is Greg Thompson, while the runner-ups are Gabriel Hantig and Narcis Mares.
Humster3D has launched a rendering contest asking participants to submit a their own legendary car. The winners will receive software and CG-related prizes, and the submission deadline is December 1, 2014.
Michelin has announced the theme for its 2016 Challenge Desig, which is "Mobility for All - Designing for the Next Frontier". Registration/Entry will begin October 1, 2014.
The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment has announced a car/design/art competition that will take place in Detroit on September 27, 2014 during the Detroit Design Festival.
The Los Angeles Auto Show has announced that the theme for its 11th annual Design Challenge will ask participating design studios to explore the idea: “Sensing the Future: How Will Cars Interact with Us In 2029?”
Michelin has announced the 15 winners of the global 2015 Michelin Challenge Design, “Drive Your Passion: Engaging Senses, Soul and Emotion.” The first place was won by Youngjai Jun and Gunyoung Yoon from South Korea.
Lexus has launched the third edition of its Design Award, an international competition targeted to young designers. The deadline for entry submission is November 3, 2014.
CarDesign.ru has launched the 2014 edition of the Sketch Fighter Concept, a competition in 5+1 rounds organized in collaboration with Milan-based SPD.
Local Motors has announced the results of its first 3D Printed Car Design Challenge. The overll winner is Michele Anoé from Italy, who will have his concept printed in 3D at IMTS this September.
Volvo Trucks has launched a design contest open to UK and Ireland residents asking to design a truck for the year 2050. The deadline for submissions is October 3rd, 2014
SAIC group has announced the launch of the Roewe·MG CUP design competition, challenging design students to create a MG sporty GT for the year 2025.
Volkswagen has launched a design competition asking design students to create a video game car and scenario, focusing on different design categories. The winners will be awarded a six-month internship at the Design Center in Wolfsburg.
Jaguar UK has announced the results of a social media-led design competition in the lead up to Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 (20-22 May). The winner is interior designer and architect Justin Silke.
At the recent Milan Design Week Milan-based Studio Comelli has launched a design competition asking participants to create a sustainable vehilce for mega cities for the year 2025. The deadline is September 15, 2014.
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