Sunday, September 23, 2012

Car Body Design - Remote Explorer Design Contest

Car Body Design in partnership with CGMA is launching a new concept design contest. The winner will be awarded the “Vehicle and Mechs” 8-weeks online master class held by designer Paul Christopher and worth $599.

Following their first contest – for which they will soon publish some updates and an image gallery, they are launching a new competition in partnership with CGMA (Computer Graphics Master Academy), a leading provider of online digital art education aimed at entertainment designers, concept artists and illustrators.

The winner will have the chance to participate in the upcoming Vehicle and Mechs online Master Class organized by CGMA and taught by concept designer Paul Christopher.

The brief is to design a futuristic vehicle for scientific research and exploration on a remote region of Earth in the year 2100. Requirement is to submit a single design panel in digital format (PDF or JPG) including at minimum a clean rendering/drawing in 3/4 view showing the vehicle’s main shapes and features plus a cinematic shot aimed at “selling” your concept to a virtual “director”. Entries must be sent to within Sunday 7th October 2012 at 23:59 EST. Attachments should not exceed 10MB in size.

The contest is open to everyone – amateurs, design students and professionals – however the Master Class requires solid drawing foundations, good dynamic and observational sketching skills and creativity.


BMW - Local Motors Design Ideas Contest

BMW Group and Local Motors have announced a new design ideas contest asking the online community to identify vehicle features for the urban driving experience in the year 2025.
The BMW Urban Driving Experience Challenge, hosted by the Forge at Local Motors, will be a two-phase contest that engages participants in the a forward-focused challenge aimed at providing next-generation driving solutions to the world’s growing urban populations of “Mega-City” environments.

BMW is seeking designs that provide innovative solutions that strike a balance between global requirements and individual needs for the year 2025.

The first phase of the challenge will begin on September 25, 2012 and last until October 16, 2012.
A detailed design brief and video outlining specific goals and deliverables will be released on the Local Motors website on September 25. A second challenge will begin in mid-November.

In all, $30,000 in prize money will be awarded along with the opportunity for the top winners in each competition to travel to BMW headquarters in Munich to meet with the company’s director of research and development.


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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Car Body Design - Classic Motorsports Design Sketch Contest

Car Body Design is launching their first design competition, asking to sketch a sportscar from the 1950s-1960s. The winners will receive the “How to Draw Cars Now!” DVD set and a Amazon Gift Certificate and all participants will be the first to have their ready-made portfolio on Car Body Design.

Entries must be sent to and the submission deadline is Sunday 16 September 2012 at 11:59PM EST.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

LM - Domino's Pizza: Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Design Competition

Local Motors in partnership with Domino’s Pizza have launched a new design contest in five stages that asks to create a pizza delivery vehicle. More than $50,000 in prizes will be awarded.

Prize amounts will vary per competition. In all, more than $50,000 in prize money will be awarded along with the opportunity to see the top designs in each competition through to prototype.

Ultimate Delivery Vehicle Competition Stages

  • Design: Begins August 13 and ends September 23
  • Packaging: Begins October 30 and ends November 12
  • Interior: Begins November 27 and ends December 11
  • Surfacing: Begins January 8, 2013 and ends January 22, 2013
  • Rendering: Begins February 5, 2013 and ends February 19, 2013


iF - International Bicycle Design Competition

IBDC (International Bicycle Design Competition) will be staged as a project organized by iF DESIGN TALENTS GmbH. For the first time, the entries submitted by students and those submitted by young and talented designers will be evaluated separately from one another - this is a good and important step in the direction of providing for a more transparent, more fair comparison. Together with the Cycling & Health Tech Industry R&D Center (CHC), innovative, exciting, inspiring and amazing entries in this competition are expected. Starting in May and up until 15 September, students and young designers from all the different disciplines are invited to enter their concepts and designs in the IBDC 2013.

Registration Deadline: 15 September 2012

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I DRAW CARS sketchbook makers have launched their first design sketch contest. The submission 
deadline is Wednesday July 25, 2012.

Participants must submit their works to
The entries will be included in the Facebook Album titled Summer Sketch Off, and the winners will be selected based on the number of Facebook likes.
The contest is open to anyone worldwide, and asks for original works only. Sketches can be created using any type of digital or analog media.
Three prizes are available:
  • 1st Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card, (1) I DRAW CARS Sketchbook, (1) I DRAW CARS T-shirt, (1) I DRAW CARS decal pack (1 black, 1 white)
  • 2nd Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card, (1) I DRAW CARS Sketchbook, (1) I DRAW CARS T-shirt, (1) I DRAW CARS decal pack (1 black, 1 white)
  • 3rd Prize: (1) I DRAW CARS Sketchbook, (1) I DRAW CARS T-shirt, (1) I DRAW CARS decal pack (1 black, 1 white)
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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dassault Systèmes Design Challenge 2012

Dassault Systèmes and AutoDesign&Styling, supported by the civic association Czechdesign, announce the second edition of an international competition for young designers. The theme is very free, only restricted to the requirement that the idea should be in the form of a “scenario”. It is set in Prague as an important European city, an inspiring place with a rich history, and a potential seedbed of future trends.

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