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Volkswagen launches design contest for students

Published by on May 13, 2014 in News Leave a comment

Volkswagen Design Contest

The German company will soon start a design contest for students all over the world which are passionate about automobiles and the video gaming industry. The competition is called Volkswagen Design Contest and the big prize consists of a six-month internship at Volkswagen’s design center in Wolfsburg, Germany. In order to enter the competition, what designer students need to do is create a Volkswagen concept car that has a distinct exterior look, interior, interface, ornaments, colors and graphics, but keep Volkswagen’s specific brand elements at the same time. According to the rules, all contenders are allowed to send a maximum number of three files (PDF or JPEG) with a maximum resolution of 100dpi and maximum size of 150 by 100 cm. For more details, Volkswagen offers a lot more information on the project’s official website.

All entries will be evaluated by a jury led by Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen’s Executive Director of Design. Besides Bischoff, there are three other experienced Volkswagen designers in the jury, each one leading a department: Tomasz Bachorski is head of interior design, Oliver Stefani at exterior design and Oona Scheepers supervises the color and ornaments department. It looks like the contest’s main purpose is to provide Volkswagen with a few ideas for a new concept car that will make its appearance in an upcoming video game, but the German company is also looking to find young and talented designers that might work for them on future models. Besides these sort of competitions, the Germans are also planning on developing a closer relationship with different universities that have design oriented sections.

Source: Volkswagen

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