DESIGN THE 2020 AMPERA

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Who we are

The Car Design News – Opel/Vauxhall Interactive Design Competition is a collaboration between Car Design News and Opel/Vauxhall. We are inviting design students from Europe to partake in an online, interactive design competition, to be in with a chance of winning multiple internships on offer.
Competition time frame

The competition will run from January 2012 until May 2012. When the competition closes, the judges will choose their finalists. A new phase of the competition will then open, and the chosen finalists will continue to compete against each other for one of the grand prizes. After this final phase ends, the finalists will be invited to attend the Paris Motor Show in September 2012, where their work will be displayed and the winners will be announced.

Can I enter?

If you are a student sudying at college/university level, enrolled in any design course at any school/college/university in Europe, you are eligible to enter the competiiton. The expectations of the judges and mentors from Opel/Vauxhall are extremely high, so please only enter the competition if you feel you have the talent to impress!

Registering an account

We encourage you to register for an account at the earliest possible opportunity. The competition can be viewed, by anyone who visits the site, but comments and entries may only be made by those who have registered. The registration process is short and simply, and we need you to complete it to check you are eligible to take part in the competition, and to work as an intern at Opel/Vauxhall should you become a winner. Please fill in all of the information asked for.
Entering the competition

Opel/Vauxhall has set one brief: ‘Design the 2020 Ampera’.

You must submit both an interior entry AND an exterior entry in order to be conisdered in the judging process. Both of your entries will be sumitted separately but you can work on both at the same time.

The website is designed for you to upload thoughts, sketches, ideas and designs as you go along. You can go back to your work at any stage to build on/ amend your entry.

Your entry is not fully submitted until you press the ‘SUBMIT FINAL ENTRY’ button, after which you will not be able to access your entry again.

Judges, mentors and other students and designers who register for the account will comment and provide feedback on your work throughout the competition, so don’t wait until the closing date to upload your entry! We encourage you to upload entries as you develop your thinking and – the development process will be one of the crucial aspects in the judging process.
Reading the brief

We have found in previous competitions, that those students who have studied and produced work which directly answers the brief, or develops themes that the brief outlines, have been most successful. We know it’s tempting to jump right in and just start up loading sketchwork, but remember, the judges and mentors will be looking not just at what you produce in the end, but how you develop your work.
What we want to see

The judges and mentors are looking for first class work, which develops innovative, exciting and well-presented new ideas which answers the specific requirements of the brief. In judging each competition, special consideration will be made of how your work has developed and how you took
on board advice from judges, mentors and other commentators.
Social community

This is an open, online competition, which is held in the spirit of the web, where data and information are shared and exchanged with ease, and where people can come together to collaborate. In this spirit, the judges are looking to see the contribution you make within the wider online community and how you help your competition peers. We advise you to engage in dialogue with those who comment
upon your work, and where you make changes to your design based on feedback you have received, to illustrate how and why this is so.

You don’t need to submit your own design work to comment. Students are free to register a competition account and comment on the work that has been submitted, without submitting a design entry themselves.
Judges and mentors

Opel/Vauxhall has assigned four judges and four mentors to the competition. You can find details of judges and mentors at the bottom of the page by clicking on their photos. Look out for tips from the top blogs, and comments, particularly from the mentors, whose focus is to guide you and help you develop your work.

Judging & Prizes
The competition will run from January 2012 until May 2012. When the competition closes, the judges will choose their finalists. A new phase of the competition will then open, and the chosen finalists will continue to compete against each other for one of the grand prizes. After this final phase ends, the finalists will be invited to attend the Paris Motor Show in September 2012, where their work will be displayed and the winners will be announced.

TIMELINE:

January 2012: Competition is launched

May 2012: The finalists will be chosen by the judges

June 2012: New competition phase is launched, exclusive to the competition finalists. They will now compete only against each other for one of the grand prizes.

September 2012 : The finalists’ work will be displayed at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. All finalists will be invited to attend the Auto Show for an exclusive announcement of the winners, who will then be awarded their prizes.

 Prizes
Opel/Vauxhall is looking for the next generation in design talent, which is why they are offering paid internships to their chosen winners. There are multiple internships to be won!
Maximum Publicity for finalists

The work of the chosen finalists will be publicized to the global professional design community, both online at Car Design News, and at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012. This degree of exposure is invaluable to young, aspiring car designers looking to impress.

That’s a great way to kick-start your career!
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