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Volkswagen wants students to design a concept car for a video game

Team OD  | Updated: May 13, 2014, 02:57 PM IST

Ever wanted to design a car for a video game? This could be your chance if you're a design student. Volkswagen has come up with the Volkswagen Design Contest, a competition with the objective of designing a concept car for Volkswagen which would best suit a video game. Having started on the 5th of May, entries will be allowed upto the 15th of August according to Volkswagen.

Results to be announced on the 31st of SeptemberResults to be announced on the 31st of September

Three winners will be named by VW head designer Klaus Bischoff himself. The prize is an opportunity to intern with the design team in Wolfsburg. Apart from including a few of Volkswagen characteristics to the concept car, enthusiasts can let their imaginations run wild in designing the perfect video game VW concept. Individuals as well as teams upto two are allowed to submit their concepts on the Volkswagen website. One also has the option of specialising in any one or more fields of design such as exterior, interior, interface, graphics and/or colour and trim.

Volkswagen Design Contest table

VOLKSWAGEN DESIGN CONTEST: YOUNG DESIGN TALENTS WANTED - Start of the first worldwide Volkswagen Design Contest for students (5 May – 15 August 2014) - Task: to design an exciting concept car for a video game May 9, 2014 -- The first worldwide Volkswagen Design Contest has been underway since 5 May. Young design talents are called on to submit concepts for an exciting car for a video game including video game scenario. Information on the contest can be found at The closing date for entries is 15 August 2014. A jury of experts from Volkswagen Design will judge the contributions submitted. The three winners can look forward to a six-month internship in the Volkswagen Design department in Wolfsburg. "Create a cool video game car for Volkswagen!" is the challenge for the first worldwide Volkswagen Design Contest. Students from the fields of interior and exterior design, interface design, graphic design and/or colour and trim design can submit concepts for a car that is perfect for a video game. The typical character of a Volkswagen should at least be somewhat recognisable. Students have almost four months to visualise and submit their ideas on three charts, either in individual work or as a team. The winners of the contest will be selected by Klaus Bischoff, Head of Volkswagen Design, and the management team of his design studio, and announced on 30 September 2014. Klaus Bischoff is looking forward to receiving lots of submissions: "We are always interested in the perspective and attitude of young designers to mobility topics and this is why we decided to take a new approach to finding fresh design talents with the Design Contest." The three winners will subsequently be invited to do an internship in the Volkswagen Design studio. In 2011 Volkswagen successfully initiated the Volkswagen Design Contest with the theme "The first electrical Volkswagen for my country...!". This contest was aimed solely at students from Russia, India and China. As part of the international orientation of the company the contest is now open to students from around the world. The aim of Volkswagen in organising the Design Contest is to find talented students. At the same time the company is interested in establishing long-term cooperation with international universities and design academies.


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