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About us Car Design News today announced the largest all-digital
car design contest in the world, in association with SABIC
Innovative Plastics and powered by Autodesk AliasStudio software.
Car Design News Contest 2008 will be judged by senior auto design
directors from major automotive manufacturers, including Martin
Smith, executive vice president of design at Ford Europe, Asia
Pacific and Africa, and Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and
head of design at Nissan. This contest is unique as all designs
will be created as virtual computer models. There are two contest
categories C professional designer and student designer -- with top
prizes that include cash and a software license for Alias
"This is a contest created by car designers for car designers, and
we expect the most skillful and creative professionals and students
from around the planet to participate," said Sam Livingstone,
director, Car Design News. The final digital gallery of finalists
and winners will showcase some of the most exciting designs ever
The contest will begin on January 16 with the announcement of the
design brief, full panel of judges and assessment criteria. The
design brief will focus on the lives of three Millenniumites
(people born in 2000) as they might be in 2028. The entry deadline
is March 26; finalists will then be given an additional eight weeks
to develop their original proposals.
Greg Adams, vice president for SABIC Innovative Plastics,
Automotive, said, SABIC Innovative Plastics is pleased to be part
of this collaboration engaging the most talented automotive
designers and student designers to compete. At SABIC Innovative
Plastics we believe we enable designers to design differently. This
contest is part of our commitment to helping designers spur
exciting new breakthroughs for the vehicles of the future.
Autodesk is proud to partner with Car Design News, providing
best-in-class tools that will help contest participants create
digital prototypes of their innovative design submissions, said
Richard Jones, vice president of Alias Design Products at Autodesk.
Encouraging designers to feel comfortable with a digital workflow C
communicating, collaborating, and visualizing their designs in a
digital environment C is not only crucial to success in this
contest but also critical for designers facing real-world
challenges in the competitive automotive industry.