Individual mobility is facing big changes. Although adapting to new restrictions, not only regarding resources, but also limited space, the automaker is convinced that future requirements for autonomous transportation and individual mobility will have a major impact on the way we perceive the future. As always, vehicle design will continue to play a vital role in this vision. Within this future view, there’s a challenging need for groundbreaking forms and concepts.
The first worldwide Volkswagen Design Contest has been underway since May 5. 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 www.volkswagen-design-contest.com. The closing date for entries is August 15, 2014. A jury of experts from Volkswagen Design will judge the contributions submitted. The three winners can look forward to a 6-month internship in the VW Design department in Wolfsburg.
“Create a cool video game car for Volkswagen” is the challenge for the first worldwide VW Design Contest. Students from the fields of exterior and interior design, trim and/or color design, graphic design and interface design can submit concepts for a vehicle, which is perfect for a video game. The typical character of a VW should at least be somewhat recognizable. Students have almost four months to conceptualize and submit their ideas on three charts, either as a team or in individual work.
The winner 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, who is looking forward to receiving plenty of submissions said: “We are always interested in the attitude and perspective of young designers to mobility topics and this is why we decided to take a new approach to finding fresh design talents with Design Contest. The three winners will subsequently be invited to do an internship in the VW Design Studio.
In 2011, the automaker successful initiated the VDC with the theme. The first electrical Volkswagen for my country! This contest was aimed solely at students from India, China and Russia. As a part of global orientation of VW, the contest is now open to students from across the globe. The aim of Volkswagen in organizing the Design Contest is to find talented students. Simultaneously, the automaker is interested in establishing long term cooperation with international design academies and universities.