The Opel Ampera

Want to win a Car design Internship?

Have you ever dreamed of being a great car designer? Well, Opel/Vauxhall along with Car Design News are giving you a chance to win a paid internship to become the next Chris Bangle.

If you are interested in entering you will need to come up with an innovative, creative, and interesting concept for the 2020 Ampera. The expectations and competition will be high, so you better really put on your thinking cap if you want to take part.

The competition is not quite like other design competitions, where you would just normally submit your design and hope for the best. Participants are encouraged to upload their designs. Then the community comments on your ideas and designs in a open dialogue. Even the four judges and mentors assigned to this competition might comment on your design ideas for the 2020 Ampera.

Chances for winning will be based on the originality of the 2020 Ampera concept, but also how much someone participates in commenting on others designs as well. The organizers are encouraging open sharing with the other students and participates, which they feel is the spirit of the web. Even if you don't feel you have the artistic skill to submit a design, you can still register and comment on others work.

Students that want to take part should register early. As it it expected that you will continually upload you sketches and work to improve your ideas.

Who is eligible to enter? Students in a design course that are currently in college/university in Europe are eligible. Unfortunately the competition is not open to design students in the US.

The design brief the organizers have set out is simple, “Design the 2020 Ampera.” You must submit both an interior and exterior entry in order to be considered in the judging process.

The competition will run from January 2012 until May 2012. The judges then will choose a set of finalists to compete against each other for the grand prizes, the paid internships. 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.

If you think you have the skills to design the 2020 Ampera, Click here to enter. Good luck!

Please contact Adam Yamada-Hanff – [email protected] – for comments, questions, or topics. You can also follow him on Twitter @AdamsAutoAdvice

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