Car design awards 2016
Seeking the world's best young designers


Welcome to the Car Design Awards 2016 competition.

New this year, we changed the way the contest works, making it easier for you to enter. As well as being in with a chance of winning our Student Designer of the Year award, cash prizes of up to $3,000 were also on offer for the best work.

Rather than ask you to create a design specifically for the contest, the Car Design Awards competition accepted existing degree work – as long as it was a transportation project – from any student enrolled on a course between 1 September, 2015 and 31 August, 2016.

The following categories were available to enter:

  • Exterior Design
  • Interior Design
  • New Mobility Solution
  • HMI/UX Design
  • Lighting Concept
  • Colour & Trim
  • Visual & Graphic Presentation

Car Design Awards 2016 timeline

  • Upload your work here and select which competition categories you’d like to enter
  • Competition deadline for entries 30 September, 2016
  • Winners announced 12 December, 2016

All entries to the Car Design Awards 2016 were judged by senior heads of design working for a host of carmakers. The designers we work with often recruit students who stand out in this competition, and we have a strong track record of Awards winners going on to secure design jobs all over the world.