Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has released the names of the winners in the Young Designer Competition. The competition invited children from around the globe to participate in the event to portray the Rolls-Royce of the future as imagined by them. The four winners hail from Japan, France, China and Hungary and are aged ranging from six to sixteen will get to enjoy a Rolls-Royce drive to school. The designs submitted by the winners and other specially chosen children have been converted into digital illustrations by the Rolls-Royce design team.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce CEO said, “The winning entrants didn’t just draw ‘the nicest car’: they created amazing experiences that showed the freedom of their imagination, not hindered by physical, real-world constraints.” lauding the efforts of the winners. The competition which was participated in by 5000 children hailing from 80 countries resulted in designs with extreme richness, creativity and diversity, making the Judges task a tough one.
The children were simply asked to design ‘dream Rolls-Royce of the future’ according to them with no restrictions of any form of category, which resulted in results which astonished the judges because of their scope which transcended normal boundaries of automotive designing.
The innocence of the designs could be seen in the limitless range of things that were taken inspiration from, unicorns, turtles. Space travel, the Egyptian Pyramids, Pablo Picasso and bumble-bees. The designs featured cars that could fly and behave like submarines underwater or planes that could be cars. The designs also provided valuable insights into the various new and unique technologies which could be implemented to reduce cost or environmental pollution.
Torsten lauded the efforts made by the youngsters in the competition, gauging that some of the entrants might one day well be automotive designers at Rolls-Royce, often considered the pinnacle in the industry for their ground breaking design and unparalleled comfort. Commenting further about the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic he congratulated the employees and other people involved in conducting the competition and the children who participated in it.
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