Shortlist announced in Rolls-Royce Young Designer Competition
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to reveal the shortlist of its Young Designer Competition, which has attracted more than 5,000 entries from children aged 16 and under in more than 80 countries around the world. Launched in early April, the competition proved so popular, the original mid-May deadline for submissions was extended by two weeks. When entries finally closed on June 2, Rolls Royce had received more than 5000 illustrations from aspiring young designers in over 80 countries.
Gavin Hartley, Head of Bespoke Design, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, will be selecting the winners together with members of his team. Speaking on the popularity the contest received, he said, “We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the international response to our Young Designer Competition. And it’s not just the number of entries that has impressed us - the quality of the children’s designs is staggering, showing incredible imagination, creativity and flair. We wanted to give children the chance to let their imagination flow freely – it’s clearly struck a chord. They’ve responded magnificently – and given us an extremely difficult task in selecting our shortlist and winner!”He added, “Rolls-Royce encourages and enables the pursuit of dreams. As well as giving children a way to express their visions, this competition has really inspired us as a design team. It’s reminded us of the sheer power of the human imagination, and challenges us to bring that sense of scale, possibility and greatness to making our customers’ dreams a reality.”
The Rolls-Royce Design team has selected shortlisted entries, which are available to view in a special online viewing room. The overall winner will be announced in mid-July.