cardesignawardschina 2016

Design Your Own Future

Registration opened
Entries closed
Shortlist announced
Awards ceremony in Beijing
  Sep 2015
08 Jan 2016
Feb 2016
24 Apr 2016
Design briefs


Now in its seventh year, this is one of the most important contests in China and your chance to represent the next generation of car designers. It's your chance to work to real design briefs set by the world's best carmakers, be judged by some of the most respected car designers and give the start of your career a boost that money can't buy.

On this site you’ll find the briefs, details on how to enter, and the list of Awards categories.  

Please also take a moment to read the rules. The most important is that all your submitted work must be your own. Inspiration is all around us and is an important part of the design process, but any form of plagiarism will lead to immediate disqualification.

If your work is chosen to be part of the final shortlist, you will be invited to attend our Car Design Awards China ceremony at the time of the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, where your work will be displayed. 

A short video from 2015 Awards ceremony
If you are in China please click on this link

Recognising that most promising talent needs great teaching, Car Design Awards China will again make a special Award to recognise the design school which has had most success in nurturing student development.

Good luck!

Autodesk is an exclusive software sponsor of the Awards and are providing free technical design products for you to use. To download, please go to here. Please note that the use of the software is optional, you can use any software to complete the design. 



Competition outline on this site

  • Design briefs set by OEMs
  • How to enter (entry is free to all students currently studying full time in any design discipline at a design school in China)
  • The rules of the competition                                    

9 Awards categories and one Overall Winner
for 2016 

  • Best Exterior Design
  • Best Interior Design
  • Best Luxury Concept
  • Best Lifestyle Design
  • Best Eco Solution
  • Best Innovation
  • Best Production Model
  • Best Virtual Design
  • special award for Best Design In Harmony With China's Heritage

And finally, from amongst the categories winners, the judges will choose one entry to become:

  • Student Design of the Year


  •  Entries close on 8 January 2016
  •  Shortlist announced on this site at the end of February
  •  Work of all the finalists (typically three per Award) displayed at the Awards ceremony in Beijing, 24 April 2016
  •  Announcement of the winners

 Register to enter here. And good luck!


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