cardesignawardschina 2016

Design Your Own Future


Registration open
Entries closed
Shortlist announced
Ceremony - 
798 Art Factory, BJ

  Sep 2015
08 Jan 2016
Feb 2016
24 Apr 2016
Design briefs


Registration is now closed. The shortlist will be annouced at the of February.


Now in its seventh year, this is one of the most important contests in China and your chance to become 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 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 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 the Car Design Awards China ceremony which takes place alongside the 2016 Beijing Auto Show. Your work will be displayed on a specially created display.

2015 Awards ceremony
If you are in China please click this link

Recognising that the 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 is providing free technical design products for you to use. To download, please go to here. Please note that the use of their software is optional, you can use any software to complete your 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                                    

10 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
  • Best Use of Technology
  • 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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