- rolls-royce has decided to open up a car design competition for kids around the world, who are likely bored and stuck at home thanks to covid-19.
- the terms of the contest are simple: entrants just need to be 16 or younger and have a good imagination.
- submissions will be accepted until may 18, and the winner will receive a digitally rendered illustration of their entry.
sketching out cars is something children have been doing since before there were even cars. ask a kid to design a car, and they've been known to draw something that’s never been seen before, completely out of this world, sometimes even downright ludicrous. rolls-royce had better brace itself now that it has announced a young designer competition and called for kids to enter their drawings.
aimed at kids 16 and under, it's intended to be something families can do for fun, as a distraction amid the worldwide home confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic. the competition is an extension of an annual design contest held during rolls-royce's family day celebration in goodwood, england. kids can submit multiple entries, and the deadline is may 18.
rolls-royce motor cars' design team will be judging every submission. the overall winner will receive a digitally rendered illustration, and runners-up will get a hand-signed certificate from the ceo of rolls-royce, torsten müller-ötvös. but the top entry from the u.k. will get the coolest prize by far: a ride for the winner and a friend to school in a chauffeured rolls-royce on the first day back in school. their school will also receive a greenpower electric car to compete in the greenpower goblin challenge, an engineering competition to build an electric race car.
it makes sense that rolls-royce is the automaker to open up a global competition of this sort, considering that some of its own creations could be called works of art. need an example? take a look at this wraith with an exquisite embroidered peregrine falcon.
for kids who want more car-related activities like this one, you could check out the petersen automotive museum's online activities and the official car and driver boredom busters collection.