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Design Contest: Peugeot

Mon, 30 Aug 2004 The theme for the 3rd Peugeot Design Competition has been announced. Following on from the earlier contest themes of '2020' and 'Retrofuturism', the 3rd instalment of the contest challenges participants to design "the Peugeot of your dreams for the near future".

"We want to know what amateur designers dream about in cars. We expect innovative, even unusual, proposals, but ones that remain consistent with our brand's values, which are good value, dynamism, aesthetics and innovation" says Philippe Houy, Head of the Concept Car Project at the Peugeot Products department.

Designers from all over the world have until December 8, 2004 to bring their concept cars to life for a chance to win the Peugeot trophy and see their dreams become reality at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Peugeot Design Contest is unique in that the winning design is realised as a full scale model to be shown at a major auto show.

The 3rd Peugeot Design Contest is an international competition that is open to anyone aged 14 years or over: amateur designers, design schools students, and professional designers apart from the automotive industry. In the previous contests, 56 percent of those who entered the contest were aged between 20 and 30, with an average age of participants of 28.

Participants will be expected to submit one or more drawings, to which they will attach explanatory notes, which must be in French, English or Spanish.

Key dates, from registration to awards:

31 August 2004: Opening of the competition

15 October 2004: Start of submission of projects at the contest website

8 December 2004: End of submission of projects

Late December 2004: Pre-selection. The Peugeot jury officially reveals the finalist's identity on the website. The 10 finalists project chosen by vote are showcased on the website.

Late February 2005: The Peugeot jury officially reveals the winner's identity on the website.

March 2005: Presentation to the winner at the Geneva Motor Show

From March to September 2005: The life-size prototype of the concept car is built by Peugeot Styling Centre.

September 2005: Display of the concept car on the Peugeot stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show

3rd Peugeot Design Contest website: