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Win an internship in VW's design contest

Fri, 09 May 2014

Volkswagen is offering students a chance to design a video game car for a contest. Three winners get a six-month internship at the VW design department in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Students working in fields of interior and exterior design, interface design, graphic design and color and trim design can submit concepts. By the looks of the announcement, VW wants something wild and powerful -- there aren't too many of us rushing to buy new a Passat in “Gran Turismo 6.” VW says the look should be somewhat recognizable, though.

The design contest runs until Aug. 15. Students can work individually or as a team.

The winners will be selected by Klaus Bischoff, head of Volkswagen design, and the management team of his studio. Winners will be announced on Sept. 30.

"We are always interested in the perspective and attitude of young designers to mobility topics,” said Bischoff. “And this is why we decided to take a new approach to finding fresh design talents with the design contest."

VW wants files submitted in PDF or JPG format, and should be no bigger than 10 MB per page, three pages maximum. Once they register, students can submit as many designs as they'd like.

Volkswagen held the same contest in 2011. It was aimed at the markets of China, Russia and India, and the theme was “the first electric Volkswagen for my country.”

Go to for more information and to register.

By Jake Lingeman