VW wants you to design a new car, but not exactly a car intended for street use. Rather, it’s for a new video game to be released at some future date. But there’s one qualification to participate: you must be a student currently enrolled in a design-related studies program. Pass that test? ..then you’ve got about two months left to submit your concept car for the the Volkswagen Design Contest. The deadline is August 15, 2014.And here’s the catch you’ll discover…while reading the fine print at the Volkswagen Design Contest: all entrants must include a new concept video game to go along with their newly designed concept car. Specialists are welcome, with submissions allowed to focus on just one or a few areas: exterior, interior, interface, graphics, color and trim. Teams of up to two are permitted, but VW wants each person’s contribution to be clearly identifiable. And, naturally, they want their own brand character to be clearly visible as well.
Why all the hoopla and specifics? Because three winners will be selected by VW head designer Klaus Bischoff and his team, and their prize will be a six-month internship at the VW design center in Wolfsburg, Germany. Winners will be notified on September 30, 2014. There’s a press release below, but we recommend heading straight to the contest site for the real skinny.