Budding designers are no doubt busy working on their Proton Design Competition 2014 entries, envisioning their idea of what a Proton city car of 2020 should look like. Earlier in the week, we took a closer look at the automaker’s previous concepts.
There’s still more than a month to go before the closing of submissions – all entries have to be received by Proton by 11.59 pm, August 11, but apparently there have been questions fielded to the automaker by participants on how best to make their submissions and about usable formats.
UPDATE: The Proton Design Competition 2014 closing date has been extended by a week, from August 11 to August 18.
All the details you need to know are outlined in the ‘Entry Format’ section of the Terms & Conditions part of the contest section on Proton’s Facebook page, but to make it easier for you, here’s an outline of the important points to remember:
- The contest is divided into two categories – Category 1, for individuals within the ages of 13-17 and Category 2, for individuals within the ages of 18-25.
- Please note that group entries are not allowed, and only Malaysians with a valid Malaysian identity card can take part.
- The vehicle must have a minimum of five passenger seats.
- All entries are required to feature renderings of an exterior outlook of the car – front 3/4 view, side view and rear 3/4 view. Category 2 (18-25 yr old) participants MUST also design an interior for their concept – be creative here.
- Renderings may be done using either digital media (CAD or graphics editing software such as Adobe Photoshop) or traditional media (pen, pencil, marker on paper).
- Traditional media renderings may be done on normal drawing paper, but MUST be sized in A3 (tabloid) sheet format, measuring within 270 mm to 300 mm by 420 mm to 450 mm.
- The rendering sketches MUST be coloured illustrations, using any artistic medium.
- The entries must NOT be sent pasted onto mounting board, or with binding.
- An entry must be of an original design relating to the theme of the competition, and not previously published work or a design that has been submitted for other competitions. The latter will result in disqualification.
- All entries MUST be accompanied by a design brief of the concept, on A4 paper (Arial font, 12 pt., 1.3” spacing) and must include:
- The name of the design
- Design concept (describe the idea behind the design)
- Unique selling proposition of the car (what are the unique elements)
- Propose the engine system of the car (how will it be powered?)
- All competition forms, except for those submitted online, must be posted by ordinary mail, with stamp(s) amounting to value of RM 1 or more. Forms submitted with stamp(s) lesser than RM 1 value will be rejected.
- Forms which are incomplete, difficult to read or spoilt in one form or another will be rejected and will be treated as disqualified entries. Proton has the final say in determining the eligibility of the competition forms.