Renault looks to students for car design competition

Renault has launched a student graphics competition to design a paint job for its new two seater Twizy and offered to pay the winner’s tuition fees for a year.

Renault Twizy
Renault Twizy

Open to college and university students around the UK, entrants can download templates to submit designs of three views of the car.

The zero-emission Twizy will launch in the UK ‘in coming months’ Renault says and comes with three trim levels.

For those wishing to hedge their bets, there is ‘no limit to the amount of times you can enter,’ according to the entry site, which also states, ‘There are no restrictions on the university you study at.’

Renault Twizy
Renault Twizy

The car will visit University College London on 13 February, Birmingham City University on 14 February, Manchester Metropolitan University on 16 February and the University of Glasgow on 17 February.

Entrants can visit  to download a template and must submit designs by 20 February. One runner up will receive a weekend for two in Paris, and the third prize is a £250 voucher for French Connection.

A Renault-appointed judging panel will select a shortlist of ten, put to a public Facebook vote, before winners are announced on 16 April 2012.

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  • kasobya alex November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    also we outside uk should be given chance because we have talent

  • KG November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    should be open to anyone in the uk. not just students.

    true original designs come from talented people not these lazy/silly students that now f all about the world.

  • Jonathan Smith November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    This competition is a brilliant idea to give exposure to some of the UK’s most talented design students. It sends a message of encouragement, and the first prize would be a welcome boost to those students who are struggling to make ends meet to continue their studies. Jon Smith father of Rachel Smith finalist.

  • Jon Smith November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Please vote for Rachel at

  • so sad November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Only for students .. Pff , i never went to design school, never been a student because i cant afford it, but i still can make a design of the car or such, but sadly they want only student work, thats sad..

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