Each year Rolls-Royce holds the Young Designer Competition for kids and teenagers 16 aged and below in which they ask youths from around the world to design a unique concept vehicle. Now it looks as though the luxury carmaker has just announced the UK winner for the 2020 Competition, along with four global winners.
The UK winning title of the competition went to 11-year-old Sofia and her Rolls-Royce Bumblebee 5000 design, with Gavin Hartley, Head of Bespoke Design at Rolls-Royce saying: “We were practically drawn to Bumblebee 5000 because it’s all about sociability, having fun, sharing good times, and enjoying the finer things in life, which is exactly what Rolls-Royce is all about, too,” as reported by Slashgear.
He then went on to say, “It also reflected our own interest as a company in the natural world and bees in particular: we have a resident colony of 250,000 English honeybees at Goodwood, who diligently produce the ‘Rolls-Royce of Honey’ for us every year.”
As a reward for her unique design, Sofia’s creation was transformed into a realistic digital illustration using the same software the Rolls-Royce design team uses when creating a real-life production vehicle. Sofia will also receive a chauffeur-driven ride to school in a Rolls-Royce Phantom with a few of her best friends.
Take a look at her Bumblebee 5000 design below:
Rolls-Royce also announced the global winners for the four different categories, including Technology, Environment, Fantasy, and fun.
Chenyang, age 13, China won first place in the technology category for his Rolls-Royce Bluebird II.
Saya, age 6, from Japan won first place for the Environment category:
Florian, age 16, from France won first place for the Fantasy category:
Finally, Léna, age 11, from Hungary won first place for the Fun category:
Each of the above winners will also receive a chauffeur-driven ride to school in a Rolls-Royce Phantom. Click here to view the full list of entries involved in this year’s Young Design Competition.
“At Rolls-Royce, we encourage clients to be bold and creative, unfettered by conventional notions of what they think a car ‘should’ be like. This competition and the ideas generated reminds us of the incredible power of the question: ‘Wouldn’t it be great if…?’” said Hartley.
Picture: Rolls-Royce Young Designer Competition