Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is extending the deadline for entries in its Young Designers Competition to Monday 1 June 2020. This gives aspiring designers up to the age of 16 an additional two weeks to create and submit their dream Rolls-Royce of the future. Launched in early April, the competition has already attracted more than 2,000 entries from children in over 70 countries worldwide. Its original aim was to stimulate design talent and provide a welcome distraction for children from self-isolation and social-distancing measures. Although some countries are starting to ease their lockdown restrictions, many children are still unable to attend school, and their normal interactions and activities are likely to remain curtailed for some weeks to come.
The overall winner will receive a once-in-a-lifetime prize: a fully rendered illustration of their design. Runners-up will receive a certificate individually hand-signed by Torsten Müller-Ötvös, the Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce. One lucky UK entrant will receive two additional prizes when the UK’s own Coronavirus countermeasures are eased. As well as travelling to school in style in a chauffeur-driven Rolls‑Royce for themselves, their school will be given a new Greenpower electric car kit, allowing them to take part in the UK’s number-one schools motorsport competition, the annual Greenpower Challenge. Young designers can share their innovative designs for a future Rolls-Royce here.