This competition runs in four phases and is for US students only.
Once you have entered and uploaded your work, Phase 1 begins.
Phase I – Open Entry
24 October – 5 December
At this stage you need to show us what you like. First, take a look at the brief and begin thinking about the kind of car you want to design (you don't have to decide until Phase 2.) This part of the competition is open to everyone and we need you to upload things like images you like, videos, moodboards, sketches you admire and maybe some sketches you have done. Then the Mentors and CDN will look at everyone's collections and decide who gets to go through to the next round.
Phase II – Contestant
6 December – 13 December
If you have been chosen to proceed to this round, you show promise! Now the Mentors will start communicating with students. You need to decide which car (described in the brief) that you would like to work on. Then you should start drawing elements of your car, and the Mentors will be in touch to guide and assist you with this.
Phase III – Semi-Final
13 December – 20 January 2017
Students who get through to this stage will work much more closely with the Mentors to get their designs ready for judging.
Phase IV – Final
21 January – 8 February 2017
Now the competition becomes one-to-one. Ten students will get into the Final Phase. They will be guided to create a portfolio for upload to the site. After this, they will have video calls with Mentors and Judges to discuss their work and choices. The Judges will then decide who the final three winners are, which will be announced on 7 February 2017.
10 February 2017 – winners are announced.