It’s not uncommon to find stunning car designs on the internet that have been penned by students knowledgeable in the use of popular CAD software. Unfortunately, most of these designs will never be adopted by a major automaker but that may soon change thanks to Volkswagen.

Between now and August 15, students from virtually any field of design can submit a design proposal for a “cool video game car” for the VW brand. The challenge is to develop not only a video game car but also a brand new video game scenario for the concept. For example, one scenario could be racing/speed.

Three winning designs will be selected and the students responsible for those designs will be invited to take part in a six month internship at VW’s main design hub in Wolfsburg, Germany. Among the judges will be VW brand design boss Klaus Bischoff as well as some senior managers.

According to VW, the aim in organizing the design contest is to find talented students. At the same time the automaker is interested in establishing long-term cooperation with international universities and design academies. To find out more about the contest, head to the website

Note, this isn’t the first time that a major automaker has reached out to student designers. In 2011 Ferrari held a design contest for budding supercar designers, and also in 2011 VW held a design contest that asked students to come up with cool designs for an electric car.


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