Number of the Month: 373

Number of the Month: 373

Innovation Design

ŠKODA has staged its seventh Young Designers contest. This year, the entrants – young schoolchildren – submitted 373 designs.

27. 11. 2019

This is a competition that supports children’s creativity, the relationship with technology, and teamwork, and is an opportunity for the carmaker to seek out for promising talents among primary school pupils. The contest is open to individuals and school groups.

This time, the schoolchildren were asked to come up with works of art on the theme of “Smart Car of the Future”. They could enter 2D images and 3D models, and they had to devise a story for their creations. The jury, which also included ŠKODA’s chief designer Oliver Stefani, judged 284 paintings and 89 models, i.e. a total of 373 works.

The winning work ŠKODA “Pet-O” – Teams 2D/3D categoryThe winning work ŠKODA “Pet-O” – Teams 2D/3D category

The winning work ŠKODA “Mouse” – Chief Designer’s prizeThe winning work ŠKODA “Mouse” – Chief Designer’s prize

The winning school teams received a cash prize of CZK 30,000 for art supplies, while individuals received prize packages. The prizes were awarded at the end of November at the ŠKODA Training Centre, where the children were also given the chance to participate in a design workshop and explore the ŠKODA MOUNTIAQ student car.

You can see all of the prize-winning designs in the gallery below:

The number 373 is the star of the show as the latest Number of the Month, ŠKODA Storyboard’s series in which we regularly shed light on interesting facts about ŠKODA cars, on their past, present and future, and on events at ŠKODA, expressed through a particular number.

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