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Karmann-Ghia launches contest for Brazilian design students
by Rufus Thompson   
 
Karmann-Ghia's student contest not only rewards the winner with $49,731 but there is the possibility their design could be developed into a prototype. Click for larger images

Karmann-Ghia has launched a competition for Brazilian students to design a modern interpretation of its classic Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia Coupé.

Students will be competing for a top prize of R$100,000 (US$49,750) with the possibility that the winning design will be developed into a prototype. The student awarded second place will earn themselves R$60,000 (US$29,800) while the third placed entry is worth R$14,884 (US$7,350).

Entrants have until 30 April to pre-register while all projects must be submitted by 24 May. From these entries 10 teams or students will be selected for the second stage, which will take place in June.

This contest is open to Brazilian nationals enrolled in graduate or post-graduate Automotive Design, Product or Industrial Design or Automotive Engineering courses recognized and approved by the Brazilian Ministry of Education.

To find out submission details and more information on the contest, visit the official website.