We weren’t in Beijing in person, instead we brought everyone together virtually to award and celebrate our 2020 Car Design Awards China students
Last week, a stellar line-up of Judges joined a virtual awards ceremony, organised by Car Design News, to announce and congratulate the Chinese students who have won the 2020 Car Design Awards China.
Some 330 students entered, from 113 schools across China and the Judges, all of whom had set the briefs and been involved in the live judging throughout the competition, logged into the call to congratulate the winning students.
The prestigious Student Designer of the Year awards, sponsored by Magna, was given to Zhifan Chen from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology by Larry Erickson, Global Industrial Design Director for our premier sponsor Magna Exterior.
His design created a small, highly mobile electric ambulance, which could move swiftly through traffic, and deploy a stretcher area from the shuttle motor and can be used with or without an accompanying ambulance.
The Judges praised this work for its great innovations for a great cause, the problem-solving aspects of it really made it stand out.
As well as being one of the biggest accolades in car design, the overall winner receives a 15-week semester on The Advanced Design Study Abroad Program at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, USA, including free travel, a one-year school subscription to Car Design News and Interior Motives magazine, $500 per winning team and the opportunity to intern with one of the Award Sponsors. Category winners win: $500 per team, a one-year cardesignnews.com subscription and incredible intern opportunities. Brief winners will receive a special gift from BOSE (one per team).
The winners of the Briefs are:
Baojun: Annan Li from Wuhan University of Technology
Bordrin: Yanran Wang and Chenglong Lu from Shandong University of Art and Design
Changan: Yu Du from Jilin University
Ford: Jil Li from Shandong University of Art and Design
Geely: Wolfee Wang from Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Nissan: Minglang Niu from Jiangnan University
VW Group: Yaling Huang from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and Yixiao Liao from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
The Category winners are:
Best interior space: Sixi Zhu from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute
Best use of digital design tools: Yaling Huang from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and Yixiao Liao from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Sustainability Award, sponsored by Dinamica: Jinchuan Li from Shandong University of Art and Design
Best mix mode mobility award: Minglang Niu from Jiangan University
Innovative use of material award, sponsored by Dinamica: Jiayi Huang from Hunan University
Best storytelling award, sponsored by KWA: Wenquiang Zhu from Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Ultra luxury award, sponsored by Pininfarina: Shuangyuan Dai from Jilin University
Best exterior design, sponsored by Magna: Wolfee Wang from Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Best user-experience design, sponsored by Ultima Media: Xiqiao Wang from Tongji University
Best innovation, sponsored by KWA: Zhifan Chen from Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Most successful school: Shandong University of Art and Design.
Congratulations to all the winners, and a special thanks to our sponsors and Judges for helping us to complete this year’s competition and present the awards, despite not being able to travel to Beijing to do it in person.