We never drew anything this cool when we were children.
In order to inject some optimism back into the world, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced a new Young Designer Competition earlier this year. The Rolls-Royce design team looked at over 5,000 entries submitted online by children from over 80 countries during the Covid-19 lockdowns. We've seen a handful of these wild creations, and now Rolls-Royce has announced the four winners and three highly commended entries.
"We are delighted to announce the winners in our Young Designer Competition. The entries that stood out for us were those that showed a real depth of thought, effort, and expression, and incorporated lots of different details. The winning entrants didn't just draw 'the nicest car': they created amazing experiences that showed the freedom of their imagination, not hindered by physical, real-world constraints," said Torsten Muller-Otvos, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
The four category winners in Technology, Environment, Fantasy, and Fun hail from Japan, France, China, and Hungary, and range in age from six to 16. Each winner will get a chauffeur-driven ride to school with their best friend, likely in a brand-new model like the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost. You can see the original drawings from the children in the corner of each picture, which was then transformed into a more realistic concept rendering by the Rolls-Royce design team.
The Rolls-Royce Bluebird II by 13-year-old Chenyang from China won for technology by embracing a unique jet-powered design aimed at beating a world land-speed record. Six-year-old Saya from Japan won in the environment category with the Rolls-Royce Capsule, a car that can vacuum pollution and clean the air.
The Rolls-Royce Turtle Car, penned by 16-year-old Florian from France, won for fantasy with its ability to operate on land, sea, or in the air. The final winner in the fun category, created by 11-year-old Lena from Hungary, is the Rolls-Royce Glow, which incorporates a stunning rainbow that we could easily see on a future production car in some capacity.
"On behalf of myself and everyone at Rolls-Royce, I would like to thank every single young designer who entered the competition, and for all the thought, hard work and creativity that went into their designs. There is some amazing talent out there, and I wouldn't be surprised if some of our entrants went on to work as car designers one day - perhaps even at Rolls-Royce," said Muller-Otvos.