For the fifth time Peugeot is holding their futuristic design competition. Last year the Flux, designed by 20-year old Romanian Mihai Panaitescu, won the competition and was built as a concept car and eventually shown at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. Besides eternal glory, winning the competition also came with a 6,000 Euro check.
This year the competition is themed as “Imagine a Peugeot for the Megalopolis of Tomorrow”. Designers from all over the world (aged over 14 mind you) can enter their concepts as long as they integrate four specific dimensions, namely environmental friendliness, social harmony, interactive mobility and economic efficiency.
Peugeot has bumped up the reward for the winner to Euro 10,000 and an XBOX 360 games console. The 29 runners-up will also be receiving prizes. Entries can be submitted starting 30 May 2008 to 20 July 2008, a jury will then select their 30 favorite designs so that the a popularity vote (15 August through 15 September 2008) can be held on the internet and a top ten will be revealed on 16 September 2008.
At the Paris Motor Show on 2 October 2008 Peugeot will announce the winner of the competition so that the concept can go into development for a 2009 Shanghai Motor Show in China global debut.