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2019 car wrap winning design by University of Canberra student Kye Jones on display during the 2019 festival. BMW Series 1 courtesy of Rolfe Classic BMW, car wrap by ROJO Customs, installation MEDUSA by Plastique Fantastique. Photo: 5 Foot Photography
2019 car wrap winning design by University of Canberra student Kye Jones on display during the 2019 festival. BMW Series 1 courtesy of Rolfe Classic BMW, car wrap by ROJO Customs, installation MEDUSA by Plastique Fantastique. Photo: 5 Foot Photography

DESIGN Canberra BMW car wrap competition 2020

A new canvas for designers and artists has been created in the DESIGN Canberra x BMW car wrap competition.

The 2020 car wrap competition is proudly presented in partnership with Rolfe Classic BMWMidnight Hotel, Autograph Collection, the University of Canberra and ROJO Customs.

Originally conceived by our valued festival partners Rolfe Classic BMW three years ago, this year’s car wrap competition has expanded to wrap four brand new BMW models. The competition includes four categories to bring exciting new perspectives to this unique design opportunity:

1. Urban design (university student category) – BMW i8 Roadster
Celebrating Canberra’s iconic urban design identity. From the time of Walter and Marion Griffin’s visionary design a century ago through to contemporary and sustainable design developments today, Canberra has been – and will always be – a living design laboratory.
Download the information pack here Download the car butterfly here.

2. The bush capital (High school student category) – BMW X5 M Competition
Celebrating the diverse flora and fauna, stunning views and rich history of our natural environment. With national parks covering more than 50% of the territory, Canberra truly is Australia’s Bush Capital.
Download the car butterfly here.

3. Makers in the city of design (Craft ACT members) – BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
Celebrating the artists, designers, makers and craftspeople who choose to live, work and make here in Canberra, a city of design. Canberra’s thriving craft and design community is made up of jewellers, ceramic and textiles artists, glass and furniture makers. They bring creative and unique perspectives to the cultural life of our city. This category is open to current members of Craft ACT.
Download the car butterfly here.

4. Canberra icons (Open category) – BMW 4 Series Coupe
Celebrating the symbols and emblems of our city. From the pioneering designs of Monaro Mall and the Shine Dome to the iconic Bus Bunkers, see the beauty in our surroundings and share why we love where we live.
Download the car butterfly here.

Meet the cars of the 2020 car wrap competition. 

Winners in each category will see their design wrapped around a brand new BMW which will be exhibited throughout the DESIGN Canberra festival at signature events from 9-29 November 2020. Winners of each category will receive a fantastic prize pack (valued at $1000 each) including:

  • A $250 cash prize and a BMW for the Weekend* from Rolfe Classic BMW (*conditions apply)
  • Dinner for two at Braddon Merchant or a Midnight Store gift voucher from Midnight Hotel
  • and more

They will also have their design wrap applied to a BMW by ROJO Customs, and professional photos taken for their design portfolio.

Key dates:
4 August – Competition Opens
30 September – Competition Closes
9 October – Winners notified
9-29 November – Winning wraps will be displayed at events during the DESIGN Canberra festival

This year DESIGN Canberra have introduced a new web feature for uploading your design. All you need to do is download the supplied car template and add your design to the transparent spaces, then upload your JPG or PNG to the submission form. We encourage designers to share their designs on social media once submitted and tag us @designcanberrafestival. We’ve provided simple step-by-step instructions about how to upload your design on our website.

*Apply via the submission form here, which includes the terms and conditions.

Entries must be received by Wednesday 30 September 2020, 11.59pm and will be judged by a panel of Canberra-based design professionals. Entry to the competition is free.

For more information, contact Meagan Jones, Membership + Communications Manager at Craft ACT on membership@craftact.org.au or 02 6262 9333.