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The New BMW 1 Series
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Rolfe Classic BMW Car Wrap Competition

DESIGN Canberra and Rolfe Classic BMW are calling for students and professionals to submit Bauhaus-inspired designs for the 2019 BMW Car Wrap Competition.

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the iconic Bauhaus design movement, this year’s competition has a Bauhaus theme. Proposed designs should pay homage to the iconic Bauhaus design movement which redefined what design could do for society and reflected the utopian ideas of its time. The Bauhaus advocated for an understanding of composition, colour theory and craftsmanship.

Interested designers of the car wrap are encouraged to attend an intensive design briefing on the 6th of September at 2:00PM at University of Canberra in the shared design space in Building 7 (See UC Map). For registration please follow the link.

The briefing will take students and design professionals through the competition’s vision, guidelines and technical specifications, as well as BMW’s history, design process and principals. The briefing will be presented by Anthony Martin, Rolfe Classic BMW Ambassador, and Rolfe Classic BMW Marketing Manager, Martine Pekarksy.

The Rolfe Classic BMW Car Wrap Competition specifications can be downloaded here.

The winner will have their design applied to the new BMW 1 Series, as well as receive a BMW Ultimate City Escape package. The BMW Ultimate City Escape includes: a BMW for the weekend, a Midnight Hotel accommodation package which includes a nights’ accommodation for two at Midnight Hotel including parking, breakfast & dinner for two at Braddon Merchant. The prize also includes a gourmet pizza lunch for two with a glass of wine at Four Winds vineyard in Murrumbateman. Prize value of $1,500.

The car will be exhibited for the DESIGN Canberra festival at the Rolfe Classic BMW showroom in Phillip. The winner will also receive copies of professional photographs of the wrapped vehicle taken at Rolfe Classic BMW Open Day on the 9th of November.

Entries must be received by 4pm Wednesday 23 October 2019 and will be judged by a panel of Canberra-based design professionals. Entry to the competition is free.

For more information, contact Anna Fryer, Creative Producer at Craft ACT on or 02 6262 9333



  • 26 Aug – BMW Car Wrap Competition Opens
  • 6 Sept – Competition Briefing at University of Canberra (all welcome)
  • 23 Oct – BMW Car Wrap Competition Closes
  • 24 Oct – 25 Oct – Jury Review
  • 25 Oct – Winner notified
  • 26 Oct – 8 Nov – BMW Car Wrap Preparation and Installation
  • 4 Nov – 24 Nov – DESIGN Canberra Festival
  • 9 Nov – Winner Announcement at the opening event of Rolfe Classic BMW Car Wrap Exhibition
  • 9 Nov – 12 Nov –Rolfe Classic BMW Car Wrap Exhibition

Rolfe Classic BMW Car Wrap Competition 2019

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Entrants must be aged 18 or over at the time of entering the competition. | Submission dates: Monday 26 August – Wednesday 23 October 2019. | All submissions must be made via DESIGN Canberra website. Emailed or posted entries will not be accepted. | Incomplete entries, or entries submitted past the submission deadline, will be deemed ineligible. | The competition will accept one (1) design per artist. Any entries in excess of one (1) design will be invalid. | Entries must not have been previously published or won a prize in another competition. | Current employees of Rolfe Classic BMW are ineligible for consideration in the Rolfe Classic BMW Car Wrap competition. | Competition entries must be submitted as per the provided Instructions and Technical Requirements. | One winning design will be selected for execution and the design will be applied to the new BMW 1 Series. The winner will receive Ultimate CityEscape thanks to Rolfe Classic BMW. The Ultimate City Escape weekend is a Midnight Hotel accommodation package which includes a nights’ accommodation for two at Midnight Hotel including parking, breakfast & dinner for two at Braddon Merchant. The prize also includes a gourmet pizza lunch for two with a glass of wine at Four Winds vineyard in Murrumbateman. Prize value $1,500. The winning designer will also receive copies of professional photographs of the wrapped vehicle taken at Rolfe Classic BMW Open Day on the 9th of November. The winner will be recognized on the Rolfe Classic BMW social platforms and the vehicle may be displayed in public elsewhere. | BMW Prize Winner: All drivers of the vehicle must hold a full license and sign an indemnity form prior to driving the car. A copy of each driver's license will also be required. The vehicle must stay within the ACT & surrounding areas during this period. The vehicle provided will depend on availability and can be discussed upon arranging the date of collection. Pick up of the vehicle will be on a Friday afternoon and it will need to be returned on the Monday morning. Midnight Hotel prize is valid from 30.10.19 to 30.10.20 for up to two guests sharing a room for a one night stay including parking, breakfast for two, and dinner for two at Braddon Merchant. Bookings are subject to availability and some block-out periods may apply. Rolfe Classic BMW prize to be claimed before 30 October 2020. The car and the hotel booking can be made on separate weekends if desired. Both elements of the prize are arranged through Rolfe Classic BMW. | Entrants must retain a copy of their entry. | Entrants warrant that: (i) they have personally created their entry and own all rights to it; (ii) all related intellectual property belongs to the entrant; and (iii) the entry does not violate any laws of any country or infringe upon another party's trademark or copyright. Entrants indemnify the Prize and its Administrators against any loss or damages resulting from a breach of this warranty. | The winner will be notified on the 25th of October and may be asked to supply further information and images for marketing and communications purposes. | Selected work will be required to be produced and installed between the 28 October and 7 November 2019. | This award may be cancelled at any time at the discretion of DESIGN Canberra and Rolfe Classic BMW. COPYRIGHT, MORAL RIGHTS, PRIVACY, AND LIABILITY: Copyright in the design remains with the artist. | By submitting an entry, the winner grants a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-commercial license, in perpetuity to the Prize Administrators (Craft ACT) to (i) permit it to publish the entry as a graphic intervention, in print and on the Craft ACT website; and (ii) permit it to record and broadcast the selected entries, online and in any other media, for a period of 3 years from the date that the design was submitted to the Prize, without fee, for the purpose of promoting Design Canberra and Craft ACT. | A design must be available to be published as a graphic intervention to be eligible to win the competition. Refusal by an entrant to accept the Prize or to allow publication will disqualify the entry from eligibility. | We will not modify or edit the work without the permission of the artist. | By entering the Prize, you guarantee that the personal information you provide is accurate. Personal information will only be used in administering the Prize. When you provide this information, you consent to it being used for this purpose. | Except for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, the Administrators (including its respective officers, employees and agents) are not responsible for and exclude all liability (including negligence), for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of: (a) any technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under the Administrators' control); (b) any theft, unauthorized access or third party interference; (c) any entry that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by the Administrators) due to any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Administrators; and (d) any variation in prize value to that stated in these Terms and Conditions.