New Straits Times, one of the countrys major newspaper and the Malaysian assembler and distributor of Peugeot cars, Nasim Sdn Bhd are collaborating to bring out new designs among students of higher learning. This would be the second time such a competition is being held entitled the NST-Peugeot Design Competition.
The NST-Peugeot Design Competition will be running until next May and students in the secondary schools and universities or colleges are invited to participate where they are required to design a Peugeot sports car. This would be an exciting event for aspiring designers where they will be exposed to the automotive and industrial design of the corporate world.
In the first edition, 105 entries were received from the university and college category while the secondary school level saw 43 entries and they are looking to push the bar further this time around.
Basically, participants would have to submit their designs and a folio of 2D sketches but they are also required to give a write-up of their ideas in 500 words or less. Winners of the university and college category will win an all expenses, 5-day trip to Paris where they will visit the research and design centre of Peugeot in France. Meanwhile, the winner of the secondary school category will bring home RM1,500 cash prize and exclusive Peugeot merchandise.