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Want to design camouflage for cars? Skoda's looking for you

By Rajesh Karkera
August 07, 2021 09:00 IST
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Fancy your chops as a designer? Skoda Auto India has a challenge for you. Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com brings us the lowdown.

Skoda Auto has launched a unique design contest for all budding designers of India.

We have seen camouflaged cars being spied everywhere in the world.

After the first phase of lockdown, automakers are in high gear to launch new cars.

 

Let's take a look at some of the amazing camouflage designs Skoda cars sport.

Photographs and video: Kind Courtesy, ŠKODA AUTO

Skoda camouflaged cars

Taking this opportunity to a new level, Škoda Auto India has announced a design contest for its all-new global car to be unveiled in India this year.

Skoda Kushaq

This will be its 2nd global premiere in India after the Kushaq (seen above in its camouflaged avatar).

The contest is open for all budding Indian designers to come up with a camouflage for Skoda's upcoming mid-size premium sedan.

The winner will have an opportunity to visit Skoda's global headquarters in Prague and meet the head of design.

ŠKODA ENYAQ iV

The upcoming electric Škoda Enyaq iV SUV (above) is decked in striking green camouflage.

The ENYAQ iV will be unveiled later this year.

2017 ŠKODA KAROQ

In 2017 a disguised Škoda Karoq set off on its world premiere in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, travelling over 1,500 kilometres across Europe in special grey-black-white camouflage.

Kodiaq RS

In 2018 Škoda opted for a subtle camouflage for its Kodiaq RS, the sports version of the brand’s biggest SUV.

Before its premiere, the Kodiaq RS was driven around the famous Nordschleife of the Nürburgring by race driver Sabine Schmitz, who set a track record in the seven-seater SUV category.

Skoda Scala

At the end of 2018, a Škoda Scala appeared by the Lennon Wall in Prague just before its world premiere.

This served as a canvas for Czech street artist Chemis.

Want to see the video of the Lennon wall in Prague? Click here

Here are a couple of paintings of camouflages for the Skoda Octavia by renowned artists from around the world.

The camouflage for Škoda Octavia was designed by Jakub Tytykalo, a Czech-born painter.

This display was created in Italy's breathtaking Tuscan landscape.

Octavia camo by artist

The above painting of the camo art was by Sicilian artist Carlo Alberto Giardina. 

Art by Maria Makeeva

In addition to the above two, Maria Makeeva a Russian-born, Prague-based artist also made her rendition of the camouflage for the Octavia.

So what are you waiting for?

Entries to the contest will be open till August 18, 2021, and the top five entries shortlisted by the jury will be announced on August 23.

So go ahead and send your designs to Skoda India.

Participation is open to all individuals above 18 years of age.

Design studios, companies, universities, design students and design professionals from India can participate in the contest by registering and submitting their designs online on www.camowithskoda.com.

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