Applications open for Autostyle 2020


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Autostyle, the renowned special version international car design competition, organised by Italian developer and manufacturer of OEM body components and accessories, Berman S.p.A., has issued details of the 17th annual contest.

For the 2020 Awards programme, applications are now open to young automobile designers worldwide to submit their creative interpretations of an existing original production or concept car in various categories selected by the hosts, headed up by Roberto Antioli, President Berman S.p.A.

From the final ten entries shortlisted, the winners will be selected by the invited adjudication panel, consisting of representatives from car manufacturers and their car design leaders, together with representatives from Auto & Design magazine and Fleet Car magazine.

Elements of the criteria include:

Students will be allowed to add accessory components and modify original components, specifically: bumpers, front grilles, side skirts, spoilers, wheel arches, mouldings, alloy wheels and modify colours. No modifications whatsoever to the original body panel are permitted. Designers are however allowed to apply graphic decorations on the bodywork.

“It is not allowed to use any image already processed by others, including those available on the web,” explained Roberto. “The design and styling language must remain coherent with the brand. The creative design must include originality and innovation, elegance,” he added.

Applications (please send the resumé and the portfolio, noting size limit: 10 MB) must be submitted by email to, by April 24, 2020 with the subject: “AUTOSTYLE 2020 – STUDENT”. The selected designers will be immediately notified their participation to the project. Completed projects must be submitted by 21 August, 2020. The selected students will be invited to attend the awarding giving ceremony which will be held on October in Mantua, Italy.