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The Michelin Challenge Design 2020 Jury is IN!

The Michelin Challenge Design jury recently conducted a two-day long virtual meeting to review entries for the 2020 Michelin Challenge Design; Upcycle.
The jurors have selected the first, second and third place winners and have chosen to recognize 13 additional entries with Judges Awards.

Official announcement of the winners is tentatively planned for the first week of June, 2020, but timing is subject to change due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Inspiring Mobility: Video


It’s going way
beyond car design.

It’s design
that takes on
all the major
issues.

Craig Metros
Ford Motor Company


I’m just blown
away, always,
every year when
I come here,
at the variety
of work that is
shown.

Chris Chapman
Hyundai Design
North America


The first
impression was, ‘wow’
they are very
different.

It’s interesting
because you
opened the concept.

Thomas Sycha
MW Group Design.


Many of them were
quite convincing.

It has to engage
the city in a
direct way and
many of these
projects did that.

Louise Pelletier
Centre de Design,
Universite du Quebec
at Montreal.


They were really
powerful...

We’ve blurred the
lines between
vehicle design,
architecture,
space planning,
[&] the eco system.

Freeman Thomas
former global advanced
design director,
Ford Motor Company


It’s inspiring
to see unique ideas
in these unique
environments looking
for better and
more sustainable
solutions.

Richard Plavetich
Nissan Design America


I saw a lot of
drawings that,
to me,
evoked freedom.

A really great
expression of human
freedom.

I can go where I want,
when I want.

Damien Michelin
honorary juror for
Michelin North America


Michelin Challenge Design
is the most important
global design competition
for emerging
young talent.

The beautiful thing
is that we really engage
the global design
community.

Stewart Reed
Art Center College
of Design in California and
Michelin Challenge Design
Jury Chairman