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Iconic Limousine Design Competition

Calling all creatives to submit designs for the exterior of Qatar’s first iconic limousines!

Competition brief

Qatar Tourism in partnership with Mowasalat is launching its very first design competition. The winning design will be placed on Qatar’s Iconic Limousines and will be revealed at a closing event. The “Iconic Limousine” is the latest initiative of Qatar Tourism’s efforts of building and enhancing offerings of the highest standard for visitors and residents alike. The premium limousine experience aims to offer a distinctive transportation experience with best in-class service and a striking exterior design, deeply anchored in Qatari culture and hospitality.

Click here to download the competition brief in Arabic.

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What you are required to design:

We invite you to design an iconic car as per the concept below. All sides of the vehicle can be designed.

Download the template in pdf, use your creativity and start now!

Prizes & rewards

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Jury’s top design choice

Monetary prize: QAR 100,000

  • Non-monetary prize:
    • Design placed on Iconic Limousine 
    • Participant name on Iconic Limousine
    • Social Media acknowledgement
    • Design showcased on various platforms
    • Invitation to closing event 
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People’s design choice

Monetary prize: QAR 50,000

  • Non-monetary prize
    • Social Media acknowledgement 
    • Design showcased on various platforms
    • Invitation to closing event

Participation Criteria

Be a Qatar–based resident or citizen, over 18 years of age

Hold a valid Qatar residency permit and Qatar ID

Agree to the terms and conditions

Your concept must reflect:

Evaluation criteria

Theme-related: The design encompasses the competition themes as described above: Qatar's culture and heritage, Qatar's progressive future, Qatar's sustainability and eco-friendly vision

Creativity & uniqueness: The design approach has to be innovative, inspiring, authentic, memorable, distinctive and non-plagiarized

About the jury

The Jury Panel consists of notable members from a wide array of strategic sectors including Travel and Tourism, Education, Design, Transportation, Sports and Culture.

Evaluation mechanism

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Phase #1

Shortlist by QT Design Competition committee

  • Select members from QT will shortlist the top designs
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Phase #2

Public vote

  • The top designs shortlisted by the QT committee will enter into a public vote on Qatar Tourism's voting platform
  • The design with the most votes will receive the "People’s Design Choice" award
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Phase #3

Jury vote

  • The Jury panel will evaluate the same top designs as the public.  The jury will nominate their top design choice, which will then be placed on the iconic limousines

Competition schedule

  • September 29

    Competition announcement and registration

  • October 11

    Submissions open

  • October 28

    Design Submission Deadline

  • November 1-7

    Shortlist Announcement

  • November 8-16

    Public vote

  • November 8-16

    Jury vote

  • End of November

    Winner announcement

Note: Timelines are subject to change – participants will be notified.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at designcompetition@visitqatar.qa

كما يسعدنا تواصلك معنا في أي وقت في حال كان لديك أية أسئلة أو استفسارات عبر البريد الإلكتروني التالي 

designcompetition@visitqatar.qa

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Frequently asked questions

No - the competition is only open to Qatar based residents and citizens

No, the competition is open to anyone residing in Qatar and above 18 years of age.

You can email us at designcompetition@visitqatar.qa

 

Only new and original designs can be submitted. Participants submitting their entries must ensure that the design is not plagarized.

The design proposal will need to include the following details:

  • Title of your design concept (per design)
  • Description of your design concept (per design)
  • Maximum of 2 designs
  • Design should showcase all angles and aspects of the vehicle's exterior (including all sides).

Please refer to the sample vehicle template on the website and email

Image quality and resolution is very important. This is the only exposure to your work jurors will have, and a poor representation (such as a blurred image, or one affected by glare, dim lighting, or unnecessary background objects) may reduce your chances of being selected.

No - the design should only reflect the themes provided in the competition brief. All designs must be clear of any copyright information so the identity of all artists remain anonymous. In the interest of fairness, judges will not see names of the artists. Any images that do contain artists’ names or any other watermark/copyright information will be disqualified.

Please find the design template here.

QT holds the intellectual property rights of winning designs only. QT reserves the right to publish all winning and non-winning entries and designs for marketing purposes only.

If your design has been selected as one of the winning designs and you have signed an agreement with Qatar Tourism then you will not be able to use the design for other purposes.

Winning designs will be used for commercial purposes only when the designer accepts the contest prize and signs the agreement. QT reserves the right to publish all winning and non-winning entries and designs for marketing purposes only.

Register
Iconic limousine

Frequently asked questions

No - the competition is only open to Qatar based residents and citizens

Qatar is a dynamic modern society with deep cultural roots that provide the foundations of the nation’s life and development. Old world courtesies and hospitality co-exist with a keen awareness of modern lifestyles, business and the latest technology.

You can email us at designcompetition@visitqatar.qa

 

Only new and original designs can be submitted. Participants submitting their entries must ensure that the design is not plagarized.

The design proposal will need to include the following details:

  • Title of your design concept (per design)
  • Description of your design concept (per design)
  • Maximum of 2 designs
  • Design should showcase all angles and aspects of the vehicle's exterior (including all sides).

Please refer to the sample vehicle template on the website and email

Image quality and resolution is very important. This is the only exposure to your work jurors will have, and a poor representation (such as a blurred image, or one affected by glare, dim lighting, or unnecessary background objects) may reduce your chances of being selected.

No - the design should only reflect the themes provided in the competition brief. All designs must be clear of any copyright information so the identity of all artists remain anonymous. In the interest of fairness, judges will not see names of the artists. Any images that do contain artists’ names or any other watermark/copyright information will be disqualified.

Yes, the template can be found on the competition brief and will be emailed to you once you register.

QT holds the intellectual property rights of winning designs only. QT reserves the right to publish all winning and non-winning entries and designs for marketing purposes only.

If your design has been selected as one of the winning designs and you have signed an agreement with Qatar Tourism then you will not be able to use the design for other purposes.

Winning designs will be used for commercial purposes only when the designer accepts the contest prize and signs the agreement. QT reserves the right to publish all winning and non-winning entries and designs for marketing purposes only.

Submit

Submission requirements

Submission
  • To submit your design, please click here
  • If you have already registered, you can follow the link sent to your email and submit your design
Format
  • Files can be submitted in PDF
  • The file should be a high-resolution clear shot or rendering, showing the vehicle on a preferably white background
  • Files must be named as follows: 2021_(First Last name)_(design concept name)
  • File size must not exceed 100MB
Content
  • Provide the title of your design
  • Describe your design in no more than 400 words
  • A maximum of 2 designs can be submitted per applicant (minimum 1)
  • The design can be a sketch, 2D or 3D format of the vehicle
  • The design should include all aspects/sides of the vehicle’s exterior
  • Click here to download an outline of the vehicle to help you visualize and design the iconic limousine.

Please note that submissions will be open from the 11th of October until the 28th of October.

Iconic limousine

Frequently asked questions

No - the competition is only open to Qatar based residents and citizens

Qatar is a dynamic modern society with deep cultural roots that provide the foundations of the nation’s life and development. Old world courtesies and hospitality co-exist with a keen awareness of modern lifestyles, business and the latest technology.

You can email us at designcompetition@visitqatar.qa

 

Only new and original designs can be submitted. Participants submitting their entries must ensure that the design is not plagarized.

The design proposal will need to include the following details:

  • Title of your design concept (per design)
  • Description of your design concept (per design)
  • Maximum of 2 designs
  • Design should showcase all angles and aspects of the vehicle's exterior (including all sides).

Please refer to the sample vehicle template on the website and email

Image quality and resolution is very important. This is the only exposure to your work jurors will have, and a poor representation (such as a blurred image, or one affected by glare, dim lighting, or unnecessary background objects) may reduce your chances of being selected.

No - the design should only reflect the themes provided in the competition brief. All designs must be clear of any copyright information so the identity of all artists remain anonymous. In the interest of fairness, judges will not see names of the artists. Any images that do contain artists’ names or any other watermark/copyright information will be disqualified.

Yes, the template can be found on the competition brief and will be emailed to you once you register.

QT holds the intellectual property rights of winning designs only. QT reserves the right to publish all winning and non-winning entries and designs for marketing purposes only.

If your design has been selected as one of the winning designs and you have signed an agreement with Qatar Tourism then you will not be able to use the design for other purposes.

Winning designs will be used for commercial purposes only when the designer accepts the contest prize and signs the agreement. QT reserves the right to publish all winning and non-winning entries and designs for marketing purposes only.