The 7th Automotive Innovation Contest focuses on innovation or inventions about motor vehicles regarding topics of saving energy. This includes alternative energy, safety or specific tasks such as disaster, agricultural traffic, medical surveys, civilized architecture. This contest is for students aged 15 - 25 years, studying in secondary education institutions, higher education, vocational and technical colleges.
The contest is divided into 3 rounds. In the first round, the committee will select the 10 concept worksheets for the best project to allow the project owner to create the work in the second round. The first selected project will receive 10,000 baht per team.
In the second round, the committee will then decide 5 possible projects that can be completed, with no less than 60 -70% of the project from the virtual model or the clay model innovation work and inventions. The project that has been selected will receive a second installment of 10,000 baht per team. The final decision of the project owner must prepare successful work to present to the Jury of the International Media Company Limited to determine the next winner.
The prizes include a total of 3 official prizes with scholarships valued up to 40,000 baht. There are also 2 honorable mention awards valued at 5,000 baht.
For more information visit the official website here.
This competition does not contain the number of applicants from previous years. However it is relatively competitive because there are only 3 officials prizes.
No specific technical skills required but perhaps broad knowledge in the automotive industry is necessary.
This event is a one off event per year.
The application process involves the following for each round:
Round 1: The design concept, project objectives, benefits.
Round 2: The design information, progress of work and time plan and their portfolio.