The Car Design Award, for many years the most coveted award in car design, is back. Established in 1984 by Fulvio Cinti, founder of Auto & Design and its editor for more than 30 years, the award was an annual event supported by the City of Turin and the Region of Piedmont until the last edition in 1998.
2016 will see its return with the award-giving ceremony taking place against the backdrop of Parco Valentino, an event that has brought the motor show back to Turin with an original formula that includes great public as well as professional involvement.
As in the original edition, the Car Design Award will be assigned by an international jury (about ten members of different nationality, journalists and writers from the trade press, including Auto & Design) and will reward design teams that have authored two significant projects, one for production cars and one for concepts, presented in the 12 months prior to the vote, namely from 1 April to 31 March of the year of the award. Alongside these two “traditional” categories a third prize will be awarded to the design team that has most successfully developed its brand image and product range.
The composition of the jury, voting dates and sponsors will be announced shortly, while the award ceremony will take place between 8 and 12 June 2016, the official dates of Parco Valentino.