Budding young designers are being invited to create an environmental-themed wrap for an electric van – with the winning design to be unveiled at the MotoFest Coventry festival.
The competition is being launched by E.ON Drive, in partnership with MotoFest Coventry, and will offer pupils from schools in the Coventry and Warwickshire region the opportunity to create a new design for one of E.ON Drive’s electric van fleet.
There will be four age categories for the van wrap design competition – Key Stage 1 (yrs 1-2), Key Stage 2 (yrs 3-6), Key Stage 3 (yrs 7-9), Key Stage 4 (yrs 10-11) – with individual prizes, including goody bags, on offer for each competition category winner.
The overall winner, chosen from the four category winners, will have their design wrapped onto the van and unveiled at the E.ON Drive exhibition stand at the MotoFest Coventry festival weekend on 3 and 4 June, 2023. There will also be a prize-giving ceremony for the four individual winners, including a photo with the special guest Veloce Racing driver, and the presentation of a model of the van with its new wrap design to the overall winner.
As part of the competition launch activity, an E.ON Drive van design template – featuring a 360-degree representation of the van – will be given to the participating schools to hand out to pupils to use for the individual competition entries.
The overall competition theme is based around the environment, nature and sustainability, with the winning designs to be judged on how well they reflect these core competition themes.
Alongside the core competition themes, the design should also feature electric vehicles or sustainable forms of transport, use realistic imagery rather than abstract concepts or designs and utilise bright and vibrant colour schemes.
All entries will need to be submitted by April 14, after which they will be judged at the end of April by the competition panel comprising; Mark Daniels, Director of Commercial, Strategy and Lighting, E.ON Drive, Philip Wallace, Head of City Energy Transformation, E.ON UK, James Noble, MotoFest Coventry Festival Director, Colin Knight, Coventry City Council’s Director of Transportation and Highways.
Following the judging panel’s decision, the four category winners and the overall winner will be notified and invited to attend the unveiling ceremony at the MotoFest Coventry Weekend.
Mark Daniels, Director of Commercial, Strategy and Lighting, said: “We’re delighted to be part of MotoFest Coventry and see this competition as a fun and creative way of engaging local children in the exciting topic of future mobility.
“E.ON is passionate about engaging the next generation in our journey to a lower carbon future and this is a great opportunity to complement our existing schools’ programme and clean air campaigns.
“It’s incredible to think that some of our competition entrants might be the first generation to have only ever driven electric vehicles and who knows we might just inspire some of them to become our next intake of sustainable apprentices, engineers, installers and designers.”
James Noble, MotoFest Coventry Festival Director, said: “It’s a privilege to support E.ON Drive, our new event partner, with the van design wrap competition.
“It’s an incredible opportunity for school pupils to create an environmentally themed van wrap design that will not only be showcased at MotoFest Coventry but continue to be seen throughout its service as one of E.ON Drive’s fully sustainable fleet of electric vans.
“We look forward to seeing the creativity and imagination of Coventry and Warwickshire pupils produce a captivating and memorable design that wows both the MotoFest audience and the Coventry and Warwickshire public, following on from the festival weekend.”
Councillor Jim O’Boyle, cabinet member for jobs, regeneration and climate change said: “With plans for Coventry Very Light Rail, a gigafactory and more on street change points than any city outside London, Coventry is really driving the green industrial revolution.
“Our ambition though is matched by the young people who live and study here – and for them green jobs and a green future are vital.
“I hope we will see some fine designs for E.ON’s electric vehicle and fantastic that it will be on show for all to see at the future technology zone at Motofest Coventry.”
E.ON Drive, in partnership with MotoFest Coventry, will see this year’s event showcase the latest in advanced automotive, future and electric vehicle (EV) technology. This includes a significant future technology focus, with a showcase of the latest alternatively fueled vehicles, electric cars and advanced automotive technology.
The new future technology zone, based in the main Greyfriars Green festival site, will see exhibitors committed to showcasing the latest electric vehicles and motorcycles. Many of those two and four-wheeled exhibits will also take part in dynamic displays on the main sprint circuit and the motorsport and drift arenas.
E.ON Drive provides an end-to-end electric vehicle charging service for customers. It is part of energy supply and solutions provider E.ON, which has its UK headquarters in Coventry. E.ON Drive becomes the lead brand partner for MotoFest Coventry, with a series of initiatives, promotions, competitions and events launching on the run-up to and taking place across the festival weekend on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June.
E.ON Drive provides electric vehicle charging solutions to customers at home, at work and on the go. This includes the supply and installation of a range of electric vehicle chargers – fast, rapid and ultra-fast – all of which can be accessed via mobile app, RFID card or on a pay-as-you-go basis.
MotoFest Coventry is a two-day festival dedicated to the city of Coventry’s motoring heritage, taking place on Saturday 3 June and Sunday 4 June. It will feature a unique blend of racing demonstrations, static displays, live music and anything else with a connection to Coventry, transport and the city’s motoring heritage.
For more details about MotoFest Coventry, visit https://www.coventrymotofest.com/
To enter the competition, visit https://www.coventrymotofest.com/van-wrap-competition/