Mumbai, 11th October, 2021.

SKODA AUTO India has announced the winner of the Camouflage design contest after receiving an overwhelming response from the budding Indian designers. Shreyas Karambelkar from Badlapur, Maharashtra has been awarded with the winner’s title by the esteemed jury. Shreyas  will travel to Prague to meet the Head of Design, SKODA AUTO a.s. Mr. Oliver Stefani, at the SKODA headquarters. In addition, the winning design will be applied on the testing prototype of the upcoming SKODA SLAVIA midsize premium sedan, under the India 2.0 project.

Ben Stewart from Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu has been chosen as the runner – up and wins a design tablet. The other three finalists will be awarded SKODA gift bags. This unique design contest was announced in August wherein the participants were asked to submit a design ofa camouflage for SKODA AUTO’s upcoming mid-size premium sedan in India. More than 200 entries were received from across India for the contest which was open till 18thAugust 2021.Before announcing the winner, the top five shortlisted designs were passed through the production, durability, and applicability processes.

Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director – SKODA AUTO India, said, “We at SKODA AUTO India congratulate Shreyas Karambelkar for winning the “Camouflage with SKODA” contest. His design reflected a homogenous blend of Indian and Czech art cultures. We want to congratulate the runners-up for putting up a healthy competition, and the designs submitted  kept the jury contemplating for a long time. We would also like to thank all the participants for coming forward and making the contest a success.”

The concept of Shreyas winning design is a mixture of Indian motifs – the Peacock and Lotus, Czech glass art, and Cubism. The colors used in the design are warm and represent the Indian culture.

The concept of Ben’s winning design isinspired by the simplicity of basic regular shapes, themed over the contrasting SKODA colour palette.

The contest was judged by Mr. Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director – SAVWIPL, Mr. Zac Hollis, Brand Director – SKODA AUTO India and Mr. Oliver Stefani, Head of Design – SKODA AUTO a.s. The evaluation process spanned across various criteria, which were led by creative and technical expertise. Each design was judged for its innovation, aesthetics, functionality, ergonomics, impact, utility and the emotional quotient. The contest was open to any individual above 18 years of ageand was extended to design studios, companies, universities, design students and design professionals.

Details of the finalists:

Sr.noShort Listed winner namesStatusCity, Sate
1Mr. Shreyas KarambelkarWinnerBadlapur, Maharashtra
2Mr. Ben StewartRunner – upTirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
3Mr. RijuKarunakaranFinalistBengaluru, Karnataka
4Mr. Rohit BhandwalkarFinalistPune, Maharashtra
5Mr. Prateek SethiFinalistPune, Maharashtra