COMPETITION

#7 CDA Design Competition: Designing “The 1-seater super compact EV”

The 7th annual CDA Competition was held. The theme for the competition was “Designing the 1-seater super compact EV.” CDA instructor, Mr. Yamashita who is a world renowned car designer for designing the Nissan Z32 Fairlady and R34Skyline judged all works submitted by students. We had received wide variety of ideas from students, ranging from a car would best suit the individual’s need to high publicity and a fling car.

#6 CDA Design Comeptition: “An ambulance that will serve your city ten years from now

The 6th annual CDA Competition was held. Only CDA students are eligible to participate in this competition. The theme for the competition was “Designing an ambulance that will serve your city ten years from now.” CDA instructor, Mr. Yamashita who is a world renowned car designer for designing the Nissan Z32 Fairlady and R34Skyline judged all works submitted by students. The students presented attractive ideas and designs at this competition.

Announcing The Winner of INSTAGRAM CONTEST 2017! Vol.1

We, Car Design Academy ran the Instagram based competition; #cardesignacademy_competition, making it the great place to learn, a great opportunity to meet the people who share their passion about car design! The competition has attracted entries from all over the world with a prize of Car Designer Starters Pack (worth $300) for winners, and had been accepted the entries over approximately one month. Finally, it was closed to receive all of the submissions for the competition through the Instagram on May 7th, 2017. More than 90 works have come up for the contest. We truly appreciate your interests and participation. Today, it is our great honor to announce the winners of the #cardesignacademy_competition.  Congratulations to…

#5 Award announcement 「Designing a Car by Using a Motif (Theme) Not Related to Cars 」

Hello, everyone! The #5 CDA Design Competition  was held in the end of December, with a theme “Designing a Car by Using a Motif (Theme) Not Related to Cars . “    CDA  Design Competition is an arena where all existing and graduate CDA students will compete under one Design Concept to propose his or her ideas. Evaluation Criteria are “Design Originality”, “Design Attractiveness”, and “Sketch Skills.” Evaluaters are 3 CDA instructors. Mr. Yamashita who designed Nissan FairLady Z is responsible for Design Competition program. If you are interested to see the #4 competition results, please take a look for the link below. A theme for Mar. was ““Design the future Kei…

Results from the Ultimate Car Design Battle 2016 (With all 38 Sketches included from each round)

The well-received “ULTIMATE CAR DESIGN BATTLE” that gained a lot of fame and attention last summer was held again on August 28st 2016 as the “ULTIMATE CAR DESIGN BATTLE 2016.” As this was the 2nd official holding of the event, we had entries from many students studying transportation design as well as full time professional workers from all over Japan. We would like to take this time to deliver you the battle details of the 26 competitors who survived the hard fought-out preliminaries!    *The rules for the ULTIMATE CAR DESIGN BATTLE are very simple. One round is competed by a time limit of 30min. A sketch battle fought out…

#4 Award announcement | Theme / Design the future Kei Car for 2020

Hello, everyone! Car Design Academy, in collaboration with DAIHATSU launches, #4 CDA Design Competition.  The #4 CDA Design Competition  was held in the end of March, with a theme “Design the future Kei Car for 2020. “    CDA  Design Competition is an arena where all existing and graduate CDA students will compete under one Design Concept to propose his or her ideas. Evaluation Criteria are “Design Originality”, “Design Attractiveness”, and “Sketch Skills.” Evaluaters are 3 CDA instructors. Mr. Yamashita who designed Nissan FairLady Z is responsible for Design Competition program. If you are interested to see the #3 competition results, please take a look for the link below. A theme for…

#3 Award announcement | Theme / Long Distance Bus in 2020

Hello, everyone! Car Design Academy’s #3 Monthly Design Competition theme was held in the end of November, ” Long Distance Bus in 2020.”    Total 43 students have participated this time. (27 Japanese students and 16 global students), and more than 50 works have come up for the contest. Every one has squeezed a various interesting idea. CDA Monthly Design Competition is an arena where all existing and graduate CDA students will compete under one Design Concept to propose his or her ideas. Evaluation Criteria are “Design Originality”, “Design Attractiveness”, and “Sketch Skills.” Evaluaters are 3 CDA instructors. Mr. Yamashita who designed Nissan FairLady Z is responsible for Design Competition program. If…

#2 Award announcement | Theme / Compact car in Mumbai, India 2018

Hello, everyone! Car Design Academy’s #2 Monthly Design Competition evaluation was held in the end of September, “ A Compact Car in Mumbai, India, 2018.”   This time 30 Japanese program students and  16 English Program students participated. Every one has squeezed a various interesting idea. CDA Monthly Design Competition is an arena where all existing and graduate CDA students will compete under one Design Concept to propose his or her ideas. Evaluation Criteria are “Design Originality”, “Design Attractiveness”, and “Sketch Skills.” Evaluaters are 3 CDA instructors. Mr. Yamashita who designed Nissan FairLady Z is responsible for Design Competition program. If you are interested to see the #1 competition results, please take a look…

Ultimate Car Design Battle 2015 in Tokyo

Hello! This is Car Design Academy. Please watch this video first! I am convinced that you can share the excitement of the event! Thanks to all participants passion, sponsers, and staff effort, Tokyo Ultimate Car Design Battle was successfully held. I am amazed that over 100 people had gathered in this event in the hottest night in August! The first ever Ultimate Car Design Battle took place in Tokyo on August 2nd. It was organized by Car Design Academy. Our CEO, Yu Nakasone was convinced of the success of having this event at Nakameguro where one of the hottest trendy spot in Tokyo, and avant-grade café where this event was held. The battle brought 22 participants to…

[You can see Prize List & Digest Movie] CDA Design Competition

Hello, everyone! Car Design Academy launched a new program, a Monthly Design Competition. Any of students, either Japanese program, or English Program can participate. The first competition was held in July. Our new instructor, Yamashita-san, who designed Nissan Fair Lady Z  has chosen a Design Theme. A theme for July was “Crossover/SUV for Tokyo, which will debut in 2018” (See more information about Mr. Yamashita, click here). Born in 1949 in Fukuoka City, Japan. Joined Nissan Motor Co. as a car designer in 1968. His first work in Nissan was second generation of Violet. After he involved several other Nissan models, he was mandated to manage major Nissan flagship models such…

Car Design Academy Student Received Award from Microsoft

Hi! This is Car Design Academy. We are very happy to inform you that on of our student from India, Kaustubh Adhav, was awarded by Microsoft. Kaustubh just returned to US for reception of MS award. He won the contest of MS Windows 10 Insider Program. See the event detail, click here.Microsoft is offering a trip to its Redmond headquarters for 10 Windows Insider members And this is his entry work for the contest. At this occasion, we would like to share his interview article by MS, which was done before he won the contest, and you will find two fascinating videos. In the videos, he has come up for…

Media listing : Tipo 「CAR SKETCH COMPETITION 2014 Tipo Cup」

Tipo  is a monthly car journal magazine for a lover of cars. Tipo took up our project 「CAR SKETCH COMPETITION 2014 Tipo Cup」.  

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