Design a Car-nival MINI

Win a Trip to the MINI Plant

Budding young car designers of the future are invited to submit designs to celebrate 20 years of ‘new’ MINI car production at the Plant in Cowley and the Cowley Road Carnival. The winning design will win a trip to the MINI Plant for themselves and classmates.

Bullnose MINI in the procession 2018 photography by Kourosh Khorshidfar
Bullnose MINI in the procession 2018 photography by Kourosh Khorshidfar

Your Design

The competition is to design a CAR-nival celebration MINI using this year’s Cowley Road Carnival theme of ‘Mother Earth’.  The winning design will be imaginative big, bright, bold, and colourful. The judges will also be looking at how the car interprets the eco theme.  Entrants should use labels to explain their car’s features.

For example:

  • Mother Earth MINI: What special features on or in your MINI connect it with nature (e.g., grass roof, bug hotels, bird boxes, flowers).
  • Green Powered MINI: How would you power your MINI with renewable energy (e.g., wind, water, sun).

The Prize

The winner and their classmates will have a special tour of the MINI Plant which will feature sustainable projects.  This year, the electric MINI (pictured) was launched, and the next generation family of the car will meet future challenges of energy and the environment.

The new MINI Electric Collection limited edition model at MINI Plant Oxford
The new MINI Electric Collection limited edition model at MINI Plant Oxford

How to Enter

Designs must fit on one page no larger than A4 size and can be submitted electronically as pdf jpeg or png files to car-nival@cowleyroadworks.org or by post to Car-nival competition, Cowley Road Works, c/o Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford OX4 1RE by 30 June.

Remember to include your name, age and school year, address and contact details, and your school in with your entry. You can download a Car-nival competition entry form here

Entries will be judged by a panel from MINI Plant Oxford and Cowley Road Works and the winner will be announced on Cowley Road Carnival Day on 4 July.

Find out more about how to enter and Carnival@Home on 4 July on the website at www.cowleyroadworks.org