In the spirit of competition and the magnificent efforts by many talented artists, we are accepting entries until midnight, Tuesday, May 22. The deadline was extended a week, as we have had questions regarding the use of other software in addition to Adobe Illustrator.


1. Introduction

Join us in making history!  Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs (Winslow BMW) and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) have partnered to offer you a chance to create the ultimate art wrap to be highlighted on a BMW i8 Coupe and showcased as the official Pace Car of the Parade of Champions at the conclusion of the 96th Running of the Hill Climb. 

Here's your chance to enter the race without ever stepping in a race car!  

Inspired by the BMW Art Car collection and brand's racing history, we are pleased to offer WRAPsody, a Creative Car Art Competition.  For research purposes only, the BMW Art Car Collection can be found at http://www.artcar.bmwgroup.com/en/art-car/

Examples of BMW i8 art wraps can be viewed online.

For more information on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, go to http://ppihc.org/  To like or follow PPIHC social media pages, visit PPIHC Facebook or PPIHC Instagram.

Want to get up close with a BMW i8?  Visit the showroom at Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs, 5845 North Nevada Avenue, to view this Ultimate Driving Machine (subject to availability).

Now are you ready to make your mark?  Get set! GO!

2. Selection Committee 

  • All entries will be evaluated and judged by a distinguished selection committee from the automotive, motorsports, and arts/culture fields appointed by Winslow BMW.  The decision of the selection committee will be final. 
  • The final ten entries chosen by the selection committee will be available online for public vote.    

3. Entries:

  • Eligible entrants must be at least 21 years old.
  • The competition is open only to individuals and their exclusive designs.  Individuals who are a part of companies, educational institutions, organizations, etc., or to groups associated with such institutions, may submit independently of those entities.   
  • There is no fee to enter the contest.
  • This is an international competition.
  • Entrant must 'LIKE' or 'FOLLOW' Winslow BMW's Facebook or Instagram channels.
  • There is no limit on the number of entries from any one entrant; however, no entrant may be awarded more than one prize.
  • Submitted work must be the original work of the entrant and must not include, be based on, or derived from any pre-existing or third-party designs or copyrighted images.
  • An entry submission into this contest constitutes permission to use the winner's name, likeness, prize information, and information provided on the entry form for publicity purposes, without further permission or compensation. Winners agree to execute an affidavit of eligibility and publicity release.
  • Winslow BMW reserves the right to modify the winning design to better fit the needs of the initiative/art wrap requirements.
  • Winslow BMW reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or entry at its sole discretion.
  • All entries will become the sole property of Winslow BMW and may be displayed publicly on Winslow BMW websites, social media channels, advertising materials, etc.
  • Entrants who do not comply with the Official Rules will be rejected.

4. How to Enter:

To enter the Winslow BMW Creative Car Art Competition, eligible participants must:

  • Complete the Official Entry Form.
  • Create a full-vehicle art wrap, which includes the hood, rear, roof, passenger and driver sides to be duplicated on Winslow BMW's i8 Coupe. Click here for the downloadable i8 template along with these Official Rules.
  • We will accept the following file formats: .eps, .svg, and .ai. A true vector format is required. Please preserve layer integrity.  (Adobe Illustrator preferred, but not required.)

    Here is a list of options that entrants may use to create some vector graphics for the WRAPsody contest.  There are a few good free options for those who would like to just try out vector design or who don't plan to continue using the software
Gravit Designer
Windows/Mac/Linux/Online version
Download from https://designer.io/

Download from https://inkscape.org
    Download from https://vectr.com/
      Free 15-day trial for full suite
      Windows Only
      Download fee trial from https://www.coreldraw.com/en/fee-trials/?topNav=en
      Purchase Home edition from https://www.coreldraw.com/en/product/graphic-design-software/?topNav=en
      Purchase Full Suite from https://www.corelcraw.com/en/product/home-student/?topNav=e
      • Email your official entry form to:  wrapsody@autofilmsolutions.com  
      • When ready to submit your design, rename the template file to your first and last name, so it can be matched up with your entry form.  Upload your i8 WRAPsody design to https://www.dropbox.com/request/P5BFIo0b2yLOtzXedjPH by midnight (12 am MST) Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  All entries will be reviewed and approved via email.  Early entries are encouraged to give time for format revisions, if needed.
      • Winslow BMW is not responsible for entries lost in email.
      • Participation constitutes the entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules.    
      • The winner will be announced on Facebook and Instagram Friday, June 22, 2018.

      5. Selection Criteria

      A selection committee comprised of distinguished individuals in the automotive, motorsports, as well as, arts and culture fields, will evaluate entries based on the following criteria (although other criteria may be considered):

      • Relevance - Does the entry align with a theme of the Creative Car Art Wrap Competition?
      • Content - Does it represent one or more of the following elements: The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, also known as The Race to the Clouds, or BMW's racing heritage and the brand's cultural commitment focusing on contemporary and modern art?
      • Originality - Does the composition exhibit original design, creativity, and imagination?
      • Aesthetic Quality - Does the submission command attention? Does it display visual balance and color coordination? Do all the elements work together to create a unified and appealing design?

      The selection committee and/or Winslow BMW reserves the right not to select a winner, if in its sole discretion, no suitable entries are received.

      6. Prize:

      • The first-place winner will receive a $2500 cash prize, plus a $2500 scholarship to an accredited institution or contribution made in the winner's name to a registered Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  In addition, this winning design will be applied as a full-vehicle wrap on a BMW i8 Coupe. 
      • The second-place winner will receive a $1500 cash prize, plus a $1500 scholarship to an accredited institution or contribution made in the winner's name to a registered Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
      • The third-place winner will receive a $1000 cash prize, plus a $1000 scholarship to an accredited institution or contribution made in the winner's name to a registered Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
      • The winner of the Public Vote will receive a two-day BMW Performance Driving School experience at the Thermal, California, BMW Performance Center West. 
      • The wrapped BMW i8 will be displayed in the dealership's showroom and at special events.
      • The winner will be required to sign a contract assigning all ownership of the art wrap design to Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs.
      • The winning entry will be registered as a Winslow BMW Trademark, and the entrant agrees to transfer all rights and titles to Winslow BMW in accordance with the Official Rules of this competition.
      • The winner shall be responsible for the payment of any and all state or federal taxes on the prize, if applicable.
      By participating in the competition, the entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements and all decision by Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs.  By participating in the competition, the entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Winslow BMW and its officers, agents, affiliates, contractors, contributors, subsidiaries, and distributors from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind, including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury, and/or death arising out of his/her (1) breach of any representation, warranty, or covenant in these Official Rules; or (2) participation in the competition; or (3) acceptance and/or use or misuse of any prize in connection with the competition; or (4) any third party claim relating to any rights in any design submitted.