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Rolls-Royce Young Designer Competition

UK WINNER in the Worldwide Rolls-Royce Young Designer Competition.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Young Designer Competition,  invited children around the world to design their dream Rolls-Royce of the future.

In all the competition saw more than 5,000 entries submitted online by children in over 80 countries around the world.

Rolls-Royce is delighted to announce the UK winner which is the Rolls-Royce Bumblebee 5000, designed by 11-year-old Sofia.

Sofia’s design has been transformed into a beautiful digitally-rendered illustration by the Rolls‑Royce Bespoke Design Team. She will also enjoy a chauffeur-driven journey with her best friend in a Rolls-Royce to school. In addition Rolls-Royce is donating a complete Greenpower electric car kit to Sofia’s school, enabling its participation in future Greenpower motorsport events.

"This year has been challenging for many of us. New routines in place, new ways of doing things and we have been expected to adjust to all this new world. Here, it is when creativity and imagination come to take over. We must exploit them and sort of redo positively ourselves and our surroundings. We must learn to use every obstacle as a new opportunity and find the ‘silver lining’ in this pandemic.

In May, in the middle of lockdown, Ms Hall, our DT teacher sent a link for the Rolls Royce Young Designer Competition, we needed to draw not just “the nicest car”: we were challenged “to create amazing experiences that showed the freedom of our imagination, not hindered by physical, real-world constrains” in the words of Mr Müller-Ötvös, their Chief Executive Officer.

More than 5,000 entries were submitted online by children in 80 countries during Covid-19 lockdown. I was 11 years old at the time, went for it and did my best. I designed the Bumblebee 5000 inspired by my gardening years in primary school and my community. A few weeks ago, I was delighted to know that I became the UK WINNER in Worldwide Rolls-Royce Young Designer Competition.

SofiaUK WINNER in the Worldwide Rolls-Royce Young Designer Competition.

Rolls-Royce Motor cars is donating a complete Greenpower electric car kit to the school, enabling the SSSO students to participate in the future Greenpower motorsport events. Hopefully, this will inspire many of us in kick-starting careers in Science, Technology and Maths.


Mr Müller-Ötvös also said “The most important thing I’ve learned from this competition is that whatever our circumstances, we have the power to create amazing things, because our imagination is always free to fly”. I hope this will be a big lesson for all of us, that from any problem or difficulty we face, there is always something positive we can take or create."