Design an eco race-suit!
Envision Virgin Racing invites kids to design eco-inspired race-suit for Formula E drivers
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Published: 25 January 2021
This Article was Written by: Katie Hill - My Green Pod
Sustainability focused Formula E team Envision Virgin Racing is today (25 January) launching a unique children’s competition with a once-in-a-lifetime prize.
Open to children under the age of 16, the contest challenges youngsters to create an environmentally inspired race-suit.
The winning design will be worn by the team’s drivers – Robin Frijns and Nick Cassidy – at an actual race later in the season.
Race Against Climate Change
The initiative is being run in conjunction with popular children’s illustrator Rob Biddulph (#DrawWithRob), National Geographic Kids and the UN’s global climate summit COP26 ‘Together for Our Planet’, with whom the team recently partnered.
It follows on from a competition last summer to design a nature-led car livery. The aim is to highlight to a younger audience the urgent need to tackle climate change.
Part of the team’s ‘Race Against Climate Change’ programme, the competition is looking to find the most creative eco-design.
The competition will run until 25 February – the eve of the opening rounds of the new Formula E season in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
‘This is such a great initiative by the team, especially with so many school children and parents in lockdown right now due to the ongoing pandemic.
‘It’s really important for us to use our platform to inspire the next generation to think more about climate change and hopefully this is a fun way to do it, although I have to say I’m a little anxious what Robin and I are going to be dressed in!’
Race driver who will be wearing the winning design
The team has linked up with award-winning illustrator #DrawWithRob to create a tutorial video on how to draw a race-suit before creating a bespoke design.
Judging the entries will be Peter Johnson, managing director of National Geographic Kids, and Envision Virgin Racing’s managing director Sylvain Filippi.
As well as having their design made and worn by the drivers, the winner will also receive a replica suit to keep for themselves – made by the team’s official supplier, OMP.
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