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Renault launches design competition to market new Twizy EV

Renault has announced the 10 shortlisted entries from a student design competition to tie in with the launch of the Twizy electric vehicle.

Students throughout the UK have visited to let their creative juices flow in the hope of scooping the top prize of £9,000 towards their university fees.
The shortlisted designs have been selected by a Renault-appointed judging panel of industry experts: Laurens Van Den Acker (Renault design chief), Thierry Sybord (managing director of Renault UK) and Quentin Willson (motoring journalist and TV personality).

The shortlisted designs, ranging from neon digital-graffiti to monochromatic jungle-inspired prints, were chosen by the judges for their originality, marketability and of course, overall style. Public votes are now being cast until March 30 via, which showcases the designs from each of the finalists. The winner and two runners up will be announced on April 16.

The full list of shortlisted finalists:

-Lauren Milton-McNally, aged 19 from Birmingham, studying Psychology at Birmingham City University

-Matthew Mallory, aged 20 from Hull, studying Graphic Design at Hull School of Art & Design

-Luca Bresolin, aged 23 from Milan, studying Art and Design at Birmingham City University

-Rachel Smith, aged 20 from Doncaster, studying Advertising and Media Relations at Huddersfield University

-Joe Murfin, aged 23 from Shropshire, studying Marketing Advertising and Media Relations at Birmingham City University

-Edward Arthur Fox, aged 22 from Leeds, studying Fine Art at University College London

-Tim Reading, aged 30 from Cheshire, studying Industrial Design at Hertfordshire University

-Laura Turnbull, aged 26 from Hawick, studying Graphic Design at Hertfordshire University (shortlisted for two designs)

-Emma Brown, aged 24 from Bristol, studying Graphic Design at University of West England

The Twizy is an all-electric vehicle car which is already available to preorder now priced from £6,690 plus £45 a month battery hire and will hit UK streets on April 13.

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