Extreme E, the new electric off-road racing series, is launching a challenge for fans and schoolchildren local to the scheduled race locations to design the trophy that will be awarded at events when it goes racing next year.
Fans are invited to submit their designs for the Season 1 race trophy, which will be judged based on the following criteria:
- Circular economy
- The Extreme E factor; is the design impactful and does it evoke emotion?
So far, Andretti United driver Catie Munnings is confirmed to judge, and the rest of the panel will be announced in the coming weeks.
In addition, schools local to the races will be invited to join the challenge. Extreme E will equip them with a ‘toolkit’ of all the items they need to design the trophy, and the winner of each category will receive a replica.
Race winners will also receive a wreath which will be created by a school local to the race. Ahead of the track action getting underway, drivers will visit the local school and provide a design toolkit so pupils can create the wreaths together using flowers already collected. This will also provide an opportunity for Extreme E to educate locals on the championship and Legacy Programme.
Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Extreme E, said: “All the Extreme E drivers are racing to win, and the trophy is such an important part of that. It is a memento of achievement for the champions of our races.
“Our Trophy contest provides a real opportunity for us to engage fans as well as schools local to our races. As with everything we do at Extreme E, we are looking to make an impact and inspire change, which is why it is so important to get as many people on-board with the championship as possible – from fans all over the world to the communities in which we will race. I’m really looking forward to seeing the designs and eventually presenting this special trophy to our race winner.”
In line with the championship’s environmental message and goals, trophies will be made from a variety of recycled materials such as plastic collected by the ‘floating paddock’ ship, the St. Helena or beach cleans, as well as other biodegradable resources.
Trophy designs can be submitted here – deadline for entries is 31 December 2020.
To learn more about Extreme E, visit - www.Extreme-E.com