Rizoma USA Announces the "Rizoma Challenge 2019" Digital Design Contest
US design professionals and students are being invited to create innovative concept motorcycles and product designs by Rizoma USA.
The #RizomaChallenge is looking for designers, engineers, and students to "create the future of motorcycling" by holding an online competition for two separate contest categories; a digitally rendered concept/custom motorcycle, and an aftermarket motorcycle product or accessory.
Winners of both classes are each awarded $5,000 worth of product prizes from their pick of Rizoma products, REV’IT! riding apparel, and NEXX helmets, including the new Rizoma Metropolitan Bike. US students currently enrolled in design programs can also submit entries in either class, for the chance to win a six-month design internship at the Rizoma R&D lab just outside of Milan, Italy.
"We are committed to supporting innovation and outstanding design in the motorcycle industry," said Paolo Bacchiarello, director of Rizoma USA. "This competition presents a new opportunity for both professional non-endemic designers, and burgeoning student talents in the United States to showcase their work at an international level."
Winners will be selected by a combination of public vote and by a panel of judges comprised of esteemed designers, industry pioneers, and educators. Motorcycle design legend Miguel Galluzzi, ArtCenter educator and bike builder Alex Earle, a Pratt Institute transportation design professor, and the CEO of Rizoma Italy are on the voting board, among others.
The submission period opened on April 15 2019, and ends June 30 2019. The public voting period begins on July 8 and ends on July 22, when a drawing will award a random voter a $500 Rizoma REV’IT! NEXX product voucher.