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YouRail design contest – Bombardier

The contest is about the creation of new and innovative interior designs for trains. Questions like how a modern train interior should look like and what kind of innovative features should be integrated need to be solved. Thereby it is irrelevant if participants have great experience in interior design or not, the contest is addressed to professionals, students, hobby designers and everyone who is interested into the topic. Thereby the designs can be submitted drawn freehand or computer generated, by using the configuration tool or just by explaining the interior idea.

Bombardier is a global transportation company, present in more than 60 countries on five continents.

Participants may either design a seat upholstery with the configuration tool or freely create an interior design to the following three topics:

  1. The Leisure Passenger
    The target group of this interior are families and passengers on their way to leisure. They enjoy the services on board and travelling implies some kind of experience for them
  2. The Business Traveler
    The design is addressed to passengers on their way to work or back at home and may represent some kind of office space with all necessary elements of a work environment.
  3. The Everyday Passenger
    The design shall attract passengers to use public transport and give them a feeling of comfort and being at home.

Let the following TAG words inspire you: communication – electricity – digital – community – sustainability – flair – sensory Experience – individual – Internet – kids – comfort – stay connected – animals – transportation – moving – living room – eating – music – trends – fashion – global – culture – business – services – sports – clean – subway – long-distance – station


Create an innovative interior design for trains. You may enter your freely created design with the help of an easy-to-use submission toolkit or you can use a configuration tool for your personal vision of the upholstery of a seat.


Participants of the contest can win valuable prizes. The jury determines the final winners for freely created and configured designs.

The members with the three best freely created designs amongst all three topics win monetary prizes. The members with the three best configured designs also win monetary prizes. The members with the 4th to the 10th best freely created designs win netbooks.

The winning design will be built as a prototype and will be exposed on the InnoTrans 2010 in Berlin! Besides, the designer of that winning design will be invited by Bombardier to visit the InnoTrans 2010 In addition, the most active member as well as the best freely created and configured designs according to the community evaluation are rewarded with a netbook, too. Finally, one idea will also win a netbook (and a signature book about Bombardier) by the “president’s pick” where the jury select the most unconventional idea.

The prizes for the best designs are:

Best freely created designs overall (amongst all topics):

  • 1st prize: 2.000 €
  • 2nd prize: 1.500 €
  • 3rd prize: 1.000 €
  • 4th-10th: Netbook

Best configured design:

  • 1st prize: 600 €
  • 2nd prize: 400 €
  • 3rd prize: 200 €

More information about prizes

How to enter?

In order to participate in the contest, you have to register. As a registered user you can contribute your designs and become a candidate for the prizes and also read, evaluate and comment on other designs.