Scion emerged on the automotive scene as a division of Toyota in 2003 and immediately began grabbing attention as being something unique in the automotive world. They offered cars at extremely affordable prices but with a unique style to them and an unprecedented amount of customizable options direct form the factory. Over the last 4 years they have expanded on this and treat their vehicles like rolling works of art adding more and more ways for you to modify them without breaking your bank account.
In addition to their innovative approach to the automobile they have also embraced the artistic community with projects such as the Scion Installation and Scion Space. It is safe to say there is no other car manufacturer like them, and we are proud to bring you this amazing contest!
Skin a Scion
Well, this is the easy part for a bunch of artists eager to demonstrate their creative skills. Down below you will see that Scion has provided us with templates and stock photo resources of the 5 models to work from.
Now, the task at hand is to choose one of the vehicles and either by using the supplied images themselves, or using them as visual inspiration, give that specific vehicle one hell of a paint job, a new skin that reflects what you do as an artist... what you think would look massive on a car. You can set it in a scene of your choosing, whether it is an urban environment, downtown Tokyo, the moon or Atlantis. This is all about you, their car and your imagination.
There are no restrictions on what format or style you use in your submission as long as you can submit it to deviantART in a digital format via the deviantART submission process. The format and style of the submission can range from fully traditional to fully digital or anything in between as long as the subject matter is you splashing a new skin on one of the 5 models of Scion vehicles.
Please submit your entries here in our Skin a Scion contest category!
To browse the current submissions please go to:
This is a Winner Take All! contest; only one prize will be awarded. So, make each entry count as there will be no runner up prizes!
US entrants are eligible to win the Scion model used in the winning submission (xB, NG xB, xD, xA or tC subject to availability of the model at time of contest closing; see full rules for more details) or the cash equivalent of the model used in the winning submission. Cash equivalent is based on the cost of the vehicle coming factory direct with no additional customization - approximately $15,000 US.
Non US entrants, while not eligible to win the car due to limitations in distribution, are eligible to win the cash equivalent of the model used in the winning submission. This amount will be approximately $15,000 US.
Entrants must be aged 18 or older to qualify for the prize (or be able to produce parental or guardian approval) and able to provide proof of age via a fax of their Drivers License or ID card.
To be eligible to win the car, you must be a US resident. Non US residents will win the cash equivalent of the vehicle model used in the winning submission. If the winning entrant is a US resident, that individual will also have the option of choosing the cash equivalent of the vehicle model used in the winning submission instead of the vehicle.
If the winner chooses the vehicle, the vehicle model will be the base version. It will come factory direct and contain no special modifications. All winners will be responsible for any applicable taxes irrespective of which prize they choose.
You may enter as many times as you like.
For official rules, please click here.
Provided here are several templates and stock photo resources of the 5 models to work from. Feel free to use some, one, all or none of these in your finished piece of work!
Full-time deviantART staff will select the top 100 or 5% of entries (whichever is greater) based on the following criteria; individual expression, creative approach and technical proficiency. These select submissions will then be presented to an independent juror's panel for final review and selection of the winning submission. The panel will select the top 5 submissions ranked in order of their preference. The jurors panel is comprised of artists from a leading game and visual arts studio, Naughty Dog Studios, and Blur Studios. In the event the winning submissions is found to be ineligible, the next ranked submission in order will be declared the winner.
5 PM PST August 7, 2007
Entries submitted after the deadline will not be considered.