SideQuesting’s Video Game Hot Rod Design Contest

What would Master Chief’s hot rod look like? and concept designer/automotive designer Dwayne Vance, of Future Elements, are announcing a new art & design contest for the hot rod fan in all of us!

Starting April 26th, artists and designers are encouraged to create a videogame- or futuristic-themed hot rod using whatever means they have.  Sketches, renderings, and models are all welcome, and will all be rated equally.

The contest brings together art, design, automobiles, and interactive entertainment.  What would a hot rod for Master Chief look like?  How about a hot rod for Final Fantasy?  The choice is yours, so be creative!

The overall winning entry receives a copy of Dwayne’s newest book, The Hot Rod Art Book: Masters of Chicken Scratch Volume 2, two signed limited edition prints, and a limited t-shirt.  Second and third place entries will receive limited-edition prints from the book.  All entries will be compiled in a gallery and featured on

Full rules & inspiration below, and please visit and support Dwayne’s book on!

Future Elements | Masters of Chicken Scratch | Our interview with Dwayne Vance

And, check out all the sets here: Set 1 | Set 2 | Set 3 | Set 4 | Set 5

Contest rules:

  • Contest starts Tuesday, April 26th.
  • Submissions due by Sunday night, May 22nd, at 11:59PM PDT
  • Winner announced on Thursday, May 26th
  • Format: JPEG, PNG, or TIFF file
  • Submit as many ideas as you’d like, as there is no limit
  • Send entries to:
  • Entries will be judged by Dwayne Vance and SideQuesting
  • First-place winner receives a copy of the Hot Rod Art Book: Masters of Chicken Scratch Volume 2, limited edition prints, and a limited t-shirt
  • Second and third place entries will receive a limited-edition print from the book
  • Open to all entrants, US & international
  • All qualifying submissions will be posted in a gallery.
  • Please see our official Contest Rules for more information.

Author: Dalibor Dimovski

Dali is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of SideQuesting, as well as the co-Founder of CarDesignFetish and the founder of MakLink. Dali is also a car designer, deejay, and introductory beer-brewer.

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