Performance and personalization enthusiasts, start your engines — Chevrolet is in gear for the 2021 SEMA Show, where it will present the Chevy SEMA Design Awards.
More than a dozen personalized, concept and performance-enhanced production cars, trucks and SUVs will share the floor with the brand’s latest accessories, performance parts and crate engines, between November 2 and 5, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Chevrolet’s presence at the premier expo of high performance and high style also includes the prestigious Chevy SEMA Design Awards. The awards are presented to builders for outstanding and innovative visions of Chevy vehicles.
“The SEMA Show has always been an important event for the Chevrolet team to show off our vehicles with our latest accessories and performance parts — including compelling concepts that are sure to spark enthusiasts’ imaginations,” stated Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance and Motorsports. “Our designers are eager to evaluate all the great Chevys at the show and recognize the best with the Chevrolet SEMA Design Awards.”
A recognition for elite builders
The Chevy SEMA Design Awards recognize elite builders who showcase the most outstanding combinations of innovation, creativity, personalization and performance in their vehicle and product designs. In addition to builders’ submissions, GM designers tour the SEMA displays to identify the best project vehicle builds.
Assessed and selected by Chevy designers, the 2021 Chevy SEMA Design Awards have four categories:
- Chevy SEMA Car of the Year
- Chevy SEMA Truck of the Year
- Innovative Use of Technology
- Designer’s Choice
“It’s always inspiring to be at SEMA where we see many of the country’s top builders take our Chevy products and turn them into personal statements,” said Phil Zak, executive design director, Chevrolet. “The creativity and craftsmanship displayed in these vehicles is outstanding. Chevrolet’s SEMA Design Awards are our way to recognize the ingenuity, invested time and passion that these builders have for Chevrolet, and it’s a pleasure to award their accomplishments and hear their stories.”
Criteria for award eligibility for the Chevy Design Awards
Entry qualifications include, but are not limited to, preserving the Chevrolet bowtie emblem on the front of the vehicle, along with propulsion from a Chevy gas or diesel engine. GM electric or non-competitive electric powertrains are also eligible. Additionally, participants must submit in-progress photos or renderings of their vehicle, along with photos of the completed build.