Design an AirAsia Plane to Win a Trip to Airbus HQ
Here's another chance to haul out those giant markers and brush up on your airplane designing skills. The scarlet low-cost airline, AirAsia, is giving fans a chance to paint one of seven new aircraft. And while it's super cool to be able to walk through an airport and say, "see that plane, I designed that!," the grand prize is even better than just having your art taking to the skies.
The Asian LCC is calling on its most creative passengers to come up with a new livery for its newest Airbus A330s. Each of the seven birds are already named and the paint job should reflect that theme, but with names like XKLusive, Xiao Long Bao, Xeoul Mate, Xiaolin Spirit, Xcintillating PhoeniX, Harmonious DiverXity, Xakura Blossom, the creativity will be free flowing. The winner of the best livery will not only have their design on the side of a plane, but be flown to the Airbus factory in France to see where these babies are born.
If you think you have what it takes, head to the AirAsia Facebook page and give them a thumbs-up (like it), follow them on Twitter and read their blog, then start thinking of the best way to paint the widebody. Artists will need to be mindful of the total plane, considering the front, top, bottom, left and right sides. Downloading your preferred format from the blog will make the creative process way easier.
The contest promptly closes at midnight in Malaysia on September 12, giving you time to draft a few pieces of your best work and ask your friends what they think. If you miss winning the top prize, the runner-up prize isn't too shabby either; a trip for 2 on any long-haul destination from Kuala Lumpur. You'll just need to get yourself to anywhere the airline flies, but that's kind of fun too. Happy drawing!
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