On 15 May 2019 we started a one of a kind contest for every aviation enthusiast. Something many of you have always dreamed of: designing the exterior paint scheme of an aircraft.
At Diamond Aircraft we like to call ourselves a family. Family, for us, means to not only share goals and values or to have long-term commitments to one another, but to also listen closely and talk openly to each other. As everyone is super excited about our soon to come DA50, we wanted to give our #DiamondAircraftFamily the chance to engage even closer with us and were calling for your exterior paint scheme design proposals for our next DA50 demonstrator.
Over a period of three months, we went through different stages – from happy to nervous and impatient. We could hardly wait for the 14 August to come, the day of the submission deadline. Well, and what can we say? We are overwhelmed how well our competition was received by all of you. You send us an unbelievable number of well thought out designs - 25 in total. From bird’s and racing designs to embracing the Diamond jewel theme. Some even accompanied with the story and intension behind the designs, that made us speechless.
Given that, it was not easy at all to choose the winners, but our jury, headed by our Chief Spirit Officer, the one and only #DiamondAircraftDog, Tito, is thrilled to announce the winners:
- 1st place goes to Kirk Smith. He will have his design proposal implemented on our next DA50 demonstrator and in addition to that will receive a sightseeing flight and his +1 in a Diamond Aircraft in Austria.
- 2nd place goes to Christian Jacobs, who will get a 1:32 DA50 model with his exterior design.
- 3rd place goes to Michel Minne. He will soon receive a high-quality Diamond Goodie Bag.
Congratulations to all of you! To express our gratitude about the many design ideas once more, we decided to give the 22 contestants, who didn’t make it under the Top 3 – it really was a tough decision - a small gift bag as well.
The production phase of the winning design for our DA50 demonstrator will begin shortly. So, make sure you stay tuned to be the first to see some sneak previews by following us on Facebook and Instagram.
We would like to thank each and everyone from the bottom of our hearts for participating in our DA50 Exterior Design Competition. We greatly appreciate the time and creativity you have invested in this contest and we could not be happier to consider you a part of this family.