Guwahati News Desk: The oldest retro motorcycle brand Royal Enfield in continuous production has concluded the second edition of its designing platform ArtofMotorcycling.
The creative platform was launched in 2020 to fuel creativity amongst the artists, creators and motorcycling enthusiasts by bringing out their love for motorcycling. With more than 15 thousand registrations, a 50 per cent jump from the first year, the brand has seen phenomenal traction towards the initiative. The winners have been hand-picked by the renowned jury members- Leading fashion designers Shantanu and Nikhil, Celebrated Illustrator Vimal Chandran and Ace Photographer Bobby Joshi and Royal Enfield’s community.
This year’s top three winners are Harsh Namdeo from Madhya Pradesh, Ekant Singh from Noida and Gautam Gajbar of Mumbai, and have won a fabulous opportunity to co-create a capsule range with Royal Enfield. Also, the next 3 winners bagged an opportunity to intern with Royal Enfield design teams.
Prashant Singh of New Delhi, Abhirath NC of Kerala and Prathamesh Rumaji Shedge of Mumbai. Abhirath and Prathamesh also won the rider’s choice award, chosen through a poll conducted on the brand’s Instagram page, Royal Enfield. The contest ended in a tie between the two, with Royal Enfield announcing 2 winners.
Speaking about the campaign, Mr. Puneet Sood, National Business Head North and West India, Nepal, Bhutan & Global Head Apparel Business said, “As a brand, Royal Enfield has always stood for self-expression. Our motorcycles have been the perfect canvas for customisation.
The genesis of #ArtOfMotorcycling was to celebrate the ethos of exploration and motorcycling through the lens of art.
Like the first season we have received an awe-inspiring response to this season as well, with more than 15 thousand registrations. We are very excited to note that 8 out of every 10 participants were non-Royal Enfield owners and majority participation came from small towns. The platform through the medium of art and motorcycling has indeed resulted in bringing together diverse communities, cutting across barriers like age, profession and geography.”
Royal Enfield conceptualised this campaign to provide creators a platform to express their love for motorcycling through creative illustrations. This year’s winners will also get access to exciting learning and collaboration opportunities at Royal Enfield in addition to having their designs featured on Royal Enfield merchandise. Royal Enfield has always engaged with artists over the years and supported art projects, celebrating the ethos of exploration and motorcycling through the lens of various art forms. Some of the past initiatives were Chifumi’s Art Tour 2016, Ronny Sen’s Highway Star 2017, Tank Project 2017, projects at Wheels & Waves 2017, Aid of Asia’s endangered elephants 2018 and many more.
There are close to 10000 posts on #ArtofMotorcing with creativity reigning free and spectacular designs coming in from across the country. The 2 month long campaign has brought together a diverse audience within the Royal Enfield community ranging from avid riders and aspirants to artists, illustrators, and graphic designers under a common umbrella.