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EyesOn Design Awards at the North American International Auto Show 2008


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The EyesOn Design Awards at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2008; the only international automotive design awards to be judged solely by designers. EyesOn Design Awards for 2008 will be given in two categories:

          Concept Vehicles
          * EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Car
          * EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Truck

          Production Vehicles
          * EyesOn Design Award for Best Production Car
          * EyesOn Design Award for Best Production Truck

  WHO:    Design legend and EyesOn Design Awards Founding Chairman Tom Gale
          has appointed three design legends to be chief judges for this
          event:
          * Chris Bangle - BMW Group Design Chief
          * Jack Telnack - Vice President Global Design, Ford Motor Co.
            (Retired)
          * Nate Young - Art Center College of Design

          A design jury comprised of an international panel of 20 highly
          respected design executives from major international vehicle
          manufacturers, domestic and foreign design colleges and retired
          automotive design chiefs will judge all new vehicle introductions
          at the NAIAS 2008.

          John McElroy, acclaimed automotive journalist and host of Autoline

          Detroit will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

  WHEN:   Tuesday, January 15, 2008 from 12 p.m. to 12:25 p.m. at the
          Michigan Hall Stage, Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan.

  WHY:    As the premier international auto show, the NAIAS hosts many
          outstanding design introductions each year and 2008 is expected
          to be one of the biggest ever. The EyesOn Design Awards at
          NAIAS is only presented at the NAIAS and is unique in the sense
          that the winners are decided upon by some of the most respected
          automotive design experts from around the world. The awards
          given at The EyesOn Design Awards at NAIAS are regarded as a
          coveted measure of achievement among automotive designers,
          since the category winners are determined and presented by a
          jury of their peers.

          The EyesOn Design Awards at NAIAS is presented by the Detroit
          Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO), an internationally-recognized
          non-profit known for its programs that help the blind and
          visually-impaired through research, education and support groups.

Please note: The judges will be on the show floor the morning of January 15 to conduct the judging. Since they will have a very tight schedule, we respectfully ask that you refrain from approaching them for interviews during the judging process. All designers will be available for interviews immediately after the conclusion of the awards ceremony.