Using a ForTwo as their canvas, hundreds of artists in the DeviantArt social network competed in Smart's Skinned Smartly online contest to show the carmaker creative designs for wrapping the mini two-seater. The contest helped promote the Smart Expressions program, which, in addition to custom paint and graphic wraps, includes a design-it-yourself option for creating an original custom skin.
DeviantArt staff had the tough job of narrowing down the entries to 25 semifinalists, and judges from Smart chose the top three designs based on originality, visual impact, and technical skill. Los Angeles graphic artist Jane Meadows claimed the first place prize for her Smart Car "Doodling" design.
In addition to $2,000 and a 32GB iPad, Meadows will have her design printed, wrapped on a ForTwo, and taken on the Smart Car Street Tour. The skinned car will be on display at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. You can view all the contest entries in DeviantArt's contest gallery.