eBay unveils new Van Conversion awards

eBay has launched its inaugural Van Conversion of the Year Awards.

The awards celebrate the best light commercial vehicle (LCV) conversions in the UK.

eBay is now seeking the best fit-outs across a range of industry sectors, covering any and every purpose. It has enlisted the help of a judging panel including architect and TV presenter, George Clarke and design and engineering company Envisage Group.

The panel will identify individual category winners, who will all collect £250, before choosing the overall Van Conversion of the Year winner, who will receive a £10,000 cash prize.

Clarke said: It’s an honour to be asked by eBay to be part of the judging panel and I am  excited to see the entries roll in. Depending on the original van, it can be a really tough task to transform the vehicle; not only do you want it to look stylish, but you need it to be practical and suitable for its chosen use.

“I converted a rusty 70s van into a stylish camper a few years ago and was amazed at the possibilities. Whether it’s a campervan converted into a contemporary home or a transit turned into the perfect workspace, I can’t wait to see how entrants have modified the spaces they are using.”

Manish Goenka, eBay UK Car Parts & Accessories Category Lead, said: “At eBay, we love celebrating people who do it themselves, whether it’s changing the bulb in your car or creating an entire vehicle from parts. This year we’ve found ourselves increasingly inspired by some of the innovative modifications we’ve been seeing on van conversions and are launching this competition in celebration of these DIYers.”