The Overall Best of Show winner at the award ceremony will be immortalized as a playable vehicle in an upcoming edition of Gran Turismo.
Now in its 11th year, the Gran Turismo Awards program celebrates the hottest modified vehicles from the 2013 SEMA Show. The five judging categories include Best Truck or SUV, Best Hot Rod, Best Domestic Automobile, Best European Import and Best Asian Import.
Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of the Gran Turismo franchise and President of Polyphony Digital, has also created a new category for this year's contest—the People's Choice Award. Enthusiasts around the world can now participate in the judging process by selecting their choice for this new award via the Gran Turismo Facebook page, November 5.
The vehicle that receives the most "likes" during the Facebook campaign will be crowned the winner of the People's Choice Award. The fan-favorite ride will then compete head-to-head with the other five winners for Best in Show honors, to be awarded by the Gran Turismo Staff. The Overall winner will be modeled by digital engineers to appear as a playable vehicle in an upcoming edition of Gran Turismo.
Exhibitors looking to submit their vehicle for the awards can register online, and should include all relevant information. Find more information about the Gran Turismo awards online, via Sony's Playstation blog.