Last week, Chrysler Group’s Product Design team revealed the details of its third annual Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition. The competition is an opportunity for U.S. high school students in grades 10 – 12 to help the automaker shape its next generation Dodge lineup for the year 2025.
Chrysler Group LLC’s head of Street and Racing Technology, Viper, Mopar and Motorsports Design, Mark Trostle says, “The purpose of this competition is to expose students early in their education to the possibility of a career in automotive design while allowing us to connect with young talent and help to develop their artistic skills. We’re excited to once again team up with one of the leading design schools in the country, CCS, and the Detroit Autorama to bring the competition to a national level.”
High school students interested in competing in the completion must 500-word essay describing what the Dodge brand means to them, along with a hand drawn design of their Dodge vehicle of the future.
The first prize winner will receive a $60,000 scholarship to Trostle’s alma mater the College for Creative Studies (CCS). CCS is located in Detroit, and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier art and design schools. The winner will also receive an Apple MacBook Pro, a three-week summer course on automotive design and three passes to the Detroit Autorama which will be held in Detroit from March 6 through 8.
Second- through fourth-place winners will also be awarded an Apple MacBook Pro, the three-week CCS automotive design course and three passes to the Detroit Autorama.
The distinguished panel of judges will include Trostle, Senior VP of Product Design, Ralph Gilles, head of Dodge and Ram Truck Design, Joe Dehner, and members of CCS’s design faculty.
Entries must be received via U.S. mail or emailed no later than January 23, 2015 and the four finalists will be announced on January 30. All awards will be presented at the Detroit Autorama on March 6.