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FCA US LLC Announces Details of 2016 Drive for Design Contest

Drive for Design invites all U.S. high school students in grades 10-12 to design a Dodge SRT Hellcat for the year 2025
Prizes include Apple products, a three-week summer automotive design course at the College for Creative Studies, all-expenses-paid trip to the Detroit Autorama and more
Student entries must be submitted by Jan. 8, 2016, via FCADriveForDesign.com or mailed to the FCA US Product Design Office


December 7, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -



Attention young aspiring designers: It’s time to start your creative engines!

The FCA US LLC Drive for Design contest is back with great prizes and exciting opportunities.

Returning for the fourth consecutive year, the 2016 Drive for Design contest challenges all U.S. high school students in grades 10-12 to think ahead and design a Dodge SRT Hellcat for the year 2025.


“The Drive for Design contest exposes high school students to the potential of a career in automotive design,” said Mark Trostle – Head of Dodge and SRT Design, FCA US LLC. “With this contest we’re able to connect with young talent and offer useful tools and opportunities to help develop their artistic skills.”

Just like the real world of automotive design, Drive for Design entrants face a challenging deadline. Entries must be submitted by Jan. 8, 2016, via FCADriveForDesign.com. Students may also mail their entry to the FCA US Product Design Office in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

The judging panel features lead designers from the FCA US Product Design Office, including Ralph Gilles – Head of Design for FCA Global, Joe Dehner – Head of Ram Truck and Mopar Design, and Trostle.

Four winners will receive the following prizes:

First place:

Apple MacBook Pro
Three-week summer automotive design course at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit (includes housing, meals and field trips)
Three passes to the Detroit Autorama at Cobo Center in Detroit
Three-day/two-night stay in Auburn Hills, Michigan (includes flights, hotel and rental car)
Dinner with FCA US Design team members


Second, third and fourth places:

Apple iPad Pro with Apple Pencil
Three-week summer automotive design course at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit (includes housing, meals and field trips)
Three passes to the Detroit Autorama at Cobo Center in Detroit
Three-day/two-night stay in Auburn Hills, Michigan (includes flights, hotel and rental car)
Dinner with FCA US Design team members


Winners will receive their awards at a special presentation on Feb. 26 at Cobo Center in Detroit to help kick off the 64th annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama. Known as America’s greatest hot rod show, the Detroit Autorama takes place Feb. 26-28 and features nearly 1,000 exhibits of the most amazing hot rods, custom cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles from across North America.

Contest rules and information can be found at FCADriveForDesign.com. Updates will be posted on the Drive for Design Facebook page (Facebook.com/DriveForDesign), the FCA US Facebook page (Facebook.com/ChryslerGroup), Twitter (@FiatChrysler_NA) and Instagram (@FiatChrysler_NA) using the hashtag #DriveForDesign.

About Drive for Design
Launched in 2013, the FCA US Product Design team created its Drive for Design contest as a creative way to educate young artists about careers in automotive design. Starting locally in Detroit, Drive for Design has grown to become a national contest that has awarded talented students with prizes and rare opportunities to help further develop their design skills.
 

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Winners of Drive for Design Contest

FCA US Design Team Announces Winners of Drive for Design Contest
January 19, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

The FCA US LLC Design team today announced four winners in this year’s Drive for Design contest.

The FCA US Drive for Design contest challenged U.S. high school students in grades 10-12 to design a Dodge SRT Hellcat for the year 2025.


“The Drive for Design contest continues to be a great way for the FCA US Design team to connect with students that show an interest in art and design,” said Mark Trostle – Head of Dodge and SRT Design, FCA US LLC. “We always look forward to seeing each student’s creative perspective and hope to inspire them to explore automotive design as a potential career.”

The four student winners include:



First place – Ben Treinen, Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)



Second place – Harrison Kunselman, Mount de Sales Academy (Macon, Georgia)



Third place – Hwanseong Jang, Bloomfield Hills High School (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)



Fourth place – Andrew Gombac, Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Illinois)


All four winners will be recognized and awarded with prizes on Feb. 26 at the 64th annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama at Cobo Center in Detroit. The four winning sketches will remain on display in the Mopar booth at the Detroit Autorama Feb. 26-28.

Prizes include Apple products, a three-week summer course at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, three passes to the Detroit Autorama, a three-day/two-night stay in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and dinner with members of the FCA US Design team.

About Drive for Design

The FCA US Product Design team created its Drive for Design contest as a creative way to educate young artists about careers in automotive design. Starting locally in Detroit, Drive for Design has grown to become a national contest that has awarded talented students with prizes and rare opportunities to help further develop their design skills.
 

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Drive for Design Contest Winners


Published on Feb 26, 2016

Mark Trostle, Head of Dodge and SRT Design, FCA US LLC, presents the winners of the Drive for Design contest at the 2016 Detroit Autorama.
 
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