Chrysler has begun its third annual automotive design competition and has opened it up to all high school students in grades 10-12. Prizes include a $60,000 scholarship to the College for Creative Studies, a three-week CCS summer automotive design course, some Apple MacBooks, and more.
This is the third annual Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition and it promises to be the largest. The Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition 2015 is inviting participants to look to the future and design a next-generation Dodge-brand vehicle for the year 2025. A 500-word essay explaining what the Dodge brand means to the designer is also required.
“The purpose of this competition,” says Mark Throstle, Head of SRT, Mope and Motorsports Design, “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.”
Student submissions must be hand-drawn on a single sheet of white paper no smaller than 8×10 inches and no larger than 11×17 inches. Pencils, markers, or paint are allowed. Entriest must include the student’s name, address, phone number, email, school name/address, and grade level. A separate sheet of paper can be used for additional information and the 500-word essay.
Entries will be judged by the feature designers in the Chrysler Group Product Design Office, including Ralph Gilles, Senior VP – Product Design, Joe Dehner, head of Dodge and Ram Truck Design, and others.
Four finalists will be announced on January 30, 2015 and will travel to Detroit on March 6 to receive their awards at a special ceremony to help kick off the 63rd annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama.
Find contest rules and information here.