At the 63rd Detroit Autorama this week, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles and the College for Creative Studies announced winners and presented awards for the nationwide High School Automotive Design Competition. The winners are four high school students who competed with thousands of others in the competition. This year, the design theme was Dodge 2025, with the challenge being to design a Dodge vehicle for the year 2025 and write an essay to go along with design drawings explaining the vehicle and what the Dodge brand means to them personally.
“It’s been exciting to see this competition grow from a local level to now reaching students from all across the nation,” said Mark Trostle – Head of SRT, Mopar and Motorsports Design, FCA US LLC. “Partnering with CCS and Detroit Autorama gave us the exposure needed to attract young, creative minds and hopefully inspire them to explore automotive design as a potential career.”
The winners receive prizes to include a three week summer automotive design course at CCS, which includes all expenses paid, a MacBook or iPad, and passes to this year’s Autorama. The first place trophy also includes a $60,000 scholarship to CCS.
- First place – Joshua Blundo, Moultonborough Academy (Moultonborough, New Hampshire)
- Second place – Conner Stormer, Stoney Creek High School (Rochester Hills, Michigan)
- Third place – Hwanseong Jang, Bloomfield Hills High School (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
- Fourth place – Dongwon Kim, Homestead High School (Sunnydale, California)
Winning sketches are on display at the Mopar booth at Autorama.