FCA US LLC has announced details of 2016 Drive for Design Contest and invites all US high school students in grades 10-12 to design a Dodge SRT Hellcat for the year 2025.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has launched, for the fourth consecutive year, the 2016 Drive for Design contest that challenges all US high school students in grades 10-12 to think ahead and create 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 are able to connect with young talent and offer useful tools and opportunities to help develop their artistic skills.” 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.
The first place winner will receive an Apple MacBook Pro, while the second, third and fourth place contestants will be given an Apple iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. All four winners that will also receive a three-week summer automotive design course at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, three passes to the Detroit Autorama at Cobo Center in Detroit, three-day/two-night stay in Auburn Hills, Michigan and a 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.