Hey Kids — Design a Dodge, Win a $60k Scholarship
If you’re a kid, your mom and dad are probably always on your case to stop doodling. Put down that pencil and stop daydreaming about cars! Little did they know your doodles could get you a scholarship to the top automotive design school in the country. Top prize in the third annual Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition sponsored by the Chrysler Group’s Product Design team is a $60,000 scholarship to the College for Creative Studies (CCS), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools. Pictures of past winners accompany this article. RELATED: See pictures of the 1954 Dodge Firearrow
One of its most famous alumni is Ralph Gilles— you might know him for the 300c and a whole host of other bad-ass products. Alumni from there have also designed vehicles like the 2005 Ford GT, the new Camaro, and the Kia Soul among many others.
All U.S. public high school students grades 10-12 can enter. All they have to do, “is look to the future and design a next-generation Dodge brand vehicle for the year 2025, and include a 500-word essay explaining what the Dodge brand means to them.”’
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Student submissions must be hand drawn on a single sheet of white paper no smaller than 8-by-10-inches and no larger than 11-by-17-inches with the use of pencil, markers or paint. Contest entries must include the student’s name, address, phone number, email, school name and address, and grade level. Any additional information regarding the design can be included on a separate sheet of paper.
The judging panel will feature designers from the Chrysler Group Product Design Office, including Gilles, Senior Vice President – Product Design; Joe Dehner, Head of Dodge and Ram Truck Design; and Mark Trostle, Head of SRT, Mopar and Motorsports Design, Chrysler Group LLC, along with industrial design faculty from CCS.
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For contest rules and information, students can visit this site. Students can follow competition updates on Chrysler Group’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #DriveForDesign. All entries must be received at Chrysler Group’s Product Design Office no later than Friday, Jan. 23, via U.S. mail or email (DriveForDesign@chrysler.com).
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