Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition Underway -

Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition Underway

Now bigger and better for 2015, the “Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition 2015” invites participants to 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.0-design-contest

“The purpose of this competition 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,” said Mark Trostle, Head of SRT, Mopar and Motorsports Design, Chrysler Group LLC. “We’re excited to once again team up with one of the leading design schools in the country, CCS, and the Detroit Autorama to bring the competition to a national level.”

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 Ralph Gilles, Senior Vice President – Product Design, Joe Dehner, Head of Dodge and Ram Truck Design, and Trostle, along with industrial design faculty from CCS.

Four finalists will be announced on Jan. 30. Winners will receive their awards at a special presentation on March 6 at the Cobo Center in Detroit to help kick off the 63rd annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama.

Detroit Autorama takes place March 6-8. Known as America’s greatest hot rod show, Detroit Autorama features nearly 1,000 exhibits of the most amazing hot rods, ­custom cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles from across North America.

For contest rules, prize details and other information, visit 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 ([email protected])

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