Leaders of the FCA US LLC Design team today awarded four talented young artists at the “Meguiar’s 63rd Detroit Autorama” for their winning vehicle sketches in this year’s “Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition.”
The FCA US Design team joined forces with the College for Creative Studies (CCS) and challenged U.S. public high school students to design a next generation Dodge vehicle for the year 2025. Students were asked to submit hand-drawn sketches of their vision, along with a 500-word essay explaining what the Dodge brand means to them.
“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.”
All four winners were awarded with prizes, including a three-week summer automotive design course at CCS (includes housing, meals and field trips), a MacBook or iPad, and passes to Detroit Autorama. The first place winner also received a $60,000 scholarship to CCS.
The four student winners recognized for their futuristic designs include:
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)
The four winning sketches will be on display in the Mopar booth at the Detroit Autorama March 6-8.
About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.
FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”