Fiat Chrysler is holding its fourth consecutive ‘Drive for Design’ contest, a competition that calls on aspiring young designers to illustrate their vision of the car of the future. This year, participants are asked to design a Dodge SRT Hellcat for the year 2025, with the winners receiving a free three-week summer automotive design course at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
Drive for Design is open to high school students across America in grades 10-12. Submissions are due by January 8th, 2016 and can be submitted at FCADriveForDesign.com or mailed to the FCA US Product Design Office in Auburn Hills, Michigan. There it will be judged by a panel of experts including features lead designers such as Ralph Gilles.
“The Drive for Design contest exposes high school students to the potential of a career in automotive design,” Mark Trostle, head of Dodge and SRT Design, said in a statement. “With this contest we’re able to connect with young talent and offer useful tools and opportunities to help develop their artistic skills.”
In addition to complimentary design school, the first place winner will also receive a MacBook Pro, three passes to the Detroit Autorama car show in Detroit, a two-night stay in Auburn Hills, Michigan (flights, hotel and rental car included) and dinner with FCA design team members. Second third and fourth place winners will receive the same prize, however they will get an Apple iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil rather than a MacBook.