Fiat Chrysler has kicked off its annual Drive for Design contest, which calls on U.S. high school students in grades 10-12 to design a Dodge vehicle from 30 years in the future and submit their sketch to FCA to be judged by a panel of experts.
This year’s edition of Drive for Design is the fifth consecutive year the contest has run. Similar to last year, this year’s winner will receive a $50,000 scholarship to Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, a two-week summer automotive design course at Lawrence Tech, three passes to the EyesOnDesign Automotive Exhibition and Black Tie event, a three-day stay in Michigan with a flight, hotel and rental car and a new Apple MacBook Pro.
Last year’s winner was Ben Treinen of Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Treinen’s sketch, pictured below, reflects what he believes a 2025 model year Dodge Charger Hellcat might look like. Last year’s contest was specific in asking entrants to design a 2025 Hellcat, however this year amateur designers are free to draw up any Dodge vehicle from the year 2047.
The second and third place award recipients will receive a free two-week summer design course at Lawrence Tech, passes to the EyesOn Design Black Tie and Design Exhibition, a three-day stay in Michigan and an Apple iPad and iPencil.
Interested parties may review all contest rules for Drive for Design at this link. Happy drawing!