Chrysler Is Giving a $60K Scholarship to an Aspiring Auto Designer

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Chrysler is holding its third annual design competition and up for grabs is a $60K scholarship to the College for Creative Studies. The contest is open to aspiring auto designers attending U.S. public high schools in grades 10 through 12 and offers the chance at a scholarship, MacBooks, and summer design courses.

It’s officially called the Detroit Autorama Design Competition 2015 and tasks entrants with creating a next-generation Dodge for 2025. Students will need to submit a 500-word essay on what the Dodge brand means to them along with a hand-drawn image of their future Dodge.

“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.”

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Prizes include:

First place

· $60,000 scholarship to CCS (must meet college entry requirements)

· Apple MacBook Pro (13 inches, 2.5 GHz)

· Three-week summer automotive design course at CCS (includes housing, meals, and field trips)

· Three passes to Detroit Autorama in Detroit

Second place

· Apple MacBook Pro (13 inches, 2.5 GHz)

· Three-week summer automotive design course at CCS (includes housing, meals, and field trips)

· Three passes to Detroit Autorama in Detroit

Third place

· Apple MacBook Air (11 inches, 2 GHz)

· Three-week summer automotive design course at CCS (includes housing, meals, and field trips)

· Three passes to Detroit Autorama in Detroit

Fourth place

· Apple iPad with Retina Display (16 GB)

· Three-week summer automotive design course at CCS (includes housing, meals, and field trips)

· Three passes to Detroit Autorama in Detroit

Winners will be selected by 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 Mark Trostle, along with industrial design faculty from CCS.

Entries are due by Friday, January 23, 2015, with finalists announced on January 30th and winners revealed on March 6th at Detroit Autorama in the COBO Center in Detroit. Get the full details at the Drive for Design Facebook page and good luck!

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