Students Predict the Future of Dodge

In early March of 2015, the leaders of FCA US LLC Design team bestowed highly coveted awards upon four extraordinarily talented young artists. At the  "Meguiar's 63rd Detroit Autorama", which is an event that occurs annually, those winning students were awarded for their creativity, talent and innovation which came in the form of incredible sketches as part of the 2015 "Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition." In order to participate, students were asked to submit a totally unique design of their creation. Dodge asked the students to take their talent and draw a picture of what a Dodge brand vehicle might look like in the year 2025. The competition was tough and the prizes sought after, as these students were up for an excellent array of prizes.

Design of Hwanseong Jang, of Bloomfield Hills, MI

Mark Trostle, the Head of SRT, Mopar and Motorsports Design, FCA US LLC., spoke to the incredible growth of the competition. Starting on a local level and spreading to include high school students across the country, the brand is being treated to the creativity of hopeful future automobile designers.

The competition was able to grow with their partnership with the College for Creative Studies (CCS). Together both the CCA and FCA US Design team encouraged high school students to design a next generation Dodge Vehicle. Students responded impressively, managing to merge futuristic designs with a realistic edge which could make these vehicles a reality in the next ten years. In addition to submitting completely original sketches of their unique designs, students were also asked to submit a short essay, in which they detail what the Dodge brand brings to mind for them. 

The CCS and FCA US Design team awarded four impressive young people for their innovative designs. Four incredible winners were awarded an intensive yet fun automotive design coursework during the summer at CCS, free passes to Detroit Autorama, as well as either an iPad or MacBook. Finally, a $60,000 scholarship to CCS was given to the first place winner. 

The four winners are as follows:
  • Fourth place - Dongwon Kim, Homestead High School (Sunnydale, California)
  • Third place - Hwanseong Jang, Bloomfield Hills High School (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
  • Second place - Conner Stormer, Stoney Creek High School (Rochester Hills, Michigan)
  • First place - Joshua Blundo, Moultonborough Academy (Moultonborough, New Hampshire)

Take a look below to see the incredible contributions from students across the country, and what possibility holds for them if they choose to design vehicles in the future!

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