The Drive for Design contest was originally created six years ago, with the automaker looking to create awareness about the various career paths available in automotive design. This year’s prizes include a two-week summer automotive design course at Lawrence Technological University, an all-expense-paid trip to the EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition, a Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16, and an Apple iPad with an Apple Pencil.
This year, the first and second place winners come from Design and Architecture Senior High in Miami, Florida. Eduard Cret received top honors with his Wrangler design, while Emily Bryson came in second. Third place went to Jinho So of Canisius High School in Buffalo, New York. The winning students will also receive an exclusive look inside a day in the life of FCA’s Product Design Office.
“We wanted to connect with young artists early in their curriculum and help guide them in the right direction to begin a career in automotive design,” said Mark Trostle, head of Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Design, FCA – North America. “The creative perspective on all this year’s submissions were inventive and exceptional as you could truly see the inspiration, objective and emotion behind each concept.”
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