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FCA Announces 2019 Drive for Design Contest

FCA’s 2019 Drive for Design contest challenges U.S. high school students in grades 10-12 to design the ultimate vehicle using any FCA brand. 

Three students will be named winners from all valid entries received, and will receive a scholarship to attend the Precollege Summer Experience Transportation Design program at the College for Creative Studies, a leading art and design college in Detroit. They will also receive an exclusive tour of the FCA US Product Design studios in Auburn Hills, Michigan, as well as the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with leading automotive designers.

Launched in 2013, the FCA US Product Design Office created its Drive for Design contest as a way to introduce young artists to potential careers in automotive design. Beginning in Detroit, Drive for Design has grown to become a national contest.

“Today’s automotive designers not only sketch cars, they create some of the most advanced user experience systems available, work with 3D technology, research color trends and create interior spaces that are multifunctional and beautiful,” said Mark Trostle, Head of Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Design for FCA – North America. “As the field of automotive design grows, it’s vital that we increase awareness and educate students and parents about the good-paying opportunities available. Many of today’s designers had no idea that automotive design could be a career option and we want to change that.”

Drive for Design winners will receive their awards on Friday, June 14 at EyesOn Design’s “Vision Honored” Black Tie and Silent Auction. Entries are due by April 27, 2019. For detailed contest rules and information on how to submit sketches, visit www.FCAdrivefordesign.com. 

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Rob Finkelman

Rob combined his two great passions of writing and cars; and began authoring columns for several Formula 1 racing websites and Street Muscle Magazine. He is an avid automotive enthusiast with a burgeoning collection of classic and muscle cars.
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