Monday, May 21, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Announces Student Design Contest Winners

Fiat Chrysler Drive for Design Winner
First Place design by Eduard Cret.

Fiat Chrysler Drive for Design Winner
Second Place Design by Emily Bryson.

Fiat Chrysler Drive for Design Winner
Third Place Design by Jinho So.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) named three high school students last Friday as winners of the 2018 Drive For Design contest, a competition sponsored by the automaker's U.S. Product Design Office.

In its sixth year, the competition challenged 10th through 12th graders to create their vision of a Jeep Wrangler for the 2030 model year. FCA ran the Drive for Design in partnership with EyesOn Design, a fundraising organization for the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology, and Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan.

“Six years ago, we created the Drive for Design contest to create awareness about the various career paths available in automotive design. 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.”

The three student winners are:

  • First place – Eduard Cret, Design and Architecture Senior High (Miami, Florida)
  • Second place – Emily Bryson, Design and Architecture Senior High (Miami, Florida)
  • Third place – Jinho So, Canisius High School (Buffalo, New York)

The winners will receive:

  • Participation in Day of Design with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the FCA US Product Design studios and the opportunity to work one-on-one with professional automotive designers 
  • A two-week summer automotive design course at Lawrence Technological University
  • Passes to the “EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition” in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan
  • Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 – a full-featured, Intel®-powered computer that offers a larger space for drawing, detailed concept art, 3D sculpting and painting, motion graphics and advanced image editing for retouching
  • An Apple iPad and Apple Pencil

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