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Earlier today we told you about Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] design challenge among the world’s premier design colleges. Now we have news of a second design contest, though this one is aimed at much younger—though perhaps just as talented—students.
We’re talking about the annual Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] Drive for Design Contest, which this year is inviting from across the country high school students in grades 10-12 to design a Dodge SRT Hellcat for the year 2025.
Four winners will be picked, and for their efforts they will receive a long list of prizes including Apple products, a three-week summer automotive design course at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Detroit Autorama next February to meet some of FCA’s top-level designers.
Those designers will be doing most of the judging. Names mentioned include FCA design boss Ralph Gilles as well as Ram and Mopar design boss Mark Trostle. Incidentally, Trostle won a similar design contest back in 1988.
You can view the previous year’s winning designs at this link.