Pencils down! Votes have been made and the results are in for the FCA 2018 Drive For Design contest.
Three talented high school students from Miami, Florida, and Buffalo, New York, have earned top honours in the 2018 Drive For Design contest, sponsored by the FCA US Product Design Office. The contest, in its sixth year, challenged US high school students in grades 10-12 to design a Jeep Wrangler for the year 2030. The FCA design team partnered with Eyes On Design and Lawrence Technological University for this year’s contest.
“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 perspectives 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 & Architecture Senior High (Miami, Florida)
Second place – Emily Bryson, Design & Architecture Senior High (Miami, Florida)
Third place – Jinho So, Canisius High School (Buffalo, New York)
Their prizes include a day of design with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the FCA USA 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 Eyes On Design automotive design exhibition in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan; a Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16, which is 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.