Sponsored by the FCA US Product Design team, the Drive for Design contest is an opportunity for high school students to win fabulous prizes while learning about exciting career opportunities in automotive design.
Launched in 2013, the FCA US Product Design team created its Drive for Design contest as a creative way to educate young artists about careers in automotive design. Starting locally in Detroit, Drive for Design has grown to become a national contest that has awarded students with prizes and rare opportunities to help further develop their design skills.
See below for full contest rules and registration information.
Students are required to complete the form on this site and upload files at the specified size and format detailed below.
Design a Dodge Vehicle 30 Years In The Future
Entrants must be a legal U.S. resident in grades 10 -12 currently attending a U.S. high school
Three winners will be selected and must be present or have a representative* at the EyesOn Design Vision Honored Award Ceremony in Grosse Pointe, MI to accept his/her prizes
After an initial screening, submissions will be judged by a panel of qualified judges from the FCA US Product Design Office ("Judges"). The Judges will evaluate each Finalist's entry according to the following weighted criteria: (1) "Craftsmanship" – 25%, (2) "Design Quality" – 25%, (3) "Illustration" – 25% and (4) "Originality" – 25%. The Finalist with the highest overall score from the Judges will be deemed the potential first prize winner. The Finalists whose entries receive the next two highest scores from the Judges will be deemed potential Second and Third place winners. All winners are deemed potential winners pending verification of eligibility and compliance with these guidelines, as determined by FCA US, at its sole discretion
*A representative from FCA US may accept prizes for a student if he/she is unable to attend the awards event on June 16, 2017 in Grosse Pointe, MI.
**LTU Scholarship will be awarded to the first place winner if they are currently a high school junior who is completing the LTU admissions process and officially admitted. Scholarships are to be used to attend LTU’s Transportation or Industrial Design Program in Fall 2018. Scholarship will be spread out over 4 years pending acceptance to LTU ($12.5K per year for a total of $50K for four years). If first place does not qualify, this award will be given to the next highest qualifier in the contest. No cash equivalent will be awarded in lieu of scholarship. Winner must meet all admissions criteria of LTU and be admitted as a full time student. Prize is supplied by LTU.
Students can follow all competition news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #DriveForDesign
Questions? Contact DriveForDesign@FCAGroup.com
By submitting an entry, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and that his or her entry conforms to the entry guidelines and restrictions set forth in these Official Rules ("Entry Requirements") and that FCA US LLC may, at its sole discretion, disqualify him or her from the Contest if FCA decides that his or her entry fails to conform to the Entry Requirements or any other provision of these Official Rules. FCA's decisions regarding application and interpretation of these Official Rules shall be binding and final. Each entrant into the Contest (and his or her parent or legal guardian, if the entrant is under the age of majority in his or her state of residence [a "minor"]) hereby irrevocably grants, transfers, sells, assigns and conveys to FCA, its successors and assigns, all present and future right, title and interest of every kind and nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, all patents, design patents and copyrights, and all rights incidental, subsidiary, ancillary or allied thereto (including, without limitation, all derivative rights) in and to the entry for exploitation throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised. FCA shall have the right, in its sole discretion and without owing any additional consideration to entrant, to edit, composite, morph, scan, duplicate, alter, use or otherwise exploit each entry for any purpose which FCA deems necessary or desirable, and each entrant irrevocably waives any and all so-called moral rights they may have therein. Each entrant hereby acknowledges that such entrant does not reserve any rights in or to the entry. If FCA shall desire to secure additional assignments, certificates of engagement for the entry or other documents as FCA may reasonably require in order to effectuate the purposes and intents of these Official Rules, then each Entrant agrees to sign the same upon Sponsor's request therefor.
If you have any problems using this form you may also email your entry to:
Archbishop Moeller High School
Mount de Sales Academy
Bloomfield Hills High School
TEACHERS: Download this year's Drive For Design poster in PDF format and print it out.
Hang it in your classroom to generate excitement about the competition for your students!