Stellantis Kicks Off 11th Annual Drive for Design Contest

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Stellantis' awesome yearly Drive for Design contest is back.

Stellantis is currently running its 11th annual Drive for Design contest, encouraging high-school students in grades 10-12 to showcase their creativity and design skills. This year, the challenge is to envision the next-generation Ram EV electric truck. In other words, the successor to the Ram 1500 Revolution. The contest highlights the importance of fresh ideas in electric truck design, especially as the demand for electric vehicles grows andthere is so much room for innovation.

The main prize for this year's competition is an internship opportunity in the Ram Truck Exterior Design Studio, assuming the winner is eligible to do so. The images shown are from previous years' winners.


To highlight how big of an opportunity the internship is, the program is currently run by Mark Trostle, the vice president of Ram Truck and Mopar Design, who won an early version of the competition as a high school student in 1987.

"Participating in this contest gave me the confidence to pursue the path to a career in automotive design. Now, I want to help students find the connection between their creativity and the automotive industry," said Trostle. "It is incredible to see our past winners come up through the design school ranks. I even get to see some of them as interns or coworkers in our design studio."


On top of the fantastic opportunity, the design competition winner will be presented with a Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 tablet, and their winning sketch will be featured on Stellantis' social media platforms.

The deadline for all student-created entries is April 21, 2023. One Grand Prize winner and two additional finalists will be selected from all valid entries received. The second- and third-place finishers will also get prizes, including an Apple iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, a Virtual Day of Design portfolio review with members of the Stellantis Design Team, and a scholarship to the Detroit-based College for Creative Studies' four-week summer program, VisCom (Visual Communication) 1.

Stellantis says weekly contest updates and content will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday with the hashtag #DriveForDesign. For details on the program and free student resources, people interested can visit the website.


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