Four high schoolers became famous among Dodge fans at the Detroit Autorama as their sketches of the next-generation 2025 Dodge were displayed at the Mopar booth, a slightly larger stage than Mom’s refrigerator. The four talented artists are the winners of this year’s Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition.
The design competition, made possible by partnership with the College for Creative Studies (CCS), asked students from public high schools to draw by hand their vision of a next-generation Dodge from the year 2025. They also submitted a 500-word essay describing what the Dodge brand personally means to them.
“It’s been exciting to see this competition grow from a local level to now reaching students from all across the nation,” said Mark Trostle, head of SRT, Mopar, and Motorsports Design for FCA US LLC. “Partnering with CCS and Detroit Autorama gave us the exposure needed to attract young, creative minds and hopefully inspire them to explore automotive design as a potential career.”
This year’s competition winners are Joshua Blundo (Moultonborough, New Hampshire), Conner Stormer (Rochester Hills, Michigan), Hwanseong Jang (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), and Dongwon Kim (Sunnydale, California).
Each received a MacBook or iPad and passes to attend the Detroit Autorama where their sketches were on display. In addition, the four winners were given admission to a three-week automotive design course at CCS this summer for which all expenses, including housing, meals, and field trips are paid.
Blundo also won a $60,000 scholarship to CCS.
Maybe in a few years we at Warsaw CDJR will be announcing the four students brought to life one or more of the winning sketches and we are awaiting the next-gen Dodge’s arrival.