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Winners of Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition Announced

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.

Detroit Autorama High School Design CompetitionThe 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.

Chrysler Sponsors Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition

Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition

The Chrysler Group is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition. This is a competition with huge stakes that fosters artistry and ambition amongst the youth of America.

The competition is for US public high school students in grades 10-12. Their mission, if they choose to accept it, is very open-minded and leaves immense room for creativity. The goal is to “design a next-generation Dodge brand vehicle for the year 2025, and include a 500-word essay explaining what the Dodge brand means to them,” according to The Auto Channel.

First place will receive a $60,000 scholarship to the College For Creative Studies as well as a Macbook Pro. “The purpose of this competition is to expose students early in their education to the possibility of a career in automotive design while allowing us to connect with young talent and help to develop their artistic skills,” said Mark Trostle, Head of SRT, Mopar and Motorsports Design, Chrysler Group LLC.

Someone certainly must carry the torch of automotive design and we here at Warsaw CDJR are happy to see Chrysler cultivating the America’s future designers!

NBA Star Kyrie Irving Helps Celebrate Jeep Summer Celebration

The Jeep brand just made a slam dunk by enlisting the help of NBA star and member of the USA Basketball National Team, Kyrie Irving. Irving, who is the point guard on the national team and plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, is helping the American carmaker celebrate the Jeep Summer Celebration as he begins his journey with the USA National Team to the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

So far, the Summer Celebration has allowed one lucky fan to play in the Jeep “Open Air Challenge” against Irving in New York City, as well as win tickets to the USA vs. Puerto Rico basketball exhibition game on August 22 at Madison Square Garden. In Chicago, Irving was joined by former NBA star Jalen Rose to take on fans and students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy.

For those of you who want to join in on the fun, check out the Jeep brand’s Summer Celebration website and enter to win prizes throughout the summer. You can also upload a summer photo moment using the #jeepsummer hashtag through September 5.

For a look at what Jeep has to offer, stop in to Warsaw Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram today!