Stellantis is back for the 11th year to empower students to envision the automotive future with its Drive for Design contest. For this year’s competition, high school students in grades 10-12 are challenged to sketch an innovative design for the next-generation Ram electric truck. The Ram 1500 REV is already a pretty futuristic vehicle, but seeing creative ways to take it even further will be inspiring. Of course, as with all contests, there will be rewards for the winners.
Ram 1500 REV Drive For Design Contest: Details
The top prize is an incredible opportunity to work as an intern (if eligible) in the Ram Truck Exterior Design Studio this summer. For prospective vehicle designers, this is an exciting opportunity. As the demand for electric vehicles increases, fresh ideas about the future of electric trucks are more important than ever. It’s an entirely new segment and one that is constantly being innovated with new ideas.
Drive for Design is powered by the passion of Mark Trostle, vice president of Ram Truck and Mopar design, who won one of the program’s early iterations as a high schooler in 1987. The contest highlights the path to a career in automotive design and illustrates the many opportunities for creativity in the automotive industry. Participating in the competition gave Trostle the confidence to pursue a career path in automotive design, and now he aims to provide the same opportunity for other students.
All student-created entries must be submitted by April 21, 2023. One grand prize winner and two additional finalists will be selected from all valid entries received. In addition to the summer design internship in the Ram Truck Exterior Design Studio, the grand prize winner will receive a Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 tablet and their winning sketch features on Stellantis’ social media platforms. Prizes for the second and third-place finishers include 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 College for Creative Studies’ four-week summer program, VisCom 1.