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High School Doodlers Rejoice: Chrysler Is Offering You Prizes

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Michigan public high school students who like to doodle cool cars when they probably should be taking notes in class should pay attention to a contest being hosted by Chrysler.

A press release from the automaker said what the automaker dubbed the Autorama High School Design Competition 2014 will offer student designers a chance to win tuition to Detroit’s College for Creative Studies or lesser-valued prizes including Apple iPads.

Chrysler Head of SRT, Mopar and Motorsports Design Mark Trostle said, “We created this design competition a year ago as a way to creatively connect with the youth of the Motor City. Now, with help once again from the College for Creative Studies and Detroit Autorama, we’re opening the competition up to all Michigan public high schools to showcase talent throughout the entire state and hopefully inspire new and aspiring automotive designers.”

Trostle earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design from the College for Creative Studies, according to the release.

The finalist prizes look like this:

Freshman class finalists

  • First place receives an iPad and three passes to Detroit Autorama
  • Second place receives an iPad Mini and three passes to Detroit Autorama

Sophomore class finalists

  • First place receives an iPad, three-week summer automotive design course at CCS (includes housing and meals) and three passes to Detroit Autorama
  • Second place receives an iPad Mini, three-week summer automotive design course at CCS and three passes to Detroit Autorama

Junior class finalists

  • First place receives an iPad, three-week summer automotive design course at CCS (includes housing and meals) and three passes to Detroit Autorama
  • Second place receives an iPad Mini, three-week summer automotive design course at CCS and three passes to Detroit Autorama

Senior class finalists

  • First place receives an iPad, three-week summer automotive design course at CCS (includes housing and meals) and a $2,500 scholarship to CCS (if accepted)
  • Second place receives an iPad, three-week summer automotive design course at CCS and three passes to Detroit Autorama

The release said Student submissions must be hand drawn on a single sheet of white paper no smaller than 8-by-10-inches and no larger than 11-by-17-inches with the use of pencil, markers or paint. Contest entries must include the student’s name, address, phone number, email, school name and address, and grade level. Any additional information regarding the design can be included on a separate sheet of paper. Chrysler said it invites participants to explore their creative side and design a vehicle that satisfies the needs of young consumers while remaining eco-friendly.

All entries must be received at Chrysler Group’s Product Design Office no later than Friday, Jan. 10, via U.S. mail or email rr12@chrysler.com. For contest rules and information, students can visit www.Facebook.com/DriveForDesign. Students can follow competition updates on Chrysler Group’s Facebook (www.facebook.com/chryslercommunitcations), Twitter (www.twitter.com/chrysler) and Instagram (instagram.com/chryslerpr) using the hash tag, #DriveForDesign.

The judging panel will include designers from the Chrysler Group Product Design, along with faculty from CCS.

Finalists in each grade will be announced on Jan. 31. Winners will receive awards at a special presentation on March 7 at Cobo Hall in Detroit to help kick off the 62nd annual Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama.

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