High School Students Offer Up Some Excellent Car Designs


Three U.S. high school students have been selected as the winners of the 2017 Drive for Design Contest.

The FCA U.S. Product Design Office has chosen this year’s winners, who will receive various prizes including a two-week summer automotive design course at Lawrence Technological University, passes to the EyesOn Design Vision Honored Black Tie, and Silent Auction and Automotive Design Exhibition in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, a three-day/two-night stay in Michigan, and an Apple MacBook Pro.

The contest is in its fifth year and challenges U.S. high school students in grades 10-12 to design a Dodge vehicle for 30 years in the future. For this year’s contest, the automaker partnered with EyesOn Design and Lawrence Technological University.

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First place winner is Davis Kunselman of Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia, while the second place design came from Richard Chen of Delmar High School in Delmar, Delaware. Third place goes to Paige Webb from Stoney Creek High School in Rochester, Michigan.

“The Drive for Design contest helps connect our design team to the extraordinary artistic talent of students across the country and allows us to help guide them for a potential career in automotive design,” said Mark Trostle, Head of Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Design, FCA – North America. “All of the submissions were creative and visionary as they truly thought about what vehicles could look like in the next 30 years.”