Entries for Ram's “Drive for Design” contest have opened to contestants.   -  Photo: Ram/Work Truck

Entries for Ram's “Drive for Design” contest have opened to contestants. 

Photo: Ram/Work Truck

For the 11th consecutive year, Stellantis challenges 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 a design for the next-generation Ram EV truck.

The top prize is an incredible opportunity to work as an intern (if eligible) in the Ram Truck Exterior Design Studio this summer. As the demand for electric vehicles increases, fresh ideas about the future of electric trucks are more important than ever.

Opportunities Drive for Design Presents

Drive for Design is powered by the passion of Mark Trostle, vice president, 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 this contest gave me the confidence to pursue the path to a career in automotive design. Now, I want to help students find the connection between their creativity and the automotive industry,” said Trostle. “It is incredible to see our past winners come up through the design school ranks. I even get to see some of them as interns or coworkers in our design studio.”

Drive for Design Guidelines 

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 designer internship in the Ram Truck Exterior Design Studio, the grand prize winner will also receive a Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 tablet and have their winning sketch featured on Stellantis’ social media platforms.

Prizes for the second- and third-place finishers include an Apple iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, 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.

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