The Mopar booth at this year’s Detroit Autorama showcased what the next generation of Dodge vehicles will look like in the year 2025 according to four talented high school student—the winners of the Detroit Autorama High School Design Competition.
The competition challenged students across the United States to submit a hand-drawn sketch of their vision of Dodge in 10 years, and a 500-word essay describing what the Dodge brand personally means to them.
Joshua Blundo (Moultonborough, New Hampshire), Conner Stormer (Rochester Hills, Michigan), Hwanseong Jang (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), and Dongwon Kim (Sunnydale, California) were this year’s four winners in numerical order.
What began as a local competition has now expanded nationwide, providing the four winners with a full scholarship to a three-week summer course on automotive design at the College for Creative Studies (CCS). In addition, they were given a MacBook or iPad and passes to the Autorama where their work was on display.
We at Coronet Dodge were impressed to learn the first place winner was also given a $60,000 scholarship to attend CCS.
“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.”