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Ram Wants to See Your Radical Design Sketch of a New Ram 1500

Ram wants to know what you think the next version of their award-winning Ram 1500 should look like. You have until 5 pm Eastern on Thursday April 9, 2020 to submit your sketch.

Hopefully, the drawing of the Ram Rampage got your creative juices flowing because FCA design leaders Ralph Gilles and Mark Trostle are challenging you to a creative battle. They want to see your sketch for a radical next generation Ram 1500. Before you get too excited, it appears that the Ram Rampage that they are using to promote the contest is not planned for future production. Although I’m sure that there are many Ram and Dodge Challenger lovers who would love to see a Ram and Challenger tie-up, especially if it has Hellcat horsepower and performance.

Sketch Battle

As for the contest, Gilles and Trostle are taking over the Drive for Design contest and expanding it beyond just high school students. According to Ram, “They want to see your wickedest and most outrageous designs for a Ram truck. While Drive for Design is for high school students, this battle is for anyone, in any country! Do it by yourself or make it a family-fun activity.”

Rules For the Sketch Battle Contest

  • Submit your sketch in the comment section of the FCA North America Facebook Sketch Battle post on (4/8 @ noon) and use #DriveforDesign.
  • Or, tweet your sketch @FiatChrysler_NA using #DriveforDesign
  • Entrants MUST place (the contest site) somewhere on your sketch page.
  • Deadline to submit your sketch is Thursday, April 9 at 5 p.m. Eastern.

Ralph Gilles and Mark Trostle will pick their favorite designs and release them on Instagram on Friday, April 10, 2020. There is not a prize for the general public however, everyone who follows Ralph and Mark will see your incredible design and you never know where that may lead.

Drive for Design Student Contest

High school students can also enter the official Drive for Design contest that runs through April. The students are asked to design the next-generation Ram truck. The students are asked to consider what the Ram truck will mean for the future of transportation. In an earlier interview, Mark Trostle, said that the Ram is more than just for towing and work, it has become a lifestyle vehicle. Ram wants to see how students envision that type of vehicle in the future. The top three finishers in the Drive for Design contest win a trip to FCA’s design studio and a scholarship to the world-famous College for Creative Studies Precollege Summer Experience Transportation Design program. Students are encouraged to enter the contest by visiting

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