DETROIT (Nov. 23, 2005)—Michelin North America Inc. has announced the winning entries of the 17th Annual Michelin Design Competition for the College for Creative Studies (CCS).
The Greenville, S.C.-based tire maker presented $20,000 in scholarships at a Nov. 17 reception. Four senior CCS transportation students received a total of six awards.
Michelin presented the first-place winner with $1,250. Second-place winners received $1,000 and the third-place winner earned $750. The company also made a donation to the school's Carl Olsen Scholarship fund that provides financial aid to CCS students based on need and merit.
The winners for vehicle design are: Marc Reisen of Cincinnati, first place; Everard Scott of Cleveland, second place; and Sang Hoon Shin of Seoul, South Korea, third place.
The winners in the tire and wheel concept category are: Marc Reisen, first place; Giancarlo Viganego of Milwaukee, second place; and Sang Hoon Shin, third place.
Judges for this year's event included leading vehicle designers Brian Nielander from DaimlerChrysler A.G.; Ford Motor Co.'s Chris Metros; General Motors Corp.'s GM Performance Division Design director Kip Wasenko; Car and Driver magazine art director Jeff Dworin; and Mark Mehall from Ford Advance Technology. Messrs. Nielander and Metros are CCS graduates.
This year's competition challenged students to create vehicle designs they could envision realistically driving in California in 2015. Vehicle concepts were also required to include a tire and wheel assembly based upon one of four Michelin technologies: PAX System, Tweel, Airless assembly or Active Wheel.
The work of the four CCS student winners will join the 36 selected vehicle designs representing 19 different countries in the Michelin Challenge Design (MCD) exhibit during the North American International Auto Show, to be held Jan. 8-22 in Detroit, according to Michelin.
The tire maker launched the design competition in 2001 as a way to showcase creativity and innovation in vehicle design on a global scale around a central theme. Each year, Michelin invites designers around the world, from individuals to small and large companies, to create, bring forward and display significant design work that would normally not have an opportunity to be shown at a major auto show.