SUWANEE, Ga. — Maxxis International–USA, in a move to encourage qualified college students to consider the tire industry as a possible career, is sponsoring a tire design competition under the auspices of a broader innovation competition with roots in the Chinese-American business community.
Maxxis' involvement, known as "Future Tires," requires entrants to submit a tire design or prototype, along with supporting information. At stake are monetary prizes and potential opportunities for internships or mentoring from tire engineering professionals, Maxxis said.
Entries will be judged on criteria such as creativity, feasibility and marketability, Maxxis said. The first-prize winner will receive $2,500; two second-prize winners will get $1,500 each; and as many as five third-prize winners will receive $500 each.
The Future Tires competition is part of this year's Monte Jade Innovation Competition (MJIC), a program that seeks to identify creative, emerging young professionals by encouraging college and graduate students to pursue their innovative ideas in the fields of science and technology.