From the official Press Release:
Over 150 students from 20 countries participated in the competition which asked studentsto define American Luxury for a 20-30 year old in the futuristic setting of 2025. Winners received scholarships from Ford totaling $75,000.
First place went to David Acosta from Florida for his FordBoard, a skateboard type transportation device with styling cues from surfboards and the Blacktip Shark.
Second place went to Florida’s Deven Row for his Euphoria concept vehicle, a sophisticated transportation experience.
Third place was Nicholas Daiber of Illinois for his Moto Sport Shoe. He drew inspiration from motorcycles and the high-flying shoes of basketball great Michael Jordan.
“We at Ford believe that fostering the development of top creative talent through quality institutions like LTU is a priority and critical to our objective of Design Leadership,” stated Lon Zaback, Creative Operations Manager of Ford North American Design.
Education is a top priority of the Ford Motor Company Fund and more than $1 million in scholarships are provided by Ford each year.
“This is why we have supported the Transportation Design program from its inception,” said Zaback. “I’m happy to say we have benefited from our efforts as two of the programs graduates are working as designers at Ford.”