2009: CCS Winners


Student Entries Join 35 International Works in 2009 Michelin Challenge Design™ Display

DETROIT (January 12, 2009) – Michelin announced the winning entries of the 20th Annual Michelin Design Competition for the College for Creative Studies (CCS) and presented $35,550 in scholarship monies at a reception held at Detroit’s historic Scarab Club.  Three CCS transportation students received a total of six awards, scholarship monies and an invitation to display their winning designs in a special Michelin exhibit at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Jan. 11-25, 2009.

2009 Michelin CCS Jury Members

CCS Design Competition Judges pictured with Michelin’s Steve Lash (left) and Bob Miron (right)

Thirteen senior-level students entered this year’s challenge in early December, each creating a vehicle design and a tire/wheel assembly they could envision driving in 2019 using the theme, “BRAVE+BOLD, America’s Next Iconic Vehicle.”  The winning CCS students’ work will join 35 other designs representing 19 different countries selected in the global Michelin Challenge Design competition (www.michelinchallengedesign.com) at the prestigious auto show.

“Design, creativity and innovation are deeply woven into the fabric of Michelin,” said Tom Chubb, vice president of marketing for Michelin Automotive Industry Division. “The transportation industry is facing some important challenges ahead and sponsoring global and local programs like Michelin Challenge Design and CCS inspires the next generation to pursue an automotive career and helps them find a better way forward.”

Judges for this year’s event included Ford Design Director, Pat Schiavone; Christopher Webb and Magdalena Kokozynska from General Motors Design and Scott Anderson, formerly from Chrysler Design.

Michelin presented the first-place winners with $1,250 scholarships. Second-place winners received $1,000 scholarships, and third-place winners earned $750 scholarships.  All participants received $350 for entering the competition.  The tire company also made a $35,550 donation that provides financial aid to CCS students based on need and merit.

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Dong Tran James Tabujura Filip Bosevski


Michelin – CCS Winners for Vehicle Design

1st – Dong Tran, age 25, Cicero, NY
2nd – James Tabujura, age 29, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
3rd – Filip Bosevski, age 22, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia

Michelin – CCS Winners for Tire and Wheel Concept

1st – Dong Tran, age 25, Cicero, NY
2nd – Filip Bosevski, age 22, Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
3rd – James Tabujura, age 29, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

MCD was launched 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 and display significant design work that would normally not have an opportunity to be shown at a major auto show.