We made the call, and you responded. It occurred to us that, with all the time and energy being spent by manufacturers figuring out what people want and how to design those vehicles in ways that spark the imagination, we might be able to tap into the deepest wells of creativity around: the mind of the Truck Trend reader. For this inaugural event, we received over 100 drawings from ages 6 to 60. Interestingly, all contestants were male, most were from the Midwest, and only a few entrants were of General Motors products. To those we've chosen to publish, we congratulate you. To those we couldn't fit into this issue, we hope you send in another submission next year. We wish we could've made room for all of them. Truly, each entrant came with its own separate story. As it stands, after many hours of debate, we decided not to decide.
In no particular order, here are the finalists for "Truck Trend's First Annual Design Contest."