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FCA US Showcases Employee Photographic Talents in 2016 Calendar


AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  

  • FCA US celebrates new year with fourth annual photo contest calendar
  • Employees, contractors and interns featured in the company's 2016 calendar
  • 24 images selected based on representation of the theme, "How I Use my Ride"

FCA US employees, contractors and interns recently had the opportunity to showcase their photographic expertise in company's fourth annual calendar photo contest.

Twenty-four winning images were selected from 375 entries submitted by FCA US employees and contractors from around the world. The contest began in May and ended in September.

Nancy Watson Barr, Curator of Photography and Co-Chief Curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts, served as the judge and selected the winning images based on how well the photographs illustrated the contest theme, "How I Use My Ride," as well as the photo's overall appearance and quality of the image.

The theme demonstrated how employees use their Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram, Fiat and Alfa Romeo vehicles -- past and present -- for work, recreation, relaxation, the everyday commute or weekend chores. Photos needed to include a company vehicle and could show off the entire vehicle or just focus on a specific feature. 

"The photos demonstrate the different backgrounds and interests of the people who make up our group," FCA US CEO Sergio Marchionne said in forward to the calendar. "Our capacity to respect the differences and to learn from each other is crucial to our success. We are not on a quest to erase the differences. We are instead on a journey to grow together by taking advantage of the broad spectrum of unique traits and skills that we bring to a common purpose." 

Employees included photos of their vehicles on camping trips and vacations; hauling campers, boats and kayaks; taking kids to softball, hockey and soccer games; plowing fields, hauling hay and firewood; racing at the track; taking food to a shelter; and serving as vehicles for volunteer firefighters and police officers. 

The 24 winners came from a variety of company facilities around the world, including manufacturing plants, proving grounds, the FCA US headquarters and others. The calendar features two images each month. 

The 2016 calendars are currently being distributed to employees at all FCA US facilities worldwide. 


FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."

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