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VACC "Cars of the Future" Competition 2009

January 9th, 2009
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Target 2020, the VACC’s ‘Design the Car of the Future’ Competition, has attracted a record number of entries.

VACC House was inundated with models, designs and essays before the deadline closed.

“We are very pleased by the response and by the high standard of the entries. The innovative concepts, crafting and designs submitted are truly amazing,” VACC General Manager, Communications and Marketing, Tim O’Brien said.

“The future for car design and manufacturing in Australia looks to be in good hands if the creativity and capability of these young designers is a guide. In presenting their designs and models, Victoria’s Secondary and Tertiary students have not shied away from the economic, environmental and energy challenges faced by car manufacturers.

“Such is the standard, the judges will have their work cut out whittling the entries down to a shortlist. It is going to be very hard to leave any of them out.

“All shortlisted entries will be displayed at the 2009 Melbourne Motor Show. This provides a great opportunity for the students to showcase their talents before the public and manufacturers.

“Last year, as with the previous year, the winning tertiary students found employment with Holden and Ford,” Mr O’Brien said.

There are three categories for Target 2020 entries.

1. Model Making – where students build a model car and include a brief explanation of its features and operations. Winners will receive individual cheques of $3,000, plus an additional $3,000 for each prize winner’s school, TAFE or University.

2. Drawing and Design - students design the car of 2020 and include a brief explanation of their ideas. Winners will receive individual cheques of $3,000, plus an additional $3,000 for each prize winner’s school, TAFE or University

3. Essay category - students write an essay on personal transport of the future and changes in car design and technology. Winners will receive $500, plus an additional $500 for each prize winner’s school, TAFE or University.


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