De­signs for the fu­ture

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S IX Vic­to­rian de­sign­ers have been named win­ners in the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try com­pe­ti­tion Tar­get 2020.

In­dus­try and Trade Min­is­ter Jac­inta Al­lan headed the dig­ni­taries at the awards pre­sen­ta­tion this week, with prizes pre­sented by Tar­get 2020 judges Richard Fer­lazzo (GM Holden De­sign, chief de­signer) and Brian Tanti (Au­toHori­zon Foun­da­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer).

The Au­toHori­zon Foun­da­tion hosted the event at Dock­lands as well as dis­play­ing its FR-1 elec­tric con­cept. Au­toHori­zons aims to de­velop car-in­dus­try ca­reers for the next gen­er­a­tion of en­gi­neers, de­sign­ers and trades­peo­ple and high­light how lo­cally de­vel­oped light­weight technology has a role in fu­ture eco-friendly pas­sen­ger cars.

As such, it’s a log­i­cal part­ner for the an­nual Tar­get 2020 au­to­mo­tive de­sign com­pe­ti­tion, run by the VACC, for sec­ondary and ter­tiary stu­dents in Vic­to­ria.

There are three cat­e­gories: es­say, de­sign and model-mak­ing. The stu­dents, and their school, col­lege or uni­ver­sity, win prizes of $500 for the es­say cat­e­gory and $3000 for the de­sign and model-mak­ing cat­e­gories.

Role model: Chaoyi Li.

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