Designs for the future
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.