July 15 2011
Young Designers on Target For A Bright Future in the Automotive Industry

VACC has announced the winners of this year’s Target 2030 ‘Design the Car of the Future’ competition. The winners were presented with their Target 2030 Plaque and winner’s cheque at a Presentation Ceremony held at the Australian International Motor Show at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

“This has become one of the premier automotive design competitions in Victoria and we are proud of all the entrants,” VACC Executive Director, David Purchase, said.

“The future of the automotive industry is in good hands because this competition demonstrates that the next generation of designers are talented and passionate. They are all destined for great careers,” Mr Purchase said.

Target 2030 (formally Target 2020) is an annual automotive design competition for secondary and tertiary students in Victoria. There are three categories: Model-making, Design and Essay and the winners, plus their school, college or University, receive a cash prize of $3,000 (Model-making and Design categories) or $500 (Essay category).

“The prize money is significant however there are other reasons why students enter Target 2030. For example, this year’s winning entries were displayed at the MEC for the duration of the Motor Show where they were seen by thousands of people, including manufacturers, designers, car dealers and the media,” Mr Purchase said.

“Also, we know that schools, colleges, Universities and employers recognise the importance of Target 2030 and look for it on a student’s resume.

“One of the best incentives for entering Target 2030 is a chance to receive advice and feedback from our Judges. In Richard Ferlazzo, (GM Holden Design, Chief Designer), Neil McDonald (Ford Motor Co Australia, Brand Communications Manager) and Brian Tanti (AutoHorizons Foundation, CEO) we have three highly respected judges who are just as passionate about Target 2030 as the students. We appreciate their commitment and thank them for their dedication. We look forward to their involvement again next year,” Mr Purchase said.

designers group

Photograph: (Left to Right) Brian Tanti (Judge), Neil McDonald (Judge), Daniel Munnink, Hamish Kentwell, Sam Karopoulos, Tania Romano, Kirk Dyer, David Purchase (VACC Executive Director), Nigel Remedios, Richard Ferlazzo (Judge).


For more details about Target 2030, visit target2030.com.au

Continue for full list of the 2011 Target 2030 Competition winners…

Target 2030 ‘Design the Car of the Future’ Winners list

Model-making Category

Tertiary Model-making Winner – Nigel Remedios
University – Monash University (Lecturers: Selby Coxon, Mark Richardson, Peter Elliot)

Secondary Model-making Winner – Sam Karopoulos
School – Trinity Grammar School, Kew (Teacher: Peter Clinton)

Design Category

Tertiary Design Winner – Daniel Munnink
University – Monash University (Lecturers: Selby Coxon, Mark Richardson, Peter Elliot)

Secondary Design Winner – Hamish Kentwell
School – Wonthaggi Secondary College (Teacher: Steven Jansen)

Essay Category

Tertiary Essay Winner – Kirk Dyer
University – Monash University (Lecturers: Selby Coxon, Mark Richardson, Peter Elliot)

Secondary Essay Winner –Tania Romano
School – The Academy of Mary Immaculate, Fitzroy (Teacher: Martin McInerney)