Mike Stevens | Mar 19, 2009

The winners of the VACC ‘Car of the Future’ Target 2020 competition had their entries put on show in front of 157,000 visitors at the 2009 Melbourne International Motor Show for the eleven days of the event.

VACC’s Target 2020 competition is run each year and challenges both secondary and tertiary students to create their vision of how cars might look in the now not-so-far-off future of 2020.

The six winners said they were thrilled to have their entries displayed alongside more than fifty shortlisted entries.

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If having hundreds of thousands of people looking at their work isn’t enough, entrants are also in the running for a $3000 cash prize at both the secondary and tertiary levels.

Time to organise a forged birth certificate…

All six winners were asked by VACC for their thoughts on the competition:

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Kevin Lee (Above), Monash University – Tertiary model making category

“Exhibiting at the Motor Show introduces students to industry leaders. It is an opportunity for exposure and motivates us to get our work out and be seen”.

Cameron Newnhan, Scotch College – Secondary model making category

“All these beautiful cars are here at the Motor Show and mine among them. It could not be better”.

Matthew Blythman – Swinburne University – Tertiary design category

“It has been an amazing experience. When I return from my design internship in Germany, I hope to start a career in the Australian automotive industry.

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Nishant Mathur (Above), Melbourne High School – Secondary design category

“It is a great honour to be a Target 2020 winner. I came to the Motor Show last year, saw the displays and thought to myself, I must do this”.

Andrew van der Merwe, Monash University – Tertiary essay category

“Winning this is going to give me a head start and it will be top of my resume”.

Daniel Romano, St Joseph’s College, Melbourne – Secondary essay category

“This is the second year I have entered. I love cars, I love the competition and I love the buzz and atmosphere of being involved in the Melbourne Motor Show”.

For more information on the Target 2020 competition, click to view the website.

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