VACC Automotive Design Awards at the Australian Motoring Festival, 2015

Important news:

The VACC Automotive Design Awards will now be presented at the Australian Motoring Festival. The Festival is going to be a great event and because car companies, vehicle enthusiasts, members of the automotive industry and public will already be at the Melbourne Show grounds (26-29 March), why not host the prize giving there?

So, please note, we have switched the presentations from Federation Square to the Festival. Winners of the secondary and tertiary Awards will be notified in advance and, closer to the event, invited to a short presentation.

Rest assured, just because we won’t be at Federation Square, doesn’t change this year’s competition. Entries will still be assessed by our expert panel of judges made up of the Heads of Design from Ford, Holden and Toyota. Winners will receive prize money and an Award and all shortlisted student work will be displayed to the public, in the Auto Design Centre, at the Festival. 

The Auto Design Centre is a dedicated area to promote the automotive design industry. It’s an initiative by the design teams from Ford Australia, GM Holden and Toyota Australia. Visitors will see professional designers at work, including drawing, digital sketches and clay modelling. It will be an informative and educational exhibition with those visitors interested in a career in the design industry able to ask questions and seek course information from Monash and RMIT universities.

Key dates for student entries to the 2015 VACC Automotive Design Awards 

• 27 February – final entry submission deadline date and all designs/models delivered to VACC
• 26 March - Australian Motoring Festival (AMF) starts
• 28 March, 11am – VACC Automotive Design Awards winners presentation at AMF
• 29 March – Australian Motoring Festival finishes
• 31 March – students collect their designs/models from VACC



The VACC Automotive Design Awards mean exposure, networking and introductions

Guests attending the Awards Night include :
  • Professional Automotive Designers
  • Automotive Industry Members
  • Government Ministers
  • Lecturers and Trainers
  • Employers
  • The Media



Student winners receive cash prizes for themselves and for their school, college or university.

find out more about prizes


Are you the best Automotive Designer in Victoria? First, second and third placed Awards will be presented at Secondary and Tertiary levels.
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