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BMW launches yourMelbourne future mobility competition to students

By Tom Fraser, 10 Sep 2019 Car News

BMW launches yourMelbourne future mobility competition to students

BMW throws $5000 challenge to Victorian high-school students to design the perfect future mobility scenario

BMW Group Australia has issued a challenge to the high school students of Victoria: submit a plan for the perfect future mobility scenario.

The state-wide digital competition is designed to inspire the youths of Victoria to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in order to boost Australia’s technological development and future workforce.

Entrants are asked how they would improve Melbourne transport network for the year 2040, and are posed the question: How will you travel around Melbourne in 2040? Does it look different to mobility of today?

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Secondary school students are invited to submit their vision for what the future of mobility will look like through one of four topics: city design, transport infrastructure, sustainable mobility or transport technology.

Entries are permitted as either 800-2000 word essays, up to eight sketches or illustrations, or as a video submission between 1-3 minutes.

Four winners will be chosen to receive a $5000 education grant and their families will enjoy a six month loan of a BMW or Mini plug-in hybrid car.

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“The yourMelbourne competition shines a light on the next generation of visionaries, inspiring young Australians to realise their future mobility needs and that of the city of Melbourne,” said BMW Group Australia CEO Vikram Pawah.

Winning entries will be announced at the BMW Group yourMelbourne Festival on Sunday 20 October at the company’s headquarters in Mulgrave, Victoria.