Nine Malaysian children have had their work selected as the winning masterpieces in the National phase of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. For the National phase, winners were chosen from three age categories – under 10 years, 10 to 12 years, and 13 to 15 years old.
All winning submissions have been sent to Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Japan where they will be judged in the World Contest phase. In this phase, the top management from TMC, together with art experts, will judge every submission received from all over the world.
The winners of the World Contest will be invited to Tokyo, Japan, to attend the awards ceremony and receive their prizes in late August 2013.
“I am surprised by the immense creativity illustrated by the children in their artworks which clearly shows their understanding of creating a safer, cleaner environment for the future, along with Toyota futuristic and innovative models to create ties – a safe car for a safer and better society in the future,” commented Datuk Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor
“This ‘Toyota Dream Car Art Contest’ has created great awareness among the local communities and customers. There were over 1,000 artworks received from many talented children and I would like to congratulate the 9 lucky winners for their efforts and creativity that made it through to the World Contest,” he said.
The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, an annual international children’s art contest organized by TMC, began in 2004. Over the years, the number of countries from which submissions have been received has exceeded 70 and this year is the first time that Malaysian children have been invited to participate.
[by Chips Yap]