Published on October 21st, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
TOYOTA DREAM CAR ART CONTEST FINALS IN TOKYO JAPAN
Since 2004, as part of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Japan social contribution initiatives, Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites children from all corners of the globe to share ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars. As for UMW Toyota Motor, the company continues to conduct the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, an annual Toyota international children’s art contest since 2012.
According to Datuk Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor, “We at Toyota believe in nurturing the creativity of the next generation of great inventors, thinkers and dreamers. Every great idea was born in the glimmer of a dream. Hence, this is also a good chance for our Malaysian children, who have creative imagination and passion for drawing, to try and compete with others around the world”.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Japan held an award and closing ceremony of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest for 31 finalists from 22 countries at Mega Web, TMC’s vehicle experience facility in Tokyo’s Koto Ward.
Two qualifiers represented Malaysia to the final stage were Asher Royce Anthony (Gold winner of ‘Under 8 years old’ category in the National Phase contest) and Evonne Tan Wei Ni (Silver winner of ‘8-11years old’ category in the National Phase contest).At the award and closing ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, Evonne Tan Wei Ni, aged 10 who walk away with the bronze award with her interpretation of “Underwater Musical Vehicle” as her dream car which brings peace, harmony and healthy life to the world. Her parents were proud and overjoyed when she was announced as the bronze winner for Category 2.
The Toyota Dream Car Art contest was opened to children 15 years of age and below around the world. This year’s contest attracted over 660,000 entries from 75 countries, of which more than 1,100 entries were received by many talented children from Malaysia during the National phase. There were a total of 31 award winners from the top 90 selected finalists who was then presented with Gold, Silver, Bronze and Best Finalist awards for three categories. In addition to that, there were one special category which is known as the President Akio Toyoda Award where the winner is personally selected by Toyota Motor Corporation’s President Akio Toyoda .
Cheering and commenting on the contest, Datuk Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor said, “I wish my heartfelt congratulations to Evonne Tan Nei Yi, Bronze winner in the World Contest, from Malaysia and not forgetting Asher Royce Anthony who was also selected as one of the top 90 finalists. I am able to see children’s high creativity and practical ideas with the message of creating better lives in Malaysia through their dream cars.”
Photos and videos of the award ceremony are made available on the Toyota global website. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest URL: