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Sunday, 27 September 2015





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Dream Car Art Competition

The winning painting of
Sethumdee Dewagamage - under 7 category

Awards were given in Tokyo, Japan recently for paintings of future Toyota cars dreamed by children.The winner in the under 7 category was Sri Lankan Sethumdee Dulanya Dewagamage who is on our cover this week. Dulanya won the Gold Award. Toyota Alpha Bird car - The universal language car was her choice.

She said, “it is a car that makes it possible to share ideas when language differs.”

The winning painting of
Ada Maria Ciontu - under 8-11 category

Eleven-year-old Ada Maria Ciontu from Romania won the Gold award in the 8-11 category for her painting of the Toyota Robo-Fly for girls in need.

Thirteen-year-old Azul Paz Servin Rodas of Paraguay won the the Gold award in the 12-15 category for a Nano car.

Other awards were also given. The President, Akio Toyota Award was won by fifteen-year-old Hye in Park from Canada and the Engineering Inspiration award for Ecofix car was won by nine-year-old Minhal Adnan Sami from the UAE.

The Ecofix car was converted into a 3-D model and will be exhibited in Toyota facilities throughout Japan for one year.

The winning painting of Azul Paz
Servin Rodas - under 12-15 category

The Dream Car competition was held in Japan recently.Since 2004, Toyota has requested children from around the world to put their creativity to work in creating their Dream Cars.

The results ranged from the impressively practical to the downright unusual, but most importantly they all show abundant imagination, and are all unique.

Ecofix 3D model car

Not only do they give inspiration on what new cars to make, they also remind Toyota the kind of responsible global citizen it should be: whether it be helping little girls learn to read in Romania or conserving the environment in Paraguay.

The response to this year's contest was overwhelming: Toyota received a record total of over 875,000 artworks from 81 countries and regions.

The National Contests were held until March 2015, with selected entries progressing to the World Contest in May 2015.

Original painting of Ecofix car

The World Contest entries were judged by Toyota President Akio Toyoda and a panel of outside experts in art and automotive science, and winners were invited to Japan for the award ceremony in August.

This year, gold awards were presented to children from Sri Lanka, Romania and Paraguay for three age categories.

The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest official site is: http.// car art contest/


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