Tokyo, Japan, August 27, 2014—Toyota Motor Corporation today held an awards ceremony for the eighth Toyota Dream Car Art Contest at Mega Web, Toyota’s vehicle experience facility in Tokyo’s Koto Ward.
A total of 662,898 art works from 75 countries and regions were submitted to the contest. In each of three age categories (seven and under, eight to 11, and 12 to 15), one Gold, two Silver, three Bronze, and four Best Finalist awards were presented. In addition, one entry was selected for the special President Toyoda Award. The award ceremony was attended by the 31 award winners and their parents and guardians, representing 22 countries and regions.
The Gold award winners were Thanh Mai Bui (age 6) of Vietnam for “Super Crab Car”, Jirawat Yodsing (age 10) of Thailand for “Wat Pho Massage Car”, and Iasmina-Maria Raceanu (age 16; 15 at the time of submission) of Romania for “STORYOTA”. Mealaksey Pha (age 5) of Cambodia won the President Toyoda award for “Smart Fish Car”.
About the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
Conducted as part of Toyota’s social contribution activities, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is open to children 15 years of age and below worldwide. The contest, first conducted in 2004, gives children throughout the world the opportunity to develop an interest in cars and helps them feel the joy and importance of having a dream.
Local contests were held from October 2013 through March 2014, with 670 outstanding entries selected to progress to the world contest held in Japan. TMC President Akio Toyoda led a jury consisting of outside experts in art and automotive science in selecting the winners.
List of Eighth Dream Car Art Contest Award Winners
Thanh Mai Bui
Super Crab Car
Wat PhoMassage Car
Nafisa Noshin Khan Aishwarja
Dairy Cow Car
Two-Storied Earth:Eco-Pioneer Car That Creates Future Places
Royal Rain Car
Environmentally Friendly Toyota Kingdom
My Dream Car
Sethumdee Dulanya Dewagamage
Nature SoundMusic Car
Robo-Squid Hydropower Rescue Car
Evonne Tan Wei Ni
My Dream Car: Underwater Musical Vehicle
Environment Cleaning Car
Pranali Harish Patel
Toyota Love Car
Saji Kumar Deepak
Toyota Aqua Tour
Sorina Teodora Calinescu
Love & Peace Car
Smart Fish Car
Luo Tong Zoe Sim
Khalil Emeel Wahhab Kristina
I Can Fight Cancer with My Toyota Dream Car
SolvingPopulation Explosion on Earth
Isabel Bo Wang
New Vision in the Ocean
Toyota Holds Eighth Dream Car Art Contest Awards Ceremony