TMC holds seventh Dream Car Art Contest Awards Ceremony

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) held an awards ceremony today for the seventh Toyota Dream Car Art Contest at Mega Web, TMC's vehicle experience facility here in the Odaiba waterfront area.

A total of 30 children and their guardians from 24 countries and regions participated in the awards ceremony, where Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best Finalist, and special awards were presented.

The 30 winning pieces were displayed from July 17 at Mega Web, where visitors voted on them. The piece that received the most votes from visitors received the Mega Web award, which was also presented at the awards ceremony. The piece that won the President Toyoda award (chosen by TMC President Akio Toyoda) was recreated as a 3D model and put on display.

At the end of the ceremony, participants worked together to complete an Infiorata-style* flower carpet using the three Gold award-winning pieces as a motif. The carpet is on display at Mega Web from today through August 29. The 3D model of the President Toyoda award-winning piece will also be displayed from November 2 until mid-December. Photos and videos of the awards ceremony will be made available on the Toyota global website in mid-September.

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About the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

The contest is open to children 15 years of age and below in 70 countries and regions around the world. Conducted as part of TMC's social contribution activities, the contest 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. This year's contest, the seventh since it was first held in 2004, attracted 612,000 entries.

Local contests were held from October 2012 through March 2013, with 630 outstanding entries selected to progress to the world contest to be held in Japan in May of this year. TMC President Akio Toyoda led a jury consisting of outside experts in art and automobile science in selecting the winners of the Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best Finalist, Finalist, and President Toyoda awards.

*The Infiorata is an Italian festival where flower petals are used to create complex works of art





Region Age Title of Artwork
Gold Kaninnutch Chanchanayothin Thailand 9 The Guard of the Ocean
Lim Xin Ying Malaysia 11 Conservation Environment Car
Sorina Teodora Calinescu Romania 14 Toyota - Protector Car

For the complete list of winners, see the download section