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2018-01-25 08:06

Image: Motorpress

South Africa - Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is proud to announce the 12th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Entries have officially opened for this year’s instalment and will close on 1 March 2018. The contest is a Toyota initiative and is aimed at encouraging children to explore their creativity as well as transport their imagination beyond our physical realm.

Toyota creating opportunities 

The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is intended to create opportunities for children throughout the world to develop their interest in cars and help them feel the joy and importance of having a dream through drawing pictures of their dream cars.

The contest was visualised by Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda, who wanted to create a platform to teach children to use the power of dreams and imagination as well as stimulate their interest in cars.

READ: Car art competition: 830 000 entries, 30 finalists and 1 star from SA!

Children from all over the world are invited to share ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars. Toyota hopes that this activity will help nurture the creativity of the next generation of great inventors, thinkers and dreamers.

The competition is comprised of the National and the World Contest. The National Contest is held in each of the participating countries till March 2018. Local winners will be entered as representatives of their countries into the World Contest, which will be held in Japan in August.  

In 2017, Cape Town's 11-year-old Liam Sayer was the only South African participant who had made it through to the final World contest. He was one of only 30 entrants globally.

       Liam Sayer from Cape Town with his winning car art which took him to the final round of the competition in Japan.                                                            Image: Supplied.

Contestants stand a chance to win the following awards for all three categories:

• 1st Place: PS4 to the value of R7 000 and R8 000 Cash

• 2nd Place: PS4 to the value of R7 000

• 3rd Place: Xbox One to the value of R5 000

• 4th Place: Tablet to the value of R3 000

• 5th Place: Makro Voucher to the value of R2 000

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