Aug. 23, 2017

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Toyota Holds 11th Dream Car Art Contest Awards Ceremony

Gold Awards Go to Children from Sri Lanka, Canada and Brazil

 

Tokyo, Japan, August 23, 2017―Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today held an awards ceremony for the 11th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest at Mega Web, Toyota's vehicle experience facility in Tokyo's Koto Ward, where the award-wining entries were announced and awards were presented.

Entries in this year's contest numbered approximately 830,000 from 79 countries and regions. The award-winning entries (shown below) were selected among winners in national contests.

Age 7 and under―Gold
"Toyota Knowledge Paradise Car"
Toyota Knowledge Paradise Car
Ruwindya Thushadi Indraratne (Sri Lanka, Age 7)
Ruwindya Thushadi Indraratne
(Sri Lanka, Age 7)
This car provides everyone with a clean environment, sensibilities and knowledge related to sharing, health and education for building a better future.

Ages 8-11―Gold
"The Suitcase Car"
The Suitcase Car
Hong Yu Liang (Canada, Age 10)
Hong Yu Liang
(Canada, Age 10)
This is a portable car that folds closed like a suitcase and uses air as its power source. It floats in the air and can help people escape natural disasters, such as tornadoes and earthquakes.

Ages 12-15―Gold
"The Recycle of Dreams"
The Recycle of Dreams
Victória Bezerra Oliveira (Brazil, Age 15)
Victória Bezerra Oliveira
(Brazil, Age 15)
This car brings together people's dreams of joy, love and new ideas. It keeps communities clean by converting organic waste into fuel and helps trees live longer by fertilizing them with its exhaust.

President Akio Toyoda Award
"Mother's Car"
Mother's Car
Massiel Esther Salguero (Bolivia, Age 4)
Massiel Esther Salguero
(Bolivia, Age 4)
Comment by President Akio Toyoda
Comment by President Akio Toyoda
"The drawing's warm theme of 'My dad buys a car for my mom' struck my heart. I could sense the caring feeling of giving the mother of a family freedom of mobility, of making her life easier and enabling the whole family to have a good time together with smiles on their faces. In Japanese, we have the term aisha, which means 'beloved car'. Cars, which Toyota makes, are rare among manufactured goods, in that they are sometimes preceded by the word 'beloved'. I felt both appreciation and joy in seeing cherished family love projected onto such a car, which was drawn in a very sweet way."
Engineering Inspiration Award
"Note Car"
Note Car
Fatahillah Faisal Rizqiawan (Indonesia, Age 14)
Fatahillah Faisal Rizqiawan
(Indonesia, Age 14)
Engineering Inspiration Award "Note Car"
The Engineering Inspiration Award is given to the entry (chosen by Executive Vice President Didier Leroy) that most inspires those in charge of car-making at Toyota. Based on the original drawing, TMC's Prototype Production Division reproduced the entry as a three-dimensional model, giving it a moving suspension, a propeller and a built-in music box.
Makes Me Smile! Award (online voting award)
"Toyo Terra Click"
Toyo Terra Click
Ana Gabriela Agudo (Panama, Age 7)
Ana Gabriela Agudo
(Panama, Age 7)
Last year, the contest instituted the "Makes Me Smile! Award", which spreads the appeal of entered artworks by giving a wide cross section of the general public the chance to participate in the judging process. The award is selected by votes cast through the contest's official website. This year, the winner was chosen as the result of numerous votes from 133 countries and regions.

  • General Evaluation of 11th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Artworks (by the judging committee)

The artworks of the 11th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest were highly regarded by the judges, who noted their exceptional quality, and helped the judges appreciate that each piece took much time to complete and was carefully drawn to give form to the artist's ideas. The children's artworks depict worlds that leap far beyond the imagination of the judges. For example, a piece with the theme of ocean floor resources features numerous undersea palaces of the "dragon god" (from a famous Japanese fable). In another piece (with a 3D theme), a tiger from one of the tales of Ikkyu-san (stories of the childhood of a famous Buddhist monk from centuries ago) is driven out through a partition screen. The vividness of the children's imaginations made the judges feel that their thinking was overly conservative. Even if the composition of the pieces seemed fantastical to the judges, they felt that the canvas serves as a natural world for children. The judges also noted that many artworks are tied to social issues, enabling them to see various realities from the viewpoints of children from around the world. The pieces have the power to inject common sense into the minds of adults by making them aware of the realities in which children live and the issues they face, such as uncertainty of the future, war, air pollution and water scarcity.

  • Outline of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, first held in 2004, gives children around the world the opportunity to feel the joy and importance of having dreams. It is also meant to provide children an occasion for developing an interest in cars. Thanks to the support and cooperation of the children around the world who draw/paint their works and send them in, and of the distributors and affiliates who organize local competitions in their respective countries or regions, the contest was able to mark its 11th year in 2017.

There were approximately 830,000 entries from 79 countries and regions in this year's contest. National contests were held around the world from October 2016 to March 2017, with the winning artworks submitted to be judged in the world contest, which was held in April in Japan. Under the guidance of President Akio Toyoda, chair of the judging panel, art experts and automotive specialists from outside Toyota judged the entries and selected the award winners in the contest's three age categories.

The Awards
Awards

One Gold award, two Silver awards, three Bronze awards and four Encouragement awards are awarded in each of the three categories of "Age 7 and under", "Ages 8-11" and "Ages 12-15".

Special Awards

There are three special awards: The President Akio Toyoda Award (chosen by President Akio Toyoda), the Engineering Inspiration Award (chosen by Executive Vice President Didier Leroy) and the Makes Me Smile! Award (an online voting award).

  • Related Websites
  • How to Download Entered Artworks
Winning artworks of the 11th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, as well as photos and video from today's awards ceremony, can be downloaded from the following URL
http://www.image.net/dream_car_art_contest_2017 (scheduled to go online from around 14:00 on August 23)
  • Related: Mobilmo™―an App That Allows Children to Experience the Craft of Future Manufacturing

To further advance the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest principle of exercising creativity through the craft of making things, Toyota launched Mobilmo™, a smartphone and tablet app that makes experiencing the craft of making things even more fun through digital technology.

Created through a partnership between Toyota and teamLab, a digital art collective gaining attention around the world, MobilmoTM aims to allow children worldwide to connect with their dreams and to help them find joy in the craft of future manufacturing through the following three key elements: "Move" (moving things), "Build" (freely creating things), and "More" (making more friends).

Official website
http://www.toyota-global.com/events/mobilmo/
Press release
http://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/en/detail/17701506/
  • Mobilmo™
  • Mobilmo™
  • Mobilmo™

Attachment

List of 11th Dream Car Art Contest Award Winners
Award Name Country / Region Age Title of Artwork
Gold Award Ruwindya Thushadi Indraratne Sri Lanka 7 Toyota Knowledge Paradise Car
Hong Yu Liang Canada 10 The Suitcase Car
Victória Bezerra Oliveira Brazil 15 The Recycle of Dreams
Silver Award Angeline Keisya Andani Indonesia 7 Turtles Sea Patrol Car
Elis Yazici Turkey 7 Savior
Khamphou Sihalath Lao PDR 11 TOYOTA Car Rescue the Bomb
Xiao Yun Lim Malaysia 11 My Save Our Earth Dream Car
Lok Yan Noelle Yau Canada 13 Toyota Mobile Library
Hansaja Dewnith Wele Parpelage Sri Lanka 14 Sins Extracter - Path to Wisdom and Heaven Car
Bronze Award Noel Bariki Arego Kenya 6 Trojan Horse Car
Wan-Yun Lee Taiwan 7 Car that Protects Marine Ecology
Sirinya Sombatprom Thailand 6 Turtle Car, the Sea Creator
Phakwaran Kaewkhao Thailand 8 Ostrich Car
Oleksandr Serhiiovich Perekhrest Ukraine 11 Anti-Radiation Car
Adrijaa Pal Ghana 10 Toyota Transformer
Premmika Meepara Thailand 12 The Hornbill Life Saving Car
Ariane Lorice Raymond Haiti 14 Mother Nature of Art
Lattana Chandavong Lao PDR 14 TOYOTA Car Tree Wonderland
Akio Toyoda Award Massiel Esther Salguero Bolivia 4 Mother's Car
Engineering Inspiration Award Fatahillah Faisal Rizqiawan Indonesia 14 Note Car
Makes Me Smile! Award Ana Gabriela Agudo Panama 7 Toyo Terra Click
Encouragement Aja Aigerim Middleton U.S.A. <Hawaii> 7 Adult Play Car
Han Yean Choo Malaysia 6 Aromatic Garbage Car
Ana Gabriela Agudo Panama 7 Toyo Terra Click
Massiel Esther Salguero Bolivia 4 Mother's Car
Liam Joseph Sayer South Africa 11 The Aqua Transporter
Kseniia Alexandrovna Shirobokova Russia 10 Emotion Car
Maja Joanna Górecka Poland 8 The EcoRabbit Vehicle
Athalia Genevieve Clarke Jamaica 10 Leaf Car
Sophia Ivey Stark U.S.A. <Hawaii> 12 Toyota Seeds of Memory Car
Fatahillah Faisal Rizqiawan Indonesia 14 Note Car
Doménica Alexandra Vega Ecuador 14 Toyopeace
Ada Maria Ciontu Romania 12 Toyota Symphony on Wheels Orchestrating Communication

Downloads (Images)

  • Toyota Knowledge Paradise Car (Gold Award, Age 7 and under)
    Toyota Knowledge Paradise Car
    (Gold Award, Age 7 and under)
  • The Suitcase Car (Gold Award, Ages 8-11)
    The Suitcase Car
    (Gold Award, Ages 8-11)
  • The Recycle of Dreams (Gold Award, Ages 12-15)
    The Recycle of Dreams
    (Gold Award, Ages 12-15)
  • Mother's Car (President Akio Toyoda Award)
    Mother's Car
    (President Akio Toyoda Award)
  • President Toyoda
    President Toyoda
  • Note Car (Engineering Inspiration Award)
    Note Car
    (Engineering Inspiration Award)
  • Note Car (Engineering Inspiration Award)
    Note Car
    (Engineering Inspiration Award)
  • Toyo Terra Click (Makes Me Smile! Award)
    Toyo Terra Click
    (Makes Me Smile! Award)