Al-Futtaim Motors has announced its participation in Toyota’s global initiative, Dream Car Art Contest, designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage interest in making the world a better place, which will run from 2nd December 2015 until 21st February 2016.
The competition will be open for children aged five to 15 across three categories, with gold, silver and bronze awards being granted across all three groups. The three categories will feature entrants aged 5 – 7 years old, 8 – 11 years old and 12 – 15 years old.
The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is being conducted as part of Toyota’s social contribution initiatives. It 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. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites children from all corners of the globe to share ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars, allowing them to express their creativity, thoughts and dreams with the world at large.
A total of nine finalists from the UAE will have their artwork submitted to the global competition in Japan, representing the top three artworks from each age category. An award certificate and prizes will be presented to the gold, silver, and bronze award winners in the UAE, with a chance to be invited to the award ceremony to be held in Japan later during the year, should their artwork be shortlisted.
While in Japan, winners will visit a Toyota factory and get to experience different facets of the Japanese culture. Additionally, the top nine local finalists will receive a professional painting set, while the top three local finalists will be given a further art studies endowment, compliments of Al-Futtaim Motors.
Saud Abbasi, Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Motors said “Last year’s edition of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest saw an impressive showing of more than 12 schools and over 1,000 children participating on a local level, a fantastic feat in itself for a first edition in the UAE. It was even more impressive to have Minhal Sami, an Emirati talent recognised with the first Toyota ‘Engineering Inspiration Award’, a very special award granted to the entry that most inspires Toyota’s automobile production staff. We hope this achievement inspires more young artists to join our contest for the upcoming year.”
The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest kicked off at the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF) annual fund raising event sponsored by Al-Futtaim Motors in collaboration with Hertz, in-line with Al-Futtaim Motors and Toyota’s efforts to provide a better future for upcoming generations.
For more information on the competition, please visit http://www.toyota.ae/world-of-toyota/dream-car-art-contest/.