Tokyo, Japan, August 27, 2014—Toyota Motor Corporation today held an awards ceremony for the 8th 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 (7 and under, 8 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 Akio 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 Bui Thanh Mai (age 6) of Vietnam for “Super Crab Car”, Yodsing Jirawat (age 10) of Thailand for “Wat Pho Massage Car”, and Raceanu Iasmina Maria (age 16; 15 at the time of submission) of Romania for “STORYOTA”. Mealaksey Pha (age 5) of Cambodia won the President Akio Toyoda award for “Smart Fish Car”.
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An online campaign, “Dream Car of the Day”, is being held from May 29th until August 26th. This 90-day campaign showcases 90 artwork selections by finalists of the 8th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Each day one artwork will be featured as a Hero on the website. By clicking the “Like” button, the viewer can enjoy a 6-second animation video created from the artwork.
Additionally, the Gold and other prizes will be announced at an award ceremony to be held on August 27th.
Campaign Period: May 29 to August 26, 2014
Campaign Website: www.dreamcar-of-the-day.com
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