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Oct 17, 2014, Japan

The 9th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is Open!

The 9th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest welcomes entries from October 2014. The theme is "Your Dream Car". Share the drawing with a car of your imagination with us and win a trip to Japan.
Toyota encourages children to share ideas about the future of transport and a society that lives in harmony with the environment, by drawing their dream cars of the future. We believe in our children’s dreams and in the importance of moving forward towards achieving them.
During the previous contest, more than 660,000 entries were received from over 75 different countries and regions.
We will keep you informed on the new participating countries and regions.

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Aug 27, 2014 Japan

The 8th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Awards Ceremony

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”.

Message from Gold Award Winner

Raceanu Iasmina Maria, Romania

As a motto for the experience offered by Toyota I would choose a phrase found in the book Alice in Wonderland: „Beyond what you see, everything might be totally different”. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest was, for me, an opportunity to increase my motivation to think of something you never thought of before. They say never cannot be thought of. I hope that now, I think, to some extent the "never"!

In each of us there is a story written by our soul by the way it lives in us. If the story is alive, we will always be alive, otherwise we disappear. My dream car inspired by the shape of seahorses, gather all the stories in his body and using plants that captures light that content changes within us and transforms dead alive. Storyota helps people to discover the hidden "chambers" inside and renew them. Thus we can be in harmony with everything around us: Nature, Friends, Strangers, Things We Create. Thank you, Toyota, for the extraordinary chance to leave us all to discover and renew dreams together! I think that everything we dream is real. Yet, who really dreamed?

Please refer to the following page for further details.
http://www.toyota-global.com/events/dream_car_art_contest/world/2014/awardgallery.html

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