August 19, 2016

Toyota art contest aims to stimulate children’s imaginations

More than 800,000 children from over 80 countries participated in last year’s contest

Judges and organizers of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest aim to inspire children’s creativity.
Judges and organizers of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest aim to inspire children’s creativity.

JAPAN’S top automaker Toyota has launched its 10th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest – a picture drawing contest for children – with the aim of inspiring creativity in youth and encouraging their interest in the automotive industry.
Children below 15 years of age are invited to take part in the contest, with plans to select nine winners from three categories, said U Aye Zaw, the chairman of TTAS Co. Ltd, Toyota’s first authorised dealer in Myanmar.
Winning illustrations will be exhibited in Japan with national winners from across the globe. Worldwide winners will be chosen from the field of national winners and flown to Japan with their parents or guardians.
Artist Nyein Chan Su, a judge presiding over the contest, said the contest is an opportunity for local children to reveal their artistic skills, which may also help them develop their imagination skills.
Actress Chit Thu Wai, who also serves as a judge for the contest, urged parents to encourage their children to create works with their own ideas, saying the majority of children and young people in the country are influenced by their parents.
As part of its social contribution initiatives, the Toyota Motor Corporation has held the global drawing contest since 2004.  Last year’s contest attracted more than 800,000 children from over 80 countries.
This is the third time Myanmar has joined the contest since 2014. More than 1,000 Myanmar children joined last year’s contest.
Interested children across Myanmar can send their works of art to No. 4 Pyidawaye Yeiktha Street, Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Yankin Township, or to Toyota showrooms in Yangon no later than 13 February 2016.


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