Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, announced the 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 December 2nd, 2015, until February 21st, 2016.
The competition will be open for children aged 5 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 complements of Al-Futtaim Motor
“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,” said Saud Abbasi, Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Motors.
“It was even more impressive to have Minhal Sami, a local talent recognized 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.”
Al-Futtaim Motors will be receiving participants in the Toyota Sharjah 1 showroom on January 22-23, 2016, Toyota Abu Dhabi showroom located on Airport Road on January 29-30, 2016, and Toyota Dubai Festival City showroom on February 5-6, 2016, where special corners will be set for participants to express their creativity. These corners are equipped with the necessary art material and will be managed by a team of art tutors to guide and help the children materialize their ideas.
Children who submit their artwork for the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest will have their submissions judged by a local jury.
DCAC 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.
Dedicated to serving the world’s marginalized children, the CNCF event saw a good participation of UAE resident children who not only participated in the contest but also expressed their creativity on the recently launched Toyota Land Cruiser, which was converted into a painting canvas.