Aug. 23, 2017
Toyota Holds 11th Dream Car Art Contest Awards Ceremony
Gold Awards Go to Children from Sri Lanka, Canada and Brazil
Tokyo, Japan, August 23, 2017―Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today held an awards ceremony for the 11th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest at Mega Web, Toyota's vehicle experience facility in Tokyo's Koto Ward, where the award-wining entries were announced and awards were presented.
Entries in this year's contest numbered approximately 830,000 from 79 countries and regions. The award-winning entries (shown below) were selected among winners in national contests.
(Sri Lanka, Age 7)
(Canada, Age 10)
(Brazil, Age 15)
Massiel Esther Salguero
(Bolivia, Age 4)
|Comment by President Akio Toyoda|
"The drawing's warm theme of 'My dad buys a car for my mom' struck my heart. I could sense the caring feeling of giving the mother of a family freedom of mobility, of making her life easier and enabling the whole family to have a good time together with smiles on their faces. In Japanese, we have the term aisha, which means 'beloved car'. Cars, which Toyota makes, are rare among manufactured goods, in that they are sometimes preceded by the word 'beloved'. I felt both appreciation and joy in seeing cherished family love projected onto such a car, which was drawn in a very sweet way."
Fatahillah Faisal Rizqiawan
(Indonesia, Age 14)
The Engineering Inspiration Award is given to the entry (chosen by Executive Vice President Didier Leroy) that most inspires those in charge of car-making at Toyota. Based on the original drawing, TMC's Prototype Production Division reproduced the entry as a three-dimensional model, giving it a moving suspension, a propeller and a built-in music box.
Ana Gabriela Agudo
(Panama, Age 7)
Last year, the contest instituted the "Makes Me Smile! Award", which spreads the appeal of entered artworks by giving a wide cross section of the general public the chance to participate in the judging process. The award is selected by votes cast through the contest's official website. This year, the winner was chosen as the result of numerous votes from 133 countries and regions.
- General Evaluation of 11th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Artworks (by the judging committee)
The artworks of the 11th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest were highly regarded by the judges, who noted their exceptional quality, and helped the judges appreciate that each piece took much time to complete and was carefully drawn to give form to the artist's ideas. The children's artworks depict worlds that leap far beyond the imagination of the judges. For example, a piece with the theme of ocean floor resources features numerous undersea palaces of the "dragon god" (from a famous Japanese fable). In another piece (with a 3D theme), a tiger from one of the tales of Ikkyu-san (stories of the childhood of a famous Buddhist monk from centuries ago) is driven out through a partition screen. The vividness of the children's imaginations made the judges feel that their thinking was overly conservative. Even if the composition of the pieces seemed fantastical to the judges, they felt that the canvas serves as a natural world for children. The judges also noted that many artworks are tied to social issues, enabling them to see various realities from the viewpoints of children from around the world. The pieces have the power to inject common sense into the minds of adults by making them aware of the realities in which children live and the issues they face, such as uncertainty of the future, war, air pollution and water scarcity.
- Outline of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, first held in 2004, gives children around the world the opportunity to feel the joy and importance of having dreams. It is also meant to provide children an occasion for developing an interest in cars. Thanks to the support and cooperation of the children around the world who draw/paint their works and send them in, and of the distributors and affiliates who organize local competitions in their respective countries or regions, the contest was able to mark its 11th year in 2017.
There were approximately 830,000 entries from 79 countries and regions in this year's contest. National contests were held around the world from October 2016 to March 2017, with the winning artworks submitted to be judged in the world contest, which was held in April in Japan. Under the guidance of President Akio Toyoda, chair of the judging panel, art experts and automotive specialists from outside Toyota judged the entries and selected the award winners in the contest's three age categories.
One Gold award, two Silver awards, three Bronze awards and four Encouragement awards are awarded in each of the three categories of "Age 7 and under", "Ages 8-11" and "Ages 12-15".
There are three special awards: The President Akio Toyoda Award (chosen by President Akio Toyoda), the Engineering Inspiration Award (chosen by Executive Vice President Didier Leroy) and the Makes Me Smile! Award (an online voting award).
- Related Websites
- Toyota Dream Car Art Contest official website
- 11th World Contest Winning Artworks gallery
- Makes Me Smile! Award: voting website
- How to Download Entered Artworks
- Winning artworks of the 11th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, as well as photos and video from today's awards ceremony, can be downloaded from the following URL
http://www.image.net/dream_car_art_contest_2017 (scheduled to go online from around 14:00 on August 23)
- Related: Mobilmo™―an App That Allows Children to Experience the Craft of Future Manufacturing
To further advance the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest principle of exercising creativity through the craft of making things, Toyota launched Mobilmo™, a smartphone and tablet app that makes experiencing the craft of making things even more fun through digital technology.
Created through a partnership between Toyota and teamLab, a digital art collective gaining attention around the world, MobilmoTM aims to allow children worldwide to connect with their dreams and to help them find joy in the craft of future manufacturing through the following three key elements: "Move" (moving things), "Build" (freely creating things), and "More" (making more friends).
- Official website
- Press release
|Award||Name||Country / Region||Age||Title of Artwork|
|Gold Award||Ruwindya Thushadi Indraratne||Sri Lanka||7||Toyota Knowledge Paradise Car|
|Hong Yu Liang||Canada||10||The Suitcase Car|
|Victória Bezerra Oliveira||Brazil||15||The Recycle of Dreams|
|Silver Award||Angeline Keisya Andani||Indonesia||7||Turtles Sea Patrol Car|
|Khamphou Sihalath||Lao PDR||11||TOYOTA Car Rescue the Bomb|
|Xiao Yun Lim||Malaysia||11||My Save Our Earth Dream Car|
|Lok Yan Noelle Yau||Canada||13||Toyota Mobile Library|
|Hansaja Dewnith Wele Parpelage||Sri Lanka||14||Sins Extracter - Path to Wisdom and Heaven Car|
|Bronze Award||Noel Bariki Arego||Kenya||6||Trojan Horse Car|
|Wan-Yun Lee||Taiwan||7||Car that Protects Marine Ecology|
|Sirinya Sombatprom||Thailand||6||Turtle Car, the Sea Creator|
|Phakwaran Kaewkhao||Thailand||8||Ostrich Car|
|Oleksandr Serhiiovich Perekhrest||Ukraine||11||Anti-Radiation Car|
|Adrijaa Pal||Ghana||10||Toyota Transformer|
|Premmika Meepara||Thailand||12||The Hornbill Life Saving Car|
|Ariane Lorice Raymond||Haiti||14||Mother Nature of Art|
|Lattana Chandavong||Lao PDR||14||TOYOTA Car Tree Wonderland|
|Akio Toyoda Award||Massiel Esther Salguero||Bolivia||4||Mother's Car|
|Engineering Inspiration Award||Fatahillah Faisal Rizqiawan||Indonesia||14||Note Car|
|Makes Me Smile! Award||Ana Gabriela Agudo||Panama||7||Toyo Terra Click|
|Encouragement||Aja Aigerim Middleton||U.S.A. <Hawaii>||7||Adult Play Car|
|Han Yean Choo||Malaysia||6||Aromatic Garbage Car|
|Ana Gabriela Agudo||Panama||7||Toyo Terra Click|
|Massiel Esther Salguero||Bolivia||4||Mother's Car|
|Liam Joseph Sayer||South Africa||11||The Aqua Transporter|
|Kseniia Alexandrovna Shirobokova||Russia||10||Emotion Car|
|Maja Joanna Górecka||Poland||8||The EcoRabbit Vehicle|
|Athalia Genevieve Clarke||Jamaica||10||Leaf Car|
|Sophia Ivey Stark||U.S.A. <Hawaii>||12||Toyota Seeds of Memory Car|
|Fatahillah Faisal Rizqiawan||Indonesia||14||Note Car|
|Doménica Alexandra Vega||Ecuador||14||Toyopeace|
|Ada Maria Ciontu||Romania||12||Toyota Symphony on Wheels Orchestrating Communication|