The 10th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest (TDCAC), held in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, was successfully conducted across 21 Toyota showrooms in Oman.
One of the largest global art contests for children, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites children from all cornersto share ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars.
Hundreds of entries were received for the competition, which encourages children to call upon their fertile imagination & creative skills, to design what they think would be a great car for the future. With the successful conclusion of the event, the jubilant winners have now emerged.
The Official Prize Distribution Event washeld at various Toyotabranch locations namely Salalah, Ibri, Ibra, Nizwa, Sohar, Al Kamil, Barka and Muscat.
Here goes the list of the winners in the Under 8 Category: FromSinaw,Durar Amur Al Mabsalitook homeaXbox 1. Thrilled to be a winner, Durar, a grade 1 student of the Al Shareq Schooltold us that she was participating in TDCAC for the second time. She harbours ambitions of being a Doctor when she grows up. Her father, a member of the armed forces, felt proud about her winning the prize and appreciated the annual TDCAC.
SefYousufSaif MohammedAl Hinai, hailing from Samail won an iPad Mini 3.The 7-year oldfelt joy and happiness in participating in TDCAC for the first time and also to have won a prize! Young Sef, a first grade student at the Alyanabee School wants to be a photographer & painter when he grows up. His proud parents appreciated Toyota holding the annual painting event and expressed a hope that it would continue. FatmaHamoodSalim Al Wahashi from Ibri was the happy winner of a Sony PS Vita.
In the 8 to 11 years category, the winners comprised of Abdul Salam Salim Al Mabsali from Sinaw, who won an iPad Air 2.Happy and excited, the grade 5 student has participated in TDCAC earlier and wants to be a doctor when he grows up. His parents, highly appreciative of TDCAC, called it an excellent platform for encouraging and nurturing young talent. From Suweiq, it was a jubilantHaninFawzy Mohamed Elnozahy who took home a Dell Laptop while from Salalah,LeronAttisSuares won a Samsung Tab.
In the children aged from 12_15, the winners comprised of Chris Anto from Salalah, who won himself an iPhone 6. He is a class 10 student at the Indian School and wants to become an IT professional when he grows up. From Sinaw, PrabhurajRajanPillai won a Lenovo Laptopand Abdul Hamid Salim Al Mabsali won a Canon DSLR.
According to a Toyota spokesperson, “Apart from the above 9 National winners, 60 Branch Winners were also declared in the 10th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, Oman and they each won a JBLBluetooth Speaker – to encourage them & appreciate their efforts”. Every contestant who participated received a Certificate of Participation.
The competition was held on a massive scale in Oman to foster not just an interest in cars but about the role, they play in people’s lives. Numerous schools across Oman participated in the contest by sending across the entries of their students via the Ministry of Education.Recalling the highly successful event, an official mentioned, “We were ready for a large number of people. Even so, the staggering numbers exceeded everyone’s estimates! This is the index of Toyota’s popularity in Oman.”
“With such wonderful results, it is more than evident that this annual property of Toyota was yet again successful at inspiring young minds to dream, to imagine. It brought together families and spread many smiles & happiness. Invitations were extended to the winner and their family to be part of a fun filled event and receive the prize in presence of other winners and their families, turned out in large numbers making these events a roaring success,” said the spokesperson.
The spokesperson continued, “Toyota Oman has been participating in the event since the 5thedition of TDCAC. We are happy to say that this year, we received a very high number of entries from Oman – since the time Oman started participating. Lot of compelling entries received that show the creativity of the children of Oman!”
In conclusion, he added “Following the brand philosophy of Toyota, ‘Always a better way’, we are constantly trying to reinvent ways to do things in a better way & hope to keep contributing to society in the best ways that we can.”