The winners of the Malaysian level of the annual Toyota Dream Art Contest will be representing the country at the World Contest in Japan in August 2022. The national level contest, in its 15th year, had closed its submissions earlier in February. UMW Toyota Motor received over 2,280 entries from youth around the country. Of these, 3 have been chosen to represent Malaysia.
The winners of the 15th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest are:
- Chong Xia Juan, 7 years old, from Category 1 (7 years old and under)
- Choo Yi Zhe, 10 years old, from Category 2 (8 -11 years old)
- Liew Jia Xin, 13 years old, from Category 3.
While every artwork submission was invigorating, brimming with the passion and dreams of the young artists, the artworks of these 3 talents stood out the most. The chosen winners were the ones who impressed the judges the most with their creativity in expressing their dream car through art.
“Despite the pandemic, I am pleased to announce that we received over 2,280 entries. I would like to thank the participants, their parents and everyone involved for making this year’s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest a success! We are very inspired by the imagination and ideas of these children and I enjoyed looking at the future of mobility through their perspectives. As a leader in mobility, we will continue innovating with a focus on sustainability to pave the pathway to our future of Electrification in Malaysia,” said President of UMW Toyota Motor, Ravindran. K.
At the virtual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Closing Ceremony, Mohd Shamsor Mohd Zain, UMW Toyota Motor Executive Director of Sales, thanked the participants for sending in their submissions and for their continued support towards the initiative. He also applauded the creativity of the participants and hopes that the next generation of great inventors, thinkers and dreamers can be nurtured from this contest.
“Without setting boundaries or limitations, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest encourages children to let their creative and imaginative minds run free as we believe that every great idea was born in the glimmer of a dream. All of this year’s artwork submissions were very impressive and it wasn’t easy choosing the final victors of the National Competition. I would like to congratulate the winners of the 15th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest and wish them the best of luck as they represent Malaysia in the next phase of the contest, the World Contest in Japan!” he commented.
The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest seeks to cultivate children’s imagination and artistic expression in the form of art. It has been held annually since 2004 as part of the automaker’s social contribution initiatives which invites young artists from all over the globe to imagine what the future of mobility will look like by drawing their dream car.
“As we remain focused on propelling society forward by educating, engaging and empowering people beyond the road, we will continue holding this annual contest to engage and educate our children and empower them as future society leaders. We look forward to your continued support and interest each year,” Ravindran. K added.