Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL) has hosted the 11th Dream Car Art Contest held in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt. According to a statement from TNL, children came from different schools and states to share their concepts about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars in the contest. The contest comprises of age categories which are: Under 8 years’ old; 8-11 years and 12-15 years.

In Abuja, 297 children participated, 266 participated in Port-Harcourt and 559 participated in Lagos.
Three winners emerged from each category in Port-Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos centers. Three national finalists from each category (9 winners in all) emerged after the rigorous assessment of entries from the three drawing centers. All the winning entries were judged based on the originality, creativity, environmental friendliness, safety and futuristic concept in their drawings.

The nine winners were invited to the award of prize and certificate ceremony at Toyota (Nigeria) Limited corporate headquarters, Lekki on the 25th of March, 2017. Among the nine winners, two were from Port-Harcourt and seven from Lagos. The winner’s parents, teachers and well-wishers were entertained and winners went home with Laptops, other corporate gifts and winner’s certificate.

In attendance were the Managing Director of Toyota (Nigeria) Limited, Mr. Kunle Ade-Ojo; Head of Marketing Department, Mr. Andrew Ajuyah; Marketing Manager, Mr. Bayo Olawoyin and the Public Relations Manager, Mrs. Bukunola Ogunnusi. The Managing Director revealed that one of the winners in the 2018 contest will be sponsored by Toyota (Nigeria) Limited to visit Japan.

The winners gave presentation of their drawings, which explains the concept of their drawings respectively, they also urged Toyota to manufacture their dream car in the future.

One of the winners Ifunanya Nwankwo gave vote of thanks on behalf of the entire winners and expressed appreciation for the occasion and thanked the Managing Director and Toyota (Nigeria) Limited for the opportunity given to them to demonstrate their talents.

Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is a CSR initiative of Toyota Motor Corporation Japan to develop the innate artistic talent in children and to cultivate an enduring relationship with them. Toyota distributors and dealers alike globally have keyed into this initiative because of its acceptance and impact on children’s psyche the world over.

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