Kenyans placed among best finalists globally in the 16th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
News → Kenyans placed among best finalists globally in the 16th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
Wednesday 16th August 2023
There was remarkable excitement at the Toyota by CFAO Motors showroom as two of the winning finalists were recognised globally as being among the best in the 16th edition of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.
Accompanied by their parents and teachers, Tegan Kathambi Eve (9 years old) and Cooper Kelvin Mukyelule (14 years old) each received the specially constructed Award Certificate Shields made by Production Engineering Development Centre in TMC.
The shields were presented to them by Joshua Anya (Deputy Managing Director, Toyota and Yamaha) and Daniel Maundu (General Manager, Toyota) at a joyful occasion where the children were feted besides receiving words of encouragement and inspiration from the management.
“I’m happy to win in the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest and I am very proud of myself! said Tegan, who came up with the “Care Giver Car” [here ] and was best in Kenya in Category 2
Cooper, who was best in Kenya in category 3 remarked, “I am very excited for winning in the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest”. He came up with the “Toyota Peace and Stability Car” [here] being a solution to military conflicts around the world.
About the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, first held in 2004, gives children around the world a hands-on experience to feel the joy and importance of having dreams. It is also meant to provide children with an opportunity for developing an interest in cars.
Thanks to the support and cooperation of the children around the world who drew their works and sent them in, and of
the distributors and affiliates who organized local competitions in their respective countries or regions, the contest marked its 16th year in 2023.
Entries in this year’s contest were approximately 780,000 from 90 countries and regions. The award-winning entries were selected in National contests held around the world from March 2022 to February 2023, with the winning artworks submitted to be judged for the world contest. In May 2023, the entries were judged and award winners were selected.
The judges in the 3 Age categories were comprised not only of Toyota Motor Corporation Representatives but of Art Experts and Automotive Specialists outside of Toyota.