|By JCN Newswire||
|August 28, 2013 01:32 AM EDT||
Dream Car Art Contest at Mega Web, TMC's vehicle experience facility here in the Odaiba waterfront area.
A total of 30 children and their guardians from 24 countries and regions participated in the awards ceremony, where Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best Finalist, and special awards were presented.
The 30 winning pieces were displayed from July 17 at Mega Web, where visitors voted on them. The piece that received the most votes from visitors received the Mega Web award, which was also presented at the awards ceremony. The piece that won the President Toyoda award (chosen by TMC President Akio Toyoda) was recreated as a 3D model and put on display.
At the end of the ceremony, participants worked together to complete an Infiorata-style* flower carpet using the three Gold award-winning pieces as a motif. The carpet is on display at Mega Web from today through August 29. The 3D model of the
President Toyoda award-winning piece will also be displayed from November 2 until mid-December. Photos and videos of the awards ceremony will be made available on the Toyota global website in mid-September.
Dream Car Art Contest URL: www.toyota-global.com/events/dream_car_art_contest/
About the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
The contest is open to children 15 years of age and below in 70 countries and regions around the world. Conducted as part of TMC's social contribution activities, the contest gives children throughout the world the opportunity to develop an interest in cars and helps them feel the joy and importance of having a dream. This year's contest, the seventh since it was first held in 2004, attracted 612,000 entries.
Local contests were held from October 2012 through March 2013, with 630 outstanding entries selected to progress to the world contest to be held in Japan in May of this year. TMC President Akio Toyoda led a jury consisting of outside experts in
art and automobile science in selecting the winners of the Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best Finalist, Finalist, and President Toyoda awards.
*The Infiorata is an Italian festival where flower petals are used to create complex works of art
Supported by people around the world, Toyota Motor Corporation (TSE: 7203; NYSE: TM), has endeavored since its establishment in 1937 to serve society by creating better products. As of the end of March 2012, Toyota conducts its business worldwide with 50 overseas manufacturing companies in 27 countries and regions. Toyota's vehicles are sold in more than 160 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.toyota-global.com.
Toyota Motor Corporation Public Affairs Division Global Communications Department Tel: +81-3-3817-9926
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