Toyota Motor Corporation TMC recently concluded its global Dream Car Art Contest for children, announcing the names of the lucky winners who will receive a free trip to Japan.
In landmark achievement that constitutes a first in TMC's history, Jordanian participant Dana Abu Ghdaib from the Ahliyya School for Girls received the Best Finalist award within the age category 3 of the contest, which included contestants aged 13 to 15. Abu Ghdaib was the only Jordanian contestant who scored positive results in the second round, showcasing the creative potential inherent in Jordan's youth and younger generations through her remarkable piece, “Gagalicious.” Abu Ghdaib shared her victory with nine other students from various nations.
TMC's Dream Car Art Contest is an interactive festival that allows children aged 15 and younger from around the globe to cultivate and showcase their artistic talents, inviting participants to use their imaginations to depict their future dream car via hand-drawn pictures. The local phase of the contest was launched in its sixth round last November, covering three age groups: 10 years or younger, 10 to 12 years and 13 to 15 years old.
Nadim Haddad, Marketing Manager at Central Trade and Auto Company Toyota's sole dealer in the Kingdom expressed his joy at Abu Ghdaib's major victory, which not only reflected the raw talent present in Jordan but also represented the Kingdom and its education sector in a positive light in a large-scale global event.
"This contest reflects Toyota's commitment to children and students, as well as the company’s staunch dedication to supporting education and fostering creativity within the Kingdom's schools," explained Haddad. "Such contests motivate students to express themselves artistically, rewarding achievements through positive reinforcement and promoting art as a vehicle for self-expression and actualization."
Abu Ghdaib will join the other winners in the trip of a lifetime to Japan during the period between the 26th and 30th of August 2012. The winners in the 2012 round from all categories hail from Australia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Kenya, New Caledonia, Romania, Singapore, Thailand, Bangladesh, China, Honduras, Hungary, South Africa, Vietnam, Columbia, Hawaii, Taiwan, Turkey, Zimbabwe and Saudi Arabia.
CTA was founded in 1999 as the exclusive dealer for Toyota in the Kingdom. The company went on to adopt the Hino brand in 2006, followed by the Lexus brand in 2007. Toyota Motor Corporations is the world's largest automobile maker by sales and production. Toyota is also committed to developing and producing hybrids and alternative-fuel vehicles.