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100 CHILDREN AWARDED IN THE 2017 TOYOTA DREAM CAR ART CONTEST

The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is an annual competition organized by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) of Japan for all children below 16 years all over the world. The contest seeks to uncover creativity in children by asking them to draw their dream cars. The contest is grouped into three (3) categories: for children under 8 years, 8 to 11 years and 12 to 15 years. This year’s contest participation was very massive with 982 artworks received all across Ghana. Artworks were received from individuals and over 25 schools including Morning Star, Delhi Public School, Merton International School, Crown Prince Academy, Ghana International School, Association International School, Sogakope D/A Junior High School, just to mention a few. Out of the total entries received, the best nine artworks, comprising of the best three from each category were selected. These nine artworks have been sent to TMC to compete with other winning artworks from other countries at the international level. The winners were selected based on the message the artwork carried, artistic skills exhibited and originality. The best nine winners together with 91 other selected winners were hosted at a fun filled awards ceremony. The event was immersed in fun activities such as: artwork display, drawing area, face painting, beads making, just to mention a few. The event was climaxed with the presentation of exciting prizes to the three winners including electronic notebooks and laptops, bilingual computers, electronic tablets with already downloaded learning applications and geological talking telescopes. The other 91 winners received Toyota branded school supplies. The Managing Director, Mr. Takuya Kajiura, in a welcome address urged all the children to keep having flexible ideas and imagination not just for the Dream Car contest but for their own daily life. This he said would help them create something new which would be required by the society in the near future. The guest of honour, Hon. Barbara Asher Ayisi, Deputy Minister of Education in charge of Basic Education applauded Toyota Ghana for their support in promoting education in the country. She added that the government was committed to promoting quality education and would continue to support initiatives like this. The event brought together friends and family of the lucky participants. It was indeed a great day to remember.