Over 1000 Nigerian Children Partake in Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

…As Winners Urge Toyota to Manufacture Their Dream Cars

FEMI OWOEYE

Not less than 1,115 children from Nigeria’s various Geo-political zones participated in the 12th edition of Toyota Annual dream Car Art Contest held recently in Abuja, Port-Harcourt and Lagos.

The event, a CSR initiative of Toyota Motor Corporation, aimed at developing the innate artistic talent in children and cultivating an enduring relationship with them, required children from different schools and states to share their concepts about the future of mobility with drawing of their dream cars.

Participants were attracted from three age categories, including: Under 8 years, 8-11 years and 12-15 years respectively.

The contest, which drew 500 participants from Lagos, 313 from Abuja and 303 from Port-Harcourt, recorded a total of nine winners, including two from Port-Harcourt, one from Abuja, one from Jos and five from Lagos.

In a statement released on Monday, Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL), noted that Toyota distributors and dealers alike globally have keyed into this initiative because of its acceptance and impact on children’s psyche the world over, adding that winners of this year’s edition emerged after the rigorous assessment of entries from the three drawing centers.

It states: “All the winning entries were judged based on the originality, creativity, environmental friendliness, safety and futuristic concept in their drawings.”

At an award of prize and certificate ceremony held at Toyota (Nigeria) Limited corporate headquarters, Lekki on Saturday,  17th of March 2018, the winner’s parents, teachers and well-wishers were entertained and winners went home with Laptops, other corporate gifts and most importantly, winner’s certificate.

In attendance were the Head of TNL’s Marketing Department, Mr. Andrew Ajuyah, TNL’s Public Relations Manager, Mrs. Bukunola Ogunnusi, Chief Security Officer, Mr Aliu Umar, Managing Director of Black Sea, Mr Stanley Salami and Managing Director of Freddie Scott Associates Mr Kayode Adeleye.

Making presentations and explaining the concepts of their drawings respectively, the winners urged Toyota to manufacture their dream car in the future.

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