Dar es Salaam. Japanese auto maker Toyota has over the weekend awarded school children who won the ‘Toyota dream car art contest’ with the aim of promoting art and creativity among children.
Speaking at the awards ceremony the Toyota Tanzania Ltd marketing manager, Nadah Dhiyebi said the contest has been running for 14 years targeting children under 15 years old.
She said they received more than 400 entries from different pre and primary schools in Dar es Salaam, which were divided into three age groups.
“The first group was for children under eight, the second was for those between eight and 11, whereas the third was between 12 to 15-year-old. Judges were looking the peculiarity of drawing, nature and systems of drawing and the message.
However, she said the drawings are not necessarily going to be used by the Toyota to design cars but just to show creativity.
“We normally design cars according to customer’s needs of which children are not our customers. We just promote creativity.”
The winners of the three groups were categorized into three; gold, silver and bronze. The gold winners for each category were Ayan Hardik Vadodaria (under eight), Remanika Simhadri (8 – 11 years) and Atta Abbas Abdi (12 – 15years).
“The first winner got the Sh500,000 voucher, the second Sh300,000 voucher and the third got Sh100,000 voucher which they can use to buy items from identified Supermarkets.”