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The 2020 Toyota Dream Car Competition winners announced

The competition which is open to three age categories; Under-8s, 8-11 and 12-15-year-olds aims to inspire children to think about and visualise vehicles that will form part of their futures.

The competition which is open to three age categories; Under-8s, 8-11 and 12-15-year-olds aims to inspire children to think about and visualise vehicles that will form part of their futures. After receiving many creative entries, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has gone through each submission and revealed the winners of the 2020 Toyota Dream Car Competition. Each of the winners not only submitted their artwork but also explained their thinking behind each concept.

Under-8 Category: Khwezi Mhlawulifrom Durban: “I would like to see young kids playing with the car I drew and in toy stores and I would be very happy to see my car driven by me one day as I would like to be a racer.”

2020 Toyota Dream Car Competition Runner-Up: Humairrah Akbur Ally

Category 8 – 11: Sahasra Kalakonda, from Midrand: “My Super Solar Car runs only on solar panels to reduce air pollution. The whole body is made of solar panels. It can transform like a giant ship sail that can generate power for home. In drive mode it can transform to open more solar panels for extra power.”

Category 12 – 15: Zaakirah Alli, from Mount Edgecombe: “Sad faces and teary eyes as they look on. This breaks my heart! Therefore, my car is for people with physical disabilities. It can be entirely controlled by your mind or a lever. Wheels in, rocket mode activated and reach for the stars!”

While each category winner received great prizes, Toyota also rewarded the four runners up in each age category to inspire them even further. Sadly the winners won’t be entered into the international competition that is judged in Japan and furthermore, won’t even be able to attend a customary official prize-giving ceremony, the result of COVID-19 protocols.

The prizes for each age category in the national competition were as follows:

  • 1st Place: PS4 to the value of R7 000 and R8 000 in cash
  • 2nd Place: PS4 to the value of R7 000
  • 3rd Place: Xbox One to the value of R5 000
  • 4th Place: Tablet to the value of R3 000
  • 5th Place: Makro Voucher to the value of R2 000
2020 Toyota Dream Car Competition 8-11 Runner-up: Hamzah-Adam

“We hope that the prizes will go a long way in lifting up the spirits of all the winners and runners up. This is, without a doubt, one of the most challenging periods of our lifetime and we can only assume that it’s even more difficult for our children. We would therefore like to encourage them to continue dreaming beyond their social realms and confines – and we are proud that the Toyota Dream Car Competition, and art in general, affords them the opportunity to do just that,” Glenn Crompton, Vice President of Marketing, TSAM.

 
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