In the category five to eight years old, Kim Morel from La Misère primary school took first place (the snail looking car), Elisha Michel also from La Misère primary school, snatched second place (the lady bird Toyota car) and Jamines Constant from Independent School took third place (Eco Airbus Seychelles).
In the 8 to 11 years old category, Alina Muslun from Independent School took first place (My Dream Car), Omera Mathieu also from Independent School snatched second place (Coco de mer car) and from the same school Eli Loizeau took third place (Aqua Car).
The last category from 12 to 15 years old, saw Nathalie Desaubin from Independent School take first place (Flying helping talking car), Ruben Celestine from Pointe Larue primary school took second place (My Dream Car) and Jean Paul Kilindo from Beau Vallon primary school came out third (Bubble Bucket).
The winners received their prizes from the managing director of Abhaye Valabji Anil Valabhji in a small ceremony last week at the Abhaye Valabhji Showroom, Providence.
The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is held to encourage and inspire creativity in children who are our future; amazing ideas are born from dreams.
The contest also allows the students to have fun but also to realise how vital their dreams are. As a manufacturer, Toyota strongly believes in the importance of dreams and is committed to supporting children’s dreams.
Running from January 2016 to March 2017, the National Contest attracted 116 participants from around the country. Among the entries, three participants from each entry category were selected as winners, and they will enter as representatives of our country into the world contest, to be held in Japan.
Business development manager Clifford Mondon stated that the competition was launched in 2004, where children aged 15 years and below from all over the world could participate, sharing their ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars.
“The contest received millions of submissions and today it is one of the largest global art contests for children. Although the competition is in its 11th year, it is the first time that Abhaye Valabhji has taken part in the contest. The local jury had a tough choice to choose the best nine artworks as the children’s drawing were filled with amazing ideas,” he said.
During the ceremony the 12th Toyota Dream Car Art contest was launched and it will run from November 2, 2017 to February 18, 2018.
Source : Seychelles NATION