Home Insider Insider News Press Conference for 9th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Press Conference for 9th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

The press conference for 9th Toy- ota Dream Car Art Contest was held at Toyota’s official Myanmar Dealer T.T.A.S Co., Ltd. on Kaba Aye Pa- goda Road on 15th of Nov at 10:30 in the morning. It was attended by judges; U Aye Zaw the Chairman of T.T.A.S, singer and actress Chit Thu Wai, artist Nyein Chan Su and Managing Director of newly opened Mingalar Motor Mr. Nusorn Pangsapa. The special guest, Mr. Seiji Kai, the General

Manager of Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. (TMAP) Mekong Department gave an appearance on this press conference. TMAP was established as a wholly-owned subsid- iary of TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) to coordinate and facilitate Toyota vehicles and vehicle parts, as well as to pro- vide Management Services to related com- panies in the region.

This contest is Toyota’s 9th Global Dream Car Art Contest arranged by Toyota Motor

Corporation. Being divided into three age categories; seven years old and younger, eight to eleven, twelve to fifteen years old, every contestant of age of 15 years and younger can join this contest. The purpose of this contest is to invite children from all corners of the globe to share ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars. Children who are prized in Nation- al Contest will be upgraded to the World Contest. And those who win the latter will

be given a chance to visit Japan for free of charge to attend an award ceremony. These young dreamers will be given tours at a Toy- ota factory as well as can experience various aspects of Japanese culture.

This Dream Car Contest has been held since 2004 by Toyota Motor Corporation as a part of its Social Contribution Initiatives, partic- ipated by contestants from over 70 coun- tries. First Myanmar Toyota Dream Car Art Contest was held in 2013 in which 324 children participated and a total of 9 prizes were awarded. In that contest, the 7 year- old Ma Eaint Oo Thwe was awarded the first prize in “under 7 years old” category and was also listed on best 90 artworks globally.

One of the judges, artist Nyein Chan Su said at the press conference, “We judge them based on how children can describe their dream car which they have dreamed of, their creativity and we observe how Myanmar people are familiar with motor cars.” He then continued, “There are also some ques- tions. Do the children have a family-owned car? Are they able to join this contest only if they possess a car at home? We have ques- tions like that.” He also said that they faced with some difficulties during first contestant in Myanmar due to the insufficiency of staff that they couldn’t cover the whole Yangon region. But this year they expect to expend the number of contestants from Yangon as well as Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw.

Another judge of this contest, singer and actress Chit Thu Wai said, “I would like to suggest to let the children create their own artwork in freedom without any kind of con- trol from parents and teachers or any kind of influence.” The special guest to this press conference, Mr. Kai made a short comment in Myanmar Language, “We hope many more children will participate in this 9th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.”

Artist Nyein Chan Su hinted some informa- tion concerning with art contest, “There is Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw” on 6th and 7th of December. In that event, we will have some 4’ to 8’ long canvas on which we will let children draw whatever they want to cre- ate. Then, we professional artists will finish what they have drawn. This is cooperation between kids and professionals. And that activity is sponsored mainly by Toyota Mo- tor Corporation.”

This 9th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is being celebrated in Myanmar for the second time starting from 15th of November 2014 to 13th February of 2015.