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Winners at “17th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest” emerge

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Winners have emerged at the “Toyota Dream Car Art Contest – National Contest”, a contest aimed at celebrating the creative achievements of young artists from across the nation.

The winners were unveiled in an event which took place on March 7th, 2024, at the Toyota by CFAO offices situated at 1090 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, and 28, Ndola Crescent, Wuse, Zone 5, Abuja

The Toyota by CFAO Nigeria sponsored National Contest which ran from 16th January to 16th February 2024 and attracted an impressive 2,700 entries from various regions in Nigeria, amongst which three participants from each entry category were selected as winners and entered as representatives of our country into the World Contest, to be held in Japan.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Boye Ajayi, MD Toyota by CFAO said, “The National contest invites children from all corners of the country to share ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars. The artworks displayed at the ceremony not only demonstrated the artistic prowess of Nigerian children but also reflected their unique perspectives on mobility, sustainability, and technological advancement. Through their vibrant creations, these young artists showcased Nigeria’s potential as a hub of creativity and innovation in the automotive industry, and we at Toyota hope that this activity will help nurture the creativity of the next generation of great inventors, thinkers, and dreamers.”

“Since 2004, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest has been conducted as part of Toyota’s social contribution initiatives. In 2023 alone, there were about 780,000 entries from 90 countries and regions around the globe”, he said.

Young artists, Oluwafiresayomi Babalola for portrait titled ‘House on Wheels’; Abdulwariz Sulaimon for portrait titled ‘Toyota Crocs Car’, and Olajuwonlo Aletan for portrait ‘War Debris recycling and construction car’ dominated the competition by winning first place in Category 1 (7 years or under), Category 2 (8 – 11 years) and Category 3 (12 – 15 years) respectively.

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