Design a ‘dream car’ contest for kids
Winning Toyota’s art contest could send your kids to Japan
Kids in the UAE with a fascination for motoring, the imagination to think big and the art skills to design a dream car could win a trip to Japan thanks to a new art contest from Toyota.
The Toyota Dream Car art contest was launched by Toyota, Al Futtaim Motors and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) to inspire creativity in youth and encourage interest in making the world a better place.
Aimed at young people aged between 5 and 15 from across the nation the global contest will see participation from private and government schools, art schools and the public at large.
Last year, more than 660,000 entries were received from over 78 different countries making it one of the world’s largest children’s art contests. Al-Futtaim Motors is inviting parents to bring children to the Toyota showroom at Dubai Festival City on January 23-24 and to the Toyota Abu Dhabi Airport Road showroom on
January 30-31, to be part of the UAE’s first time participation in the Toyota Dream Car art contest.
Contestants will be given a painting set which includes markers, water colour tablets, crayons, oil pastes, colour pencils, painting brush and palette, amongst other accessories. The art contest will be run under the direction of thejamjar, a community arts space that promotes artists and support the development of
Dubai’s art scene through its extensive art programme, educational initiatives, and community projects. The top three local winners will be granted, on top of the professional painting set, one-year memberships to thejamjar, which will allow them access to workshops and professional mentoring in order to further develop their talents.
Winners of the global contest will be invited along with their guardians on a trip to Japan to participate in an awards ceremony in August 2015.By Will Milner
Time Out Dubai,