LAHORE: National awards of 12th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest was held today to announce 36 winners who will have a chance to compete in World Contest in Japan.

The dream car art contest is a global initiative organized annually by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Japan. The contest, held among 80 countries across the globe, welcomes children under 16 years of age who are encouraged to bring their dream cars to inception in the form of art. Pakistan has celebrated its victory as Global Winner twice in past years.

Children are broadly divided into three categories as per age. Additionally, the contest has a special “Royal” category to entertain disable children as well.  The winners are invited to Japan to attend the Award Ceremony in August.

The national winners of the first category children under 8 years were Gold in which Umamah Asif , Silver Seemal, and Bronze Syed Wali Zaidi.

The national winners of the second category (children aged 8 to 11) were Gold: Amna Tassaduq, Silver Muhammad Yousuf and Bronze Halima Sadia. 

The national winners of the third category (children aged 11 to 15) were Gold Moosa Satti, Silver Sufiyan Salman and Bronze Laraib Zainab.

The national winners in “Royal” category were Gold Umais Rasheed, Silver Hira Arslan and bronze Arsalan Bin Ayub.

CEO Indus Motor Company Ali Asghar Jamali said, “Pakistani children are immensely gifted and so is our nation. It is very unfortunate that we do not have sufficient platforms to bring this talent out to its full extent. Dream Art Car Contest is focused on showcasing the talent of Pakistani children to the world. This time around, we extended our circle and reached 1,147 schools across Pakistan. Total entries received for the contest around 38,000 which has made Pakistan the 3rd highest country in terms of entries received.”

Member of jury, Mehar Afroz said, “In the future, there is nothing cars can’t do. Cars will not only remain the mode of transportation but will become a resource to help people in need, conserve energy, save endangered species and they will continue to provide entertainment. These are the visions for cars of the young artists and national champions of Dream Car Art Contest.” He said.