One of two Malaysian children selected for the Toyota Dream Car Art Global Contest recently held in Japan, Lim Xiao Yun, won the silver award category in a ceremony held at Mega Web, Toyota’s vehicle experience facility in Tokyo’s Koto Ward.
Lim, aged 11, developed a dream car art under the theme “My Save Our Earth Dream Car” which aimed at protecting the earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
“Without the protection of the ozone layer, biodiverse life will not be possible on earth but my dream car will protect the ozone belt.
“Our earth also faces other threats, but my dream car with its futuristic technology will divert meteorites and waste material falling off from the sky,” she remarked.
Lim and fellow Malaysian finalist, Choo Han Yean, aged 7, were selected out of 830,000 entries from 79 countries.
Toyota Dream Car Art contest was first introduced in 2004 to give children around the world the opportunity to feel the importance of having a dream and an occasion to develop their interest in cars.
Winning selections were made under the guidance of President Akio Toyoda, Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation.
The dream car art competition is open to three categories of young participants.
After the selection process, 30 junior artists with innovative and futuristic dream car ideas, 10 each from the three categories, were chosen for the global competition.
The contest primarily aims at encouraging children’s involvement from around the world to share ideas on future mobility by expressing their creative thoughts through art form, by drawing their dream cars.
“The young mind is a fertile workshop for new creative ideas. The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest promotes the engagement of the innovative minds.
“This year saw many keen participants and we are extremely proud that young Malaysians are very talented and futuristic in their thoughts,” said UMW Toyota Motor president Ravindran Kurusamy.