14 awarded first prizes at Toyota art contest

March 26, 2018 - 18:00
Hồ Ngọc Anh Thi, a fourth grade student from Trần Nhật Duật primary school in Hà Nội is among the 14 first prize winners at a Toyota art contest.
Colourful: First prize work Fire extinguisher car by Hồ Ngọc Anh Thi, a fourth grade student from Trần Nhật Duật primary school in Hà Nội.
Viet Nam News

Hà Nội  — “I wish my dream car could actually work in reality. I drew fire trucks with lightning speed which could help firefighters get to fires in no time,” Hồ Ngọc Anh Thi, a fourth grade student from Trần Nhật Duật primary school in Hà Nội said.

Thi was speaking at the award ceremony of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest held in Hà Nội on Saturday. 

Thi’s work entitled Fire extinguisher car with lighting speed is among the 14 first prize winners.

This year’s 14 first prizes, 16 second prizes, 30 third prizes and 100 consolation prizes were given to children in three age categories (under eight, 8-11 and 12-15) with artworks representing their dream cars. 

“I was amazed by the creativity of the children, there are hundreds of artworks hung in the gallery, but they are all different. Each one sends different messages but they are all innocent ideas with pure desire of improving the environment,” Nguyễn Ngọc Tân, a father of one student said.

Toru Kinoshita, Toyota Motor Vietnam president said: “Beloved pupils, we have seen your imagination and creativeness through the dream cars that will be helpful for people’s lives and transportation in the future. I strongly believe that one day your dream cars will become a reality.”

The nine best artworks were selected and will participate in the World Contest. The winners of the World Contest (together with their guardians) will be invited to Japan to attend the Award Ceremony and experience various aspects of Japanese culture in August 2018. 

This year’s contest received 345,185 entries.

The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, initiated in 2004, has been held annually to inspire children’s imagination.

Việt Nam, since the school year 2011-2012, is one of the countries which achieved many awards in the world contest in Japan, including one gold award, one silver award and three best finalist awards.  — VNS