KUWAIT: As part of its efforts to encourage children to share their ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars, Mohamed Naser Al-Sayer and Sons and Al-Sayer Group Corporate Excellence held a national event to qualify winners for the 14th edition of Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, one of the largest global art competition for children.

The competition drives extraordinary thoughts from young minds, challenging them to be future innovators. The ‘National Winners’ will represent Kuwait in Toyota World Contest. Nehad Al-Hajj, Group Manager Corporate Excellence, said: “As we know currently, educational institutions are administering online classroom sessions, and due to COVID-19 restrictions, public events and gathering are not permitted.

In such challenging circumstances, to encourage participation among children to develop their extracurricular activities while learning from home, Al-Sayer distributed free A3 drawing sheets to the parents and visitors through our showrooms and service centers. At the same time, we highly appreciate the valuable support from teachers’ online groups, art institutions, NGO’s, and partners supported to reach participants who is under 15 years of age category inviting them to this amazing contest.”

Two prominent independent external jury members Jawaher Al-Muhanna, Director of Art Education, and the Fine Artist Hanouf Al-Morjan, Head of the Art Education Department at Kuwait Ministry of Education, joined for the screening process. The selection included pre-elimination, and the jury evaluation based on Toyota’s three category selection processes that cover artistic message, uniqueness and art characteristics. From out of 800+ physical drawing sheets, jury selected 18 national winners to represent the competition for the year 2020-2021.

For the National Contest Winners, Al-Sayer will be soon announce the details of award winners to facilitate with certificates and prizes. From Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) a Regional Award followed by World Contest Award is planned. For the World Contest in Japan, the Jury will select the best finalist from each age category. This year’s grand prize winners as well as special award winners and their representative schools will be receiving cash rewards to be utilized for academics per the terms and conditions of the contest.

“The aim of this contest is to let the children visualize their dreams inspired by the slogan ‘Draw Your Dream Car – Express Your Creativity’. From Toyota and Al-Sayer we want bright young minds to develop a keen interest in future of mobility and get excited to see their creations. We wish all the very best to the participants,” added Hajj.