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The winners of the 2019 Toyota Dream Car Competition have been announced at a fun-filled awards ceremony. Taking place annually, the Dream Car Art Contest is organised by Toyota affiliates around the world. The competition is open to three age categories, namely: "under-8s, 8-11 and 12-15 year-olds".

The top five contestants in each category win prizes on a national level and the top three are subsequently entered into the international competition – judged in Japan – in a panel including President of Toyota Motor Corporation - Akio Toyoda.

In the Under 8 category, Reese Govender whose vehicle is called "The Future is Toyota" clinched first place. Reese’s design is based on her dream of, Toyota becoming the leading car manufacturer in space exploration.

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Liandra Hon’s 'Toyota Core Inner Planet Travel' claimed first spot in the 8-11 years category. The Toyota Core travels within hyper-loop tunnels inside the earth, to get to any country within minutes.

In the 12-15 years category, Renee Leah Chetty walked away with first prize for her 'Toyota Bubbly'. Her vehicle will "suck pollution and clean the air everywhere it drives and recycles carbon pigments into non-toxic inks and paint. It will then create some pretty bubbles and some artwork on them and then it will open up its back doors to release fresh air and bubbles."

The prizes for each age category in the national competition were as follows:

• 1st Place: PS4 to the value of R7 000 and R8 000 in cash

• 2nd Place: PS4 to the value of R7 000

• 3rd Place: Xbox One to the value of R5 000

• 4th Place: Tablet to the value of R3 000

• 5th Place: Makro Voucher to the value of R2 000

This year, the national competition ran from January 2019 to the 1st of March. Over 14 000 entries were received from all over South Africa with children showcasing their talent and creative skills.

Our winners are:

CATEGORY 1: Under 8 years

5th Place is Saiesha Govender

Saiesha Kalisha Govender

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4th Place is Casey Paulse

Casey Paulse

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3rd Place is Pragashnie Vijayarathnam

Pragashnie Vijayarathnam

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2nd Place is Noluthando Malunga 

Noluthando Malunga

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1st Place is Reese Govender

Reese Govender

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Vehicle Name: The Future is Toyota

Description: My concept is based on my dream of Toyota becoming the leading car manufacturer in space exploration

CATEGORY 2: 8 - 11 Years

5th Place is Sahasra Kalakonda

Sahasra Kalakonda

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4th Place is Tyrell Munsamy

Tyrell Munsamy

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3rd Place is Elke Nel

Elke Nel

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2nd Place is Ryan Chetty

Ryan Leonardo Chetty

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1st Place is Liandra Hon

Liandra Hon

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Vehicle Name: Toyota Core Inner Planet Travel

Description: The Toyota Core travels within hyper-loop tunnels inside the earth to get to any country within minutes

CATEGORY 3: 12 - 15 Years

5th Place is Aaron Chetty

Aaron Chetty

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4th Place is Nadine Parsotham

Nadine Parostham

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3rd Place is Tharan Shivashanker

Tharan Shivashanker

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2nd Place is Wingyi Liang

Wingyi Liang

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1st Place is Renee Leah Chetty

Renee Leah Chetty

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Vehicle Name:  Toyota Bubbly

Description: It will suck pollution and clean the air everywhere it drives and recycles carbon pigments into nontoxic inks and paint. It will then create some pretty bubbles and some artwork on them and then it will open up its back doors to release fresh air and bubbles

Dream Car Art Contest

First held in 2004, the Dream Car Art Contest gives children around the world the opportunity to feel the joy and importance of having dreams. The competition also affords children a platform to share ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars. Last year, a total of 650 000 entries were received from 76 countries. 


This year, TSAM added a new element to the competition: schools that collected the most entries were awarded. The top three performing schools were Chloorkop Primary School (1st prize - R15 000), John Mitchell School (2nd prize – R10 000) and Pioneer Primary School (3rd prize – R5 000). 

TSAM thanks everyone who participated in the 13th annual Dream Car Art Contest and wishes to congratulate all the winners on their achievements.


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