LOCAL WINNERS OF THE 2018 DREAM CAR ART CONTEST ANNOUNCED
The future is green, according to the young winners of the local leg of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
The contest, which ran from 17 January1 March, received 11 630 entries from around SA. This was narrowed down to 15 finalists, with the winners announced at a fun-filled event held at Toyota SA.
Eco-friendly innovation was key this year. Fabian Edward Rodrigues was the winner of the Under-eight category, with his Toyota Green Life Maker, which “sucks up all the pollution, dirt and drought, as well as sadness, and turns it into a clean, beautiful and green world with happy people”. The winner in the 8-11 category was Aaron Chetty with PET Siyaya, a vehicle that “uses vegetable oil as fuel, resulting in less carbon emission and uses solar-powered wings”. The innovation has a suction pipe that collects light plastic bags and bottles. Danika Erasmus took first place in the 12-15 age category with her artwork, Toyota Adamas, which creates diamonds out of carbon pollution.
The three winners’ artworks will now be entered into the international competition to be held in Japan later this year. Akio Toyoda, President of the Toyota Motor Corporation, chairs the judging panel, which includes art and automotive specialists.
You never know, you may find some of these innovative features built into a future generation of Toyota vehicles!
ABOVE: Aaron Chetty, Danika Erasmus and Fabian Edward Rodrigues, who were all winners in the competition in their respective age groups. BELOW, FROM LEFT: Fabian Edward Rodrigues: Toyota Green Life Maker. Aaron Chetty: PET Siyaya and Danika Erasmus: Toyota Adamas.