The fu­ture is green, ac­cord­ing to the young win­ners of the local leg of the Toy­ota Dream Car Art Con­test

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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.

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