The State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited (STCBL) announced the winners of the 12th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest (TDCAC) yesterday at its conference hall in Thimphu.
TDCAC is one of the largest art contests for children. It is open to children below 15 years old from across the globe to share ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars.
TDCAC is held to encourage and inspire creativity in children and with the objective that drawing their dream cars will let the children not only have fun but also realize how vital their dreams are. And as a manufacturer, Toyota strongly believes in the importance of dreams and is committed to supporting children’s dreams.
About 160 participants from the different schools, 66 from little Dragon, 89 from Drukgyel School, three from Rinchen Khenphen and one each from Dr. Tobgyel and Lungtenzampa Middle Secondary School took part in the contest.
There were three categories for the TDCAC, the first category-under eight years old, second for ages eight to 11 years and the third category for 12 to 15 year olds.
The total number of arts received as of March 2 in category one was 8, 87 in category two and 14 in category three and of the total received arts, the first screening in category one resulted in five entries, 42 in the second category and 13 in the third category.
Five-year old Nyingtig Aryaa Rabsell from Little Dragon Primary School won the first price from category one. There was only one winner from the category.
From category two, the winner was Wangchuk Zan, 11 years old from Drugyel Central School,, runners up was Kezang Norbu Choden, a 10 year old from Little Dragon Primary school and third prize winner was Lhazin T Wangmo, a nine year old from Little Dragon Primary school.
In the third category, Sonam Choden, 12 years, was the winner, Shendrup Palden from Drugyel Central School was runners up and Yeshey Dolma, 13 years, from same school took the third prize.
Three winners from each category will be selected as national winner and awarded the cash prizes with certificates from STCBL and send their art works to Japan for the world contest competition. The world contest winner will get a trip to Japan with their parents or guardian.
The winners will be awarded with cash prizes by STCBL: the winner will receive Nu 10,000, Nu the runners up Nu 5,000 and the third position holder will get Nu 3,000.
STCBL advertised the TDCAC 2018 on social media and at their website from January 30 and the participants was asked to submit their works to the head office by March 2.
Yenten Thinley from Thimphu