TNL rewards contest winners with laptops, corporate gifts
Toyota Nigeria Limited (TNL) has rewarded winners of the 12th Dream Car Art Contest held recently with laptops, certificates and other corporate gifts.
The contest, held in Abuja, Port-Harcourt and Lagos saw 318 children participating in Abuja; 325, in Port-Harcourt; and 520 in Lagos, while three winners emerged from each of the cities.
Under the arrangement, three national finalists from each category making nine winners in all emerged after the rigorous assessment of entries from the three drawing centers.
TNL explained that all the winning entries were judged based on the originality, creativity, environmental friendliness, safety and futuristic concept in their drawings.
A statement issued by TNL’s Public Relations Manager, Bukunola Ogunnusi, explained that the nine winners were invited to the prize and certificate ceremony at TNL corporate headquarters, in Lagos.
TNL explained that the winners’ parents, teachers and well-wishers were entertained and “winners went home with Laptops, other corporate gifts and most importantly, winner’s certificate”.
In attendance, also included were the Head of Marketing Department, Andrew Ajuyah, Chief Security Officer, Aliu Umar, Managing Director of Black Sea, Stanley Salami and the Managing Director of Freddie Scott Associates, Kayode Adeleye.
The Managing Director of TNL, Kunle Ade-Ojo expressed his resolve to continue to support initiatives.
He said “Toyota (Nigeria) Limited believes in tapping into the minds of children towards helping them realise their God-given talent and express it positively.
He added that the platform will help build the confidence of these budding artists and future leaders in the creative world.
“We have been doing this for about seven years now and we will continue to organise the contest annually as long as it remains relevant to our CSR objectives,” he said.
He encouraged all to begin to practice from now till the contest comes up in 2019, to increase their chances of winning in the keenly contested event.
One of the winners, Tosin Shike Deborah Ogundeji, thanked the company for the opportunity given to them to prove their talents, while one of the parents, Dr. Francis, also thanked the company for giving the children the opportunity to exhibit their creativity.
Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of Toyota Motor Corporation Japan to develop the innate artistic talent in children and to cultivate an enduring relationship with them.
Toyota distributors and dealers alike globally have keyed into this initiative because of its acceptance and impact on children’s psyche the world over.
The contest comprises of age brackets- eight to 11 years; and 12 to 15 years.
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