Toyota Motor Thailand awarded prizes to the winners of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest 2018, the twelfth of its kind.
The award ceremony was held at Lao Plaza Hotel in Vientiane on Mar 6 in the presence of Vice Minister of Education and Sports Khamphay Sisavanh, and Chief Operating Officer, Toyota Motors Thailand Mekong Division Pakorn Vongvitayapirom.
Toyota Dream Car Art Contest 2018 was split into three categories: under 8 years old, 8-11 years old and 12-15 years old.
The winner of the under 8 years old category was Mr Chittakone Pholthisan, a student from Eastern Art School in Vientiane. She was awarded 5 million kip.
The 1st and 2nd runners-up were Mr Somsavad Vongsaphay and Mr Lucky Keovongsa, who were awarded 4 million kip and 3 million kip respectively.
The winner of the 8-11 years old category was Phetdavanh Vongsavang, a student girl from Houmsavanh School in Vientiane. She received a 5-million kip award.
The 1st runner-up was Mr Sanasine Pholthisan, awarded 4 million kip, and the 2nd runner-up was Mis Doungthip Insixiengmai, awarded 3 million kip.
The winner of the 12-15 years old category was Khamphou Sihalath, a student boy from Houmsavanh School in Vientiane. He was awarded 5 million kip in cash.
The 1st runner-up was Souksavanh Manivongxay. The student girl received 4 million kip; the 2nd runner-up was Miss Sirivanh Vanmanivong, awarded 3 million kip.
The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest aims to promote education for Lao students nationwide.
The winning drawings were selected by a committee representing the Ministry of Education and Sports and the Lao National Fine Art Institute.
The drawings of the top three winners of each category will be submitted to the World Contest in Japan, in July 2018, said Chief Operation Officer, Mekong Virtual Company, Toyota Motor Thailand, Mr Nigorn Prasertsom.
Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is among priorities Toyota gives to the society, particularly the education sector, said Mr Nigorn.
The project started in 2011 and this year there were more than 5,000 students joining the competition.
Source: Lao News Agency