Toyota Dream Car Art Contest finalists on display

Published On: May 15 2013 02:16:58 PM HST

Toyota Hawaii

Toyota's 2013 Dream Car Art Contest Winner in the ages 13-15 category - Bridget O'Connor, age 13, Mid-Pacific Institute

HONOLULU -

The original artwork of 20 local finalists of Toyota’s 2013 Dream Car Art Contest is being exhibited at the Honolulu Museum of Art School for the public to view.

The exhibit runs through May 27.  You can view the artwork between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

The Honolulu Museum of Art School is located at 1111 Victoria St.

Keiki under 16 years old interested in entering in next year's art contest are especially encouraged to check out the exhibit for inspiration.

The local finalists were recognized at awards presentations at Servco Auto Honolulu and Maui Toyota in Kahului last month.

Among the 600 entries received, which was double the amount of entries from last year’s contest, only nine were selected to participate in the World Contest where winners will be awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan for the final awards ceremony in August 2013.  All entries listed will be included in the exhibit.

Local Finalists and Winners:

Under 10 years old category:
WINNER: Alyssa Kainuma, age 8, Kanoelani Elementary School
FINALIST: Kaycee Hansberry, age 7, Salt Lake Elementary School
FINALIST: Sheena Rae Reyes, age 9, Makalapa Elementary School

Ages 10-12 category:
WINNER: Faith Chang, age 11, Stevenson Middle School
FINALIST: Kayla Mae Cuizon, age 12, Ilima Intermediate School
FINALIST: Kevin Koa Markell, age 12, Kamehameha School – Kapalama Campus

Ages 13-15 category:
WINNER: Bridget O'Connor, age 13, Mid-Pacific Institute
FINALIST: Christian Gutierrez, age 15, Punahou School
FINALIST: Oriana Buika, age 14, H.P. Baldwin High School

Toyota's 2013 Dream Car Art Contest Winners

People’s Choice Winners:

Age Group 13-15: "Toyota Generation Car" by Christian Gutierrez

Age Group 10-12: "Magic Ocean" by Naia Torres

Age Group 9 and Under: "The Lifeboat Car" by Katie Rudolf

Also on display:

Celina Shoda "Friends with Nature"

Nika Eber "The Pet Rescue Car"

Sydney Lezy "Portable Car!"

Ariel Villanueva, Jr. "Toyota Continuum"

Johnson Campos, Jr. "Sunflare"

Joseph S. Payongayong  "Toyota Aqua"

Takao Oba "Toyota Aloha Circus"

Dane H. Nakama "Fueled by Imagination"

Daven Nakagawa "Toyota Dream Seeds"

Marisa Shoda "Toyota Land"

Nicholas Dworshak "Toyota Solar Flare"

Although this was Toyota Hawaii's second year of participation, the contest was established in 2004 with the goals of creating an opportunity for children to have fun and to understand the importance of having a dream, and at the same time to encourage them to become interested in cars through drawing their "Dream Cars" using their creative imaginations.

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