We’ve talked about the Dream Car Art Contest several times over the past few years, but we’ve got some truly exciting information about this year’s contest: two Canadian kids won medals on the Global scale of the Dream Car Art Contest, and we couldn’t be more proud. 10-year-old Ryan Liang won the gold medal for the 8-11 age range, while 13-year-old Noelle Yau won the silver medal for the 12-15 age range.
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“I like that I am able to express my imagination through my drawings. And there are no limits to what I can create on a sheet of paper.”
– Ryan Liang
“It gives me the confidence to know that I have the potential to be an artist. And being at the ceremony in Japan means that I get to share and learn from other talented artists from around the world.”
– Noelle Yau
The Suitcase Car
Ryan Liang’s design, which is on the left above, is a portable vehicle that can be folded into a suitcase. His dream is to not only make a more compact and portable design for automobiles, but also to provide relief and safety as the vehicle is also able to hover over the earth and help people escape from natural disasters.
Toyota Mobile Library
Noelle Yau’s design, which is on the right above, was designed with the idea of aiding the fight against illiteracy. It is a vehicle that will grant access to education for the people in developing countries, and spread knowledge across the world thanks to its advanced technology that allows it to traverse the earth not only by way of land, but by air and water as well.
We’re extremely proud of these two local children and their forward-thinking designs, and cannot wait to see what other vehicles are dreamed of in the years to come.