Amman, Jordan March 2016: Al-Markazia, the sole distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Hino trucks in Jordan, hosted a ceremony in honor of the talents who participated in the local version of the talent contest “Draw your dream car”, which witnessed the announcement of the nine winners who qualify to participate in the annual global version organized by Toyota Motor Corporations “Toyota Dream Car Art Contest” in Japan. The ceremony, which took place in Al-Markazia showrooms in Mecca Street in Amman, was attended by a number of managers and employees from the Company, the participating students and their families, as well as representatives from the partaking public and private schools. Honorary certificates and prizes for the nine winners were distributed based on three age groups. In the first category, which includes those of 8 years of age or younger, was won by Mohammad Al-Sadeq, followed in second place by Yumna Hanbali and in third place by Sama Ka’awach. The second age category, which is from 8 to 11 years, was won by Lama Al-Haj followed by Sama Sleiby in second place and Talia Abu Ayyash in third. In the third age group, which is from 12 to 15 years, Mohsen Zoubaie came in first place followed by Mira Atari in second place, and Kira Yaghnam in third. The Sales and Marketing Director and Deputy General Manager at Al-Markazia Nadim Haddad congratulated the winners of the talent contest. He said, “Congratulations to the winners and all the talented students who demonstrated a great deal of creativity and artistic abilities. We promise to stand by them, offer our support in order to develop their talents and encourage them by providing them with the opportunities to present their ideas, dreams and creations to the world. This is at the very heart of our strategy at Al-Markazia, and an essential part of our corporate social responsibility program. It reinforces our commitment to the Jordanian community and our dedication to continue to support the younger generations. ” “Draw your dream car”, which was launched by Toyota Motors Corporation in 2004, constitutes an art festival for children through which they get to present artworks that embody the car of the future or the car of their dreams. Their wide imaginations inspire fantastic hand drawn art. Al-Markazia is keen on having the children of the Kingdom participate in this international competition by organizing a local version, and helping the winners to compete in the final stage of the global contest. The Global contest was launched in September 2015, while Al-Markazia launched a local copy on the third of January in 2016. The Jordanian talents participating were given a deadline for submitting their drawings, through which they should showcase their talents and creativity. The nine winners will participate in the finals which will be held in Japan during the month of August. -End- About Al-Markazia: Al-Markazia is the sole distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Hino trucks in Jordan. Since 1999 it has established itself as a leading company in Automobile sales, services and spare parts with 5 dealers spread over the Kingdom. Al-Markazia reached out to Jordanians as partners, and to their youth as motivators whose growth and success reflect that of the company. Thus, building a CSR program and a strategic approach that is grounded in the community is what makes Al-Markazia more than a distributor but an effective corporation that works for the betterment of society. Being Toyota’s sole distributor requires a solid value system that includes value for money, safety, quality, innovation and environmental responsibility. Al-Markazia translated these values into measurable actions by applying ecofriendly solutions such as installing a photovoltaic system on its roof tops, providing Jordanians with superior after sale services and situating the customer at the center of every strategic or tactical approach.