November 20, 2002

DaimlerChrysler Canada announces drawing contest for under 13 year-olds

Toronto, Ontario – DaimlerChrysler Canada announced a “Start Your Engine! Design That Cool Car” drawing contest, for children aged 13 and under. The contest will run on between now and December 2002 with winning drawings being showcased at the Toronto International Auto Show in February 2003.

“At DaimlerChrysler Canada, it is vitally important to encourage Canada’s
young minds to explore their creative abilities,” says Ed Brust, Chairman,
President and CEO of DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. “In addition to providing
them with an artistic outlet, we want to draw their attention to the excellent
career options open to them in automotive design, especially since the
automotive industry generates 1 in 7 of Canada’s jobs.”

The contest requires kids to use their creativity and put pen, marker or
crayon to paper and design their vision of a cool car, truck or their very own
segment-busting concept. The contest is split into three age categories –
seven and under, eight to 10, and 11 to 13. Prizing will be awarded in each
age group based on innovation and creativity. Prizes for the contest include
three $2,000 BMO Intuition RESPs, 3 Fujifilm FinePix 2650 digital cameras, and
six one-year subscriptions for AOL Canada Internet service each with a
“designer” gift basket from Grand & Toy.

For contest rules and regulations, visit Or you
can send your “Cool Car” design to the “Design That Cool Car” contest
headquarters at 1075 Bay St., Ste. 810, Toronto, ON, M5S 2B1. The contest
closes December 31, 2002.

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