Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is intended to create opportunities for children throughout the world to develop their interest in cars and help them feel the joy and importance of having a dream through drawing pictures of their dream cars.
Let’s share children’s "Dream Cars" with imagination together.
To help children develop and express their creativity and to share dreams with them, Toyota has been holding "Toyota Dream Car Art Contest" since 2004.
The contest consists of 2 phases of process. First, top 3 winning artworks per age category are selected in the "Local Contest" in each country/region. Then, all selected winning artworks are also directly qualified to the "World Contest". As a result of strict fair judging in the "World Contest", award winning artworks are selected. The award winners will be invited to Japan to attend the Award Ceremony in August 2013.
From November, 2012 to August, 2013.
"Your Dream Car"
Under 16 years old
1) 9 years old and under
2) 10-12 years old
3) 13-15 years old
Paper size：270～300mm (11～12in.) x 42～450mm (16.5～18in.)
**The designated paper dimensions correspond to A3 size or tabloid newspaper size.Please be aware that an entry of artwork drawn on a different-sized paper other than the above size may lead to the exclusion of its applicant from the contests
Handwritten color artwork of a dream car with the background (drawing not only a dream car but also its conceptual situation to be understood by everyone easily.)
Any standard medium for drawing, such as water paint, crayons, color pencils, color markers, etc.
**Please be aware that digitally created artworks are not allowed to be accepted
From November, to March, 2013
**Please note that the Local Contest period may vary by country/region.
Winning artworks per category will be announced for each country/region.
3 winning artworks per category (9 winning artworks in total) will be nominated for the World Contest
Between April and May, 2013
Mr. Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation
Local contest winning artworks.
3 winning artworks per age category (9 winning artworks in total)
Art experts, Vehicle experts
Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best Finalist (selected from each age category), and Special Award(s)(details to be decided)
All winning artworks in the Local Contests are made entries for the "World Contest" where excellent artworks from all over the world compete for prizes
August 26 to August 30, 2013
5 day program (5days and 4nights)
Tokyo (to be confirmed)
World Contest Winning Artworks (10 winning artworks per category, total of 30)
The 2012 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest culminated in a ceremony for 28 prize winners and their families at Toyota's Mega Web interactive vehicle display facility in Tokyo, August 28.
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Executive Vice President Yukitoshi Funo opened the event by thanking the international participants for sharing their imaginative "dream cars." Following the opening remarks, gold, silver, bronze, and best finalist prizes, were presented, as well as the "President Toyoda" and "Mega Web" awards with representatives of the world's media on hand to see the talented winners receive their awards. To mark the occasion, participants worked together to create large flower-carpets using the three gold prize-winning pictures as their motifs. There was also the opportunity for the winners to experience the thrill of riding in one of Toyota's real-life dream cars: the i-REAL concept vehicle. At the close of the ceremony, Toyota Motor Sales & Marketing Corporation (TMSM) President Masanao Tomozoe congratulated the winners and emphasized the importance of pursuing their dreams with Toyota's "never give up" spirit.
This year's competition attracted over 600,000 entries from over 70 countries around the globe, and TMC is already looking forward to even more artwork with next year's contest.
As part of the celebrations for the 2012 Dream Car Art Contest, the 28 prize winners and their families were invited to visit Japan to not only receive their awards, but also experience some of the local culture, August 26-30.
The participants visited popular tourist attractions, including one of Tokyo's oldest, Sensoji Temple, and one of the city's newest, Tokyo Skytree. They were also given the opportunity to try their hands at origami and tea ceremony, two of Japan's most traditional activities.
Participants were encouraged to exhibit their creative talents through a unique Japanese watercolor painting experience during a visit to a well-known art museum, before a farewell party where they rounded off an enjoyable trip by dressing in yukata, a cotton garment worn in summer, and playing Japanese festival games.