How will your dream car make the world a better place? Every year thousands of children share their dreams with us. Join them and discover just how powerful dreaming can be. Remember, the National Contest is followed by the World Contest. The participants can win great prizes locally, get opportunity to visit Japan for an Award Ceremony. In addition, young dreamers are given tours at a Toyota factory and can experience various aspects of Japanese culture.
October 2016 – end of March 2017.
The contest is open to anyone in these countries, aged 15 years old or younger.
7 years old and under; 8-11 years old; 12-15 years old.
"Your Dream Car"
|What can I use to
create my artwork?
You can use any standard drawing medium you like. Perhaps you could try coloring pencils, crayons, watercolors or markers Our only restriction is that you don't use digital tools to create your artwork.
We're looking for hand-drawn colorful artwork, which shows "Your Dream Car". Remember to include a background that supports your idea. Your picture could be seen all over the world, so make sure people from different cultures will be able to understand it.
The 11th Contest Timeline
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- National Contest
Every year children from all over the world enter the National Contest. 3 artworks in each age category (total 9) are chosen for the World Contest by TOYOTA distributors in each country or region.
- World Contest
The top National Contest finalists enter into the World Contest. From these, the jury panel in Japan give Gold, Silver, Bronze and Best Finalist awards for each age category. The winners are invited to Japan to attend the Award Ceremony in August.
- Notification of World Contest Nominees
The World Contest Nominees receive an invitation to the awards ceremony in Japan directly from Toyota in their country or region.
- Award Ceremony
30 World Contest winners travel to Japan for 5 days with their parents or guardians. The winners can expect many wonderful surprises including a special meeting with Toyota President Akio Toyoda.
World Contest Juries
- Head of the Jury
President,Toyota Motor Corporation
- Mitsuhisa Kato
Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Corporation
"Engineering Inspiration Award" jury
- Manjot Bedi
Affiliation: 03 – TYO Inc.
Occupation: Creative Director / Director / Director of Photography
Has gained over 20 years of professional experience in the Japanese advertising industry.
Currently holds the position of Creative Director for Toyota and LEXUS's branding in Asia.
- Koichi Ebizuka
Affiliation: Tama Art University
Occupation: Artist / Professor
Won the Grand Prize at the 4th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh. Started “Asobijutsu,” a workshop for children, which teaches the joy of art as a pastime.
- Sakae Hasegawa
Occupation: Artist of contemporary metal sculpture
/ Art museum scholar
Studied at Tokyo Arts University and Ecole du Louvre. In 2000, awarded Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Jury of International Coin Design Competition by Japan Mint. Held the "One-Man Hasegawa Sculpture Exhibit" in Paris 2011 and 2014. Guest artist at Salon Réalités Nouvelles and MADI.
Permanent collection of MUS'EE D'ART MODERNE ET D'ART CONTEMPORAIN NICE.
- Peter Lyon
Occupation: International motor journalist
Based in Tokyo, Lyon writes on industry trends and pens automotive-related stories for publications in the U.S, Europe, Australia and Japan. He also hosts NHK World’s car show “Samurai Wheels.” He is chairman of World Car Awards.
- Keiichi Makino
Affiliation: Kyoto Seika University
Occupation: Professor emeritus
Contributed political manga to newspapers for approximately 15 years from 1976. Won the Minister’s Award at the 1984 International Biennial of Sports Manga in Ancona, Italy.
- Chie Morimoto
Affiliation: Goen Inc.
Occupation: Art director / Communication director
Has been active in a wide variety of genres, including corporate ads and artwork for musicians as well as designs for zoos and kindergartens.
- Juichi Wakisaka
Affiliation: Super GT LEXUS TEAM LeMans WAKO’S
Occupation: Racing driver
Three-time Super GT champion. His extreme popularity and recognition earned him the nickname “Mr. SUPER GT”. Engages in various promotional activities while getting involved in circuit events as well as auto dealer events.
- Tatsumasa Watanabe
Affiliation: Tama Art University
Displayed his work at the Biella International Print Exhibition in 1984. Held a solo exhibition at Silpakorn University (Thailand) in 2003.
World Contest Awards
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The winner of this award is chosen in the second round of screening. There is 1 winner in each age category (total 3). They receive a Certificate and the opportunity to visit Japan with their family. Whilst in Japan, they can experience a fascinating culture and attend the Awards Ceremony as our special guests.
The winner of this award is chosen in the second round of screening. There are 2 winners in each age category (total 6). They receive a Certificate and the opportunity to visit Japan with their family. Whilst in Japan, they can experience a fascinating culture and attend the Awards Ceremony as the special guests.
The winner of this award is chosen in the second round of screening. There are 3 winners in each age category (total 9). They receive a Certificate and the opportunity to visit Japan with their family. Whilst in Japan, they can experience a fascinatingculture and attend the Awards Ceremony as the special guests.
- Best Finalist
The winner of this award is chosen in the second round of screening. There are 4 winners in each age category (total 12). They receive a Certificate and the opportunity to visit Japan with their family. Whilst in Japan, they can experience a fascinating culture and attend the Awards Ceremony as our special guests.
Akio Toyoda Award
One winner of this award is chosen by President Akio Toyoda.
- Engineering Inspiration Award
One winner of this award is chosen that most inspired Toyota’s automobile production staff.
(selected by Executive Vice President Mitsuhisa Kato).
- Makes Me Smile! Award
One winner is chosen online voting in public.
The winner of this award is a finalist, who passed the first round of screening at the World Contest. There are 60 finalists. They receive the Certificate.