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 Local 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.
September 2013 - end of March 2014.
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.
Please try and use A3 paper for your artwork (that's 420 x 297mm). If you can't get a piece of A3 paper, between 420-450mm (16.5-18in) and 270-300mm (11-12in) is fine.
The contest timeline and requirements may vary in different countries or regions. Please confirm the contest details with the TOYOTA distributor in the country or region of your residence.
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Every year children from all over the world enter the Local Contest. 3 artworks in each age category (total 9) are chosen for the World Contest by TOYOTA distributors in each country or region.
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.
The World Contest Nominees receive an invitation to the awards ceremony in Japan directly from Toyota in their country or region.
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.
President,Toyota Motor Corporation
Vice Chairman, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.
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’s branding in India.
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.
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.
Occupation: International motor journalist
Based in Tokyo, Lyon commentates on industry trends and pens new-car test drive reports for leading car publications in the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Italy, Australia and Japan. He is co-chairman of the World Car Awards and juror for Japan Car of the Year.
Affiliation: Kyoto University of Art and Design
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.
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.
Affiliation: Super GT LEXUS TEAM WedsSport BANDOH
Occupation: Racing driver
Won a Japanese Formula 3 championship, then served as an F1 test driver. Entered Super GT and won championships in 2002, 2006 and 2009. Joint record holder for the most Super GT title wins.
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.
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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.
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.
One winner for this award is chosen from 30 winners (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best Finalist) during 1-month exhibition at Mega Web in Tokyo, Japan. The public votes for their favorite artwork.
One winner of this award is chosen from 18 winners (Gold, Silver, Bronze) by President Akio Toyoda.
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.
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