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Oct 15, 2014, Japan

The 9th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is Open!

The 9th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest welcomes entries from October 2014. The theme is "Your Dream Car". Share the drawing with a car of your imagination with us and win a trip to Japan.
Toyota encourages children to share ideas about the future of transport and a society that lives in harmony with the environment, by drawing their dream cars of the future. We believe in our children’s dreams and in the importance of moving forward towards achieving them.
During the previous contest, more than 660,000 entries were received from over 75 different countries and regions.
We will keep you informed on the new participating countries and regions.

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Aug 27, 2014 Japan

The 8th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Awards Ceremony

Tokyo, Japan, August 27, 2014—Toyota Motor Corporation today held an awards ceremony for the 8th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest at Mega Web, Toyota’s vehicle experience facility in Tokyo’s Koto Ward.

A total of 662,898 art works from 75 countries and regions were submitted to the contest. In each of three age categories (7 and under, 8 to 11, and 12 to 15), one Gold, two Silver, three Bronze, and four Best Finalist awards were presented. In addition, one entry was selected for the special President Akio Toyoda Award. The award ceremony was attended by the 31 award winners and their parents and guardians, representing 22 countries and regions.

Awards Ceremony

The Gold award winners were Bui Thanh Mai (age 6) of Vietnam for “Super Crab Car”, Yodsing Jirawat (age 10) of Thailand for “Wat Pho Massage Car”, and Raceanu Iasmina Maria (age 16; 15 at the time of submission) of Romania for “STORYOTA”. Mealaksey Pha (age 5) of Cambodia won the President Akio Toyoda award for “Smart Fish Car”.

Super Crab Car

Message from Gold Award Winner

Ms. Raceanu Iasmina Maria, Romania

As a motto for the experience offered by Toyota I would choose a phrase found in the book Alice in Wonderland: „Beyond what you see, everything might be totally different”. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest was, for me, an opportunity to increase my motivation to think of something you never thought of before. They say never cannot be thought of. I hope that now, I think, to some extent the "never"!

In each of us there is a story written by our soul by the way it lives in us. If the story is alive, we will always be alive, otherwise we disappear. My dream car inspired by the shape of seahorses, gather all the stories in his body and using plants that captures light that content changes within us and transforms dead alive. Storyota helps people to discover the hidden "chambers" inside and renew them. Thus we can be in harmony with everything around us: Nature, Friends, Strangers, Things We Create. Thank you, Toyota, for the extraordinary chance to leave us all to discover and renew dreams together! I think that everything we dream is real. Yet, who really dreamed?

Ms. Raceanu Iasmina Maria, Romania

Please refer to the following page for further details.
http://www.toyota-global.com/events/dream_car_art_contest/world/2014/awardgallery.html

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May 29, 2014 Japan

The “Dream Car of the Day” Campaign Begins

An online campaign, "Dream Car of the Day", is being held from May 29th until August 26th. This 90-day campaign showcases 90 artwork selections by finalists of the 8th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Each day one artwork will be featured as a Hero on the website. By clicking the "Like" button, the viewer can enjoy a 6-second animation video created from the artwork.
Additionally, the Gold and other prizes will be announced at an award ceremony to be held on August 27th.

Campaign Period: May 29 to August 26, 2014

Campaign Website: www.dreamcar-of-the-day.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ToyotaDreamCarGlobal

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToyotaDreamCar

The “Dream Car of the Day” Campaign Begins

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May 29, 2014 Vietnam

Visit Vietnam Department of Education

TMSM visited Vietnam Department of Education which cooperates very much with "Toyota Dream Car Art Contest", with Toyota Motor Vietnam(TMV) in the end of May. We expressed our gratitude and exchanged ideas among Department of Education, TMV and TMSM for present and future of this contest.

A relationship in Department of Education and TMV began in 1997 for various activities such as development of a road safety educational program to children, and in 2011, the Department of Education took the contest in the one of their teaching materials. Since, we have received splendid artworks of "Dream Car" from a lot of Vietnamese children.

Visit Vietnam Department of Education

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May 2, 2014 Japan

Winning Artworks of the 7th World Contest Exhibition at TRESSA Yokohama

Following our airport exhibition series in March, winning artworks from the 7th Toyota Dream Car Art World Contest are on display at TRESSA Yokohama, shopping mall (North Wing 2F) until May 6th.

There is also a drawing corner in the exhibition area, organized by the shopping mall. Enjoy the display and the drawing corner if you have the opportunity to be at TRESSA Yokohama!

TRESSA Yokohama URL (available only in Japanese)
http://www.tressa-yokohama.jp/access/

Exhibition scenery

Exhibition scenery

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Mar 6, 2014 Japan

Winning Artworks of the 7th World Contest Exhibition at Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)

Following the exhibition at Chubu Centrair International Airport, visitors of Narita International Airport and Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) can discover the miriad of dreams about future mobility society drawn by children.

Narita International Airport

Hours:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Mar 12 - 16, 2014
Location:
Narita International Airport, Tokyo
Passenger Terminal 1, 3F,
PM1-303 (Departure Area)
http://www.narita-airport.jp/en/index.html

Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)

Hours:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Mar 19 - 23, 2014
Location:
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)
Passenger Terminal 2, 5F,
Market Place Flight Deck Tokyo
http://www.tokyo-airport-bldg.co.jp/en/

Exhibition scenery(Narita International Airport)

Exhibition scenery(Tokyo International Airport )

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Feb 28, 2014 Japan

Winning Artworks of the 7th World Contest Exhibited at Chubu Centrair International Airport

The 30 winning artworks from the 7th Toyota Dream Car Art World Contest are featured in an exhibition. Besides the winning artworks, a 3D model of the artwork rewarded with the “President Akio Toyoda Award” is on display as well.

Hours:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Mar 3 - 7, 2014
Location:
Chubu Centrair International Airport, Nagoya
Passenger Terminal 4F, Sky Town Event Plaza, Event Hall 1
http://www.centrair.jp/en/

Map

Upcoming exhibitions:

Date:
Mar 12 - 16, 2014
Location:
Narita International Airport
http://www.narita-airport.jp/en/index.html
Date:
Mar 19 - 23, 2014
Location:
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport)
http://www.tokyo-airport-bldg.co.jp/en/

Detailed information will follow in a while.

Exhibition scenery

Exhibition scenery

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Jan 30, 2014, Thailand

Toyota Dream Car Art Contest continues to expand and receive support from Ministry of Education in Thailand.

Last year the executives from Toyota Motor Thailand (TMT) and Toyota Motor Sales & Marketing (TMSM) paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Sutthasri, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education in Thailand for expressing their appreciation for Dr. Sutthasri's continued cooperation with the contest by bringing it to the public schools, and attending the local contests.

Dr. Sutthasri is encouraged by the contests concept of nurturing children’s "Sense of Creativity" that meshes well with the Ministry's education policy. It is an honor for us to contribute to the society in Thailand.

Toyota Dream Car Art Contest continues to expand and receive support from Ministry of Education in Thailand.

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Dec 19, 2013, Japan

“Dream Cars all around the Globe” Exhibition in SPIRAL Cultural Center (Aoyama)

The 30 winning artworks from the 7th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest are featured in the exhibition in Tokyo Aoyama SPIRAL Cultural Center. With the core concept "Fusion of Art and Everyday Life” SPIRAL focuses on support of cultural programs.

Hours:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Dec 18 - 26, 2013
*Opened from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm during Dec 20 - 24, 2013
Location:
SPIRAL M2F, 'Esplanade'
5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0062
http://www.spiral.co.jp/en/

The exhibition also features the works from Chie Morimoto, Communication and Art Director of Goen゜Inc., who has been helping to select the winners for world contest from 2012.

Please come and enjoy celebration of art with us!

SPIRAL M2F, 'Esplanade'

Pictures of the exhibition:

Exhibition scenery

Exhibition scenery

Exhibition scenery

Exhibition scenery

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Sep 19, 2013, Japan

The 8th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is Open!

The 8th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest welcomes entries from September 2013. The theme is "Your Dream Car". Share the drawing with a car of your imagination with us and win a trip to Japan.

Toyota encourages children to share ideas about the future of transport and a society that lives in harmony with the environment, by drawing their dream cars of the future. We believe in our children’s dreams and in the importance of moving forward towards achieving them.

During the previous contest, more than 600,000 entries were received from over 70 different countries and regions.

We will keep you informed on the new participating countries and regions.

Find out more

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Aug 28, 2013 Japan

Congratulations to the Winners of the 7th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest!

Today, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) held Award Ceremony at Mega Web in Tokyo, Japan to congratulate the winners of The 7th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.

30 children from 24 countries/regions were invited with their guardians to Japan as special guests. The winners of Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best Finalist as well as Special Awards were announced. The Special Awards included the Mega Web award (chosen among 30 winning pieces by public during one-month exhibition) and President Akio Toyoda Award (chosen by TMC President Akio Toyoda). The piece that won the President Akio Toyoda Award was recreated as a 3D model and put on display from November 2 until mid-December.

At the end of the ceremony, participants worked together to complete a flower carpet using the three Gold award-winning pieces as a motif. The carpet is on display at Mega Web from today through August 29.

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The 7th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Award ceremony

The 7th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Award ceremony

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Jun 6, 2013 Bangladesh

Colorful Imaginations on Display in Bangladesh

NAVANA Ltd., the Toyota distributor for Bangladesh, began its 2013 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest activities with a three-month publicity campaign which spread the competition's reach to 800 schools nationwide. After receiving over 3,000 entries, a panel of judges selected the best 150 designs and invited their creators to a grand final event held at the company's 3S Center* in Dhaka, March 17.

At the lavishly decorated event, children were provided with all the materials they needed to create another futuristic automobile, which would be presented to a panel of judges in consideration of the grand prize. At the end of the day, certificates of participation and commemorative photographs were handed out to all 150 finalists before nine winners received their prizes. The distributor noted that this year's event provided an excellent opportunity for the children of Bangladesh to exercise their vibrant imaginations.

*3S Center : a dealership that offers sales, service and spare parts

Children from all over Bangladesh were invited to a grand final event at NAVANA Ltd.'s 3S Center in Dhaka, March 17

Rounding off the final event, prizes were awarded to nine winners

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Jun 6, 2013 Guatemala

Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Draws Praise from Parents and Teachers in Guatemala

Between January and March 2013, Cofiño Stahl y Compañia, the official distributor for Toyota in Guatemala, conducted a variety of activities aimed at getting as many children involved in the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest as possible. Throughout the three-month contest period, schools in Guatemala City ran special art programs based around the dream car concept. In addition, young visitors to the country's dealerships were provided with all the materials they would need to design the vehicles of tomorrow. The distributor also teamed up with a local shopping mall to hold a series of weekend events in which children could create their own dream cars while their parents shopped. Following this year's events, Cofiño Stahl y Compañia, S.A. received praise from many parents and teachers, who thanked Toyota for giving the children of Guatemala the opportunity to develop their imagination and express themselves through art.

Children across Guatemala were encouraged to express themselves through art as part of Cofiño Stahl y Compañia, S.A.'s 2013 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Children across Guatemala were encouraged to express themselves through art as part of Cofiño Stahl y Compañia, S.A.'s 2013 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

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Jun 6, 2013 Vietnam

Creating a Better Life through Dream Cars

Holding the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest for the second time, Toyota Motor Vietnam Co., Ltd. (TMV) enlisted the support of the Ministry of Education and Training to ensure that children from all over the country had the opportunity to participate. Thanks to this close cooperation with the government, the distributor received almost 400,000 entries during the contest, which ran from October 15, 2012 to February 15, 2013. Following the submission period, a team of judges were asked to pick out the most imaginative pieces of art. "We were really amazed to receive such a huge number of designs," explained one judge. "We were able to see children's highly creative and practical ideas with the message of creating better lives in Vietnam through their dream cars." Finally, 80 winners were celebrated at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City, March 30.

TMV kicked off its Dream Car activities with a series of events at local schools

Following a competitive selection process, 80 winners were recognized for their creativity at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City, March 30

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May 24, 2013 Second Round Judging

Seeing the Future through the Eyes of Children

With the first phase of the global Toyota Dream Car Art Contest completed, 90 designs were entered into the second round of judging at Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)'s Tokyo headquarters, May 13. An international panel which included prominent artists, designers, automotive journalists and marketing executives from around the world was asked to select the 30 winning dream cars. Once again, the imagination and creativity displayed through the artwork in this year's contest impressed the judges. "A child's creative spark is a refreshing inspiration for adults," explained panel member Peter Lyon. Another judge, Chie Morimoto said, "I was struck by pieces that offered excellent depictions of subjects other than cars, but also seamlessly blended nature with a sense of purity." The winning designs will be announced over the coming weeks.

TNL closed its Toyota Dream Car Art Contest with "The Gathering of Champions" in Lagos, February 23

An international panel gathered for the second round of judging at TMC's Tokyo headquarters, May 13

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May 24, 2013 Nigeria

Nigeria's Children Celebrated at "The Gathering of Champions"

In addition to providing hours of fun designing remarkable vehicles, Toyota (Nigeria) Limited (TNL)'s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest communicated an important message to the children of Nigeria. Through its media campaign and visits to local schools, TNL emphasized the importance of art as an outlet for children to express their creativity and encouraged participants to be as imaginative as possible with their designs. With the number of entries far exceeding internal targets, the distributor faced a difficult task in selecting the winning artwork. With the judging completed, TNL held "The Gathering of Champions," an award ceremony to celebrate the winners, in Lagos, February 23. Following the contest, parents of the participants thanked TNL for providing local children with the opportunity to be creative and pledged their continued support to the brand.

TNL closed its Toyota Dream Car Art Contest with "The Gathering of Champions" in Lagos, February 23

At the ceremony the young artists were given the opportunity to explain the details of their creations

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May 24, 2013 U.S.A.

Dream Cars Get the Hollywood Treatment

Throughout February, Toyota Financial Services U.S.A., Inc. organized a variety of events to promote the U.S.A. segment of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Spread over more than 30 locations around the country, activities included volunteer work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and other nonprofit partner after-school arts programs. Following these events, a judging panel comprising of artists, designers, dealer management and a well-known actor selected the most unique and expressive designs to be entered into the world contest. "It was no easy task to choose just nine winners from the hundreds of submissions," said actor and contest judge Cheech Marin, who is also a passionate art collector. "To see the creativity, thoughtfulness and sense of delight within each piece was truly inspirational."

Actor and art collector Cheech Marin (left) and Toyota chief designer Ian Cartabiano were among the judges chosen to select nine winning designs from hundreds of dream cars

The winning designs were entered into the world contest for the chance to win a trip to Japan

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May 1, 2013 First Round Judging

Color, Creativity and the Dreams of Children

A panel of seven judges representing a cross-section of creative industries, from fine art experts to specialists in children's artwork, gathered at Toyota Motor Corporation's Tokyo headquarters for the first round of the global Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, April 23. The panel was given the honor of choosing the best creations from 571 local contest-winning entries. "We're looking for works created from each child's unique point of view," explained one panel member. Following hours of careful consideration, 90 of the most imaginative designs were selected. These pieces of art will go on to a final round of judging to be held on May 13, with 30 winners to be invited to Japan to receive their prizes. Commenting on the high standard of this year's contest, which received over 590,000 entries from 70 countries, another member of the panel said, "Through these fantastic creations, I was able to get a feel for the color of each country."

A panel of experts gathered in Tokyo for the first round of the global Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, April 23

A panel of experts gathered in Tokyo for the first round of the global Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, April 23

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May 1, 2013 South Africa

Innovative Campaign Delights the Children of South Africa

To ensure that its 2013 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest was a success, Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd. (TSAM) engaged in a variety of promotional activities. Beginning at the start of South Africa's summer vacation in mid-December, contest entry forms were handed out to traveling families at toll gates on some of the country's busiest roads, providing a welcome distraction for younger passengers. In the following months, TSAM used a combination of school visits, magazine advertorials and social media activities to promote awareness of the contest before holding a grand award ceremony in Johannesburg, March 28. As part of the ceremony, the prize winners and their parents were invited to spend the day at the Toyota Museum in the company of a well-known South Africa singer while also having the chance to see their artwork on display. "I want to thank Toyota for a great day," said prize winner Owen Gounder. "It was a dream come true."

Prize winners and their families were invited to a grand award ceremony in Johannesburg, March 28.

Prize winners and their families were invited to a grand award ceremony in Johannesburg, March 28.

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May 1, 2013 Qatar

Fun, Games and Dream Cars in Qatar

Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros. Co. W.L.L. (AAB), the official Toyota distributor for Qatar, invited students from 50 schools across the country to compete in its 2013 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, March 2 and 9. At the festival-inspired events, participants were welcomed into a brightly decorated showroom to enjoy face painting, video games and sweet snacks before getting down to the serious business of designing futuristic cars. After a difficult selection process, AAB held a ceremony to congratulate the winners in its showroom in Doha, March 26. In addition to these award recipients, prizes were also given to encourage the talented young artists who were not selected for the world contest to continue expressing their creativity through art. Finally, the distributor presented tokens of appreciation to local schools, ensuring strong relationships with teachers, parents and the children of Qatar.

Children from 50 Qatari schools were invited to showrooms on March 2 and 9 to take part in AAB's Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

The talented winners received their prizes at an award ceremony on March 26

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Mar 29, 2013 Romania

Romania's Children Bring a Dream Car to Life

To ensure its third successful Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, Toyota Romania S.R.L. (TROM), with the close cooperation of its dealer network, worked with local art schools to create a special program in which students could create futuristic cars as part of their studies. In addition to school-based activities, the distributor used its digital and social channels* to communicate the contest to a wider audience, encouraging greater participation from children all over the country. Finally, TROM rounded off its promotions by inviting students from a local school to a special event at a dealership in Bucharest, February 26. At the event the children were given the opportunity to create a real-life "dream car," resulting in a Prius painted in a brightly colored original design which underlined the contest's spirit of friendship and cooperation.

*Toyota Romania Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ToyotaRomania

TOYOTA Dream Car Art Contest Drawing events

TOYOTA Dream Car Art Contest
Drawing events
TROM commemorated the Prius painting event by making a short video, which it posted on its digital and social channels

Stefania Mihaela Calinescu, winner of a gold award at the 2012 world contest in Japan, painted a special picture to share her memories of the trip with her friends

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Mar 29, 2013 Brazil

The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Teaches Road Safety to the Children of Brazil

As well as an excellent opportunity for children to be creative, Toyota do Brasil LTDA. (TDB), the official Toyota distributor for Brazil, used this year's Toyota Dream Car Art Contest to highlight the importance of traffic awareness. Teaming up with local government authorities, distributor associates visited schools in some of Brazil's largest cities to promote the competition and encourage participants to create futuristic cars with road safety in mind. The winners, selected from over 2,000 entries, received their prizes at one of several award ceremonies held at city halls throughout the region. Speaking at one ceremony, a prominent local official praised the impact that the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest has had on the development of communities. He said, "This project shows society the possibilities of what can be achieved when real partnerships are built between private companies and public authorities."

The judges faced the difficult task of selecting winners from over 2,000 road safety-focused entries

The winners received their prizes at one of several ceremonies held throughout the region

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Mar 29, 2013 Argentina

Exciting launch ensures Toyota Dream Car Art Contest success in Argentina

Toyota Argentina S.A. (TASA)'s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest activities kicked-off with a fun-packed launch at the Children's Day celebration in Zarate, September 2. Having supported the local event for over ten years, TASA was again able to delight thousands of visitors with numerous art activities and an exciting display of Toyota vehicles. Promotion of the competition continued with a tour of some of the region's schools, where TASA associates handed out over 5,000 specially created "contest kits" to ensure that aspiring car designers had everything they needed to create their masterpieces. Finally, eight talented winners were rewarded for their work at an award ceremony held on December 18. TASA felt that this year's contest provided another great opportunity to strengthen relationships with its local communities.

TASA launched this year's competition at the annual Children's Day celebration in Zarate, September 2

Over the course of the competition, TASA associates visited 47 local primary and secondary schools