U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is a worldwide contest presented annually, designed to inspire creativity in youth and imagine the future of mobility. Winners of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest in participating countries worldwide are chosen from three age categories (under 8 years old; 8-11 years old; and 12-15 years old), with judging based on three criteria: artistry, uniqueness, and execution of concept. The first international contest was held in 2004 by Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan. Nearly 90 countries now participate each year under the same rules but with varying artwork submission periods. In the United States, Toyota Financial Services  (TFS) has managed the contest for the past nine years, and the contest is open only to parents or legal guardians of children between four (4) and fifteen (15) years of age who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. See full Official Rules for details.

U.S. Contest Dates

Artworks for the U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest may be submitted from:

October 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020

ELIGIBILITY

Artwork by U.S. youth, ages 4–15, will be judged by age category:

  • 4-7 years (Age Category 1)
  • 8-11 years (Age Category 2)
  • 12-15 years (Age Category 3)

ARTWORK

Artwork must be an original illustration drawn by youth on paper using paint (watercolors, acrylic, etc.), markers, crayons, and/or colored pencils. The recommended paper size is 11 x 17 inches, but any sizes within 15.7 to 21.7 inches may be used. No digital tools may be used.

JUDGING CRITERIA

1

EXECUTION OF CONCEPT

33.4%

Does the work express its theme and concept in an understandable way?

2

UNIQUENESS

33.3%

Is the dream or future car a product of the youth’s unique imagination?

3

ARTISTRY

33.3%

Is the design of the work solid? Are colors in balance? Does it have enough detail?

U.S. Prizes

Nine U.S. Winners will be selected (three per Age Category):

Gold Award (1st Place) • Silver Award (2nd Place) • Bronze Award (3rd Place)

U.S. Winners receive an award certificate, a ready-to-frame copy of their artwork, and a Toyota MasterCard® Reward Card. In addition, their Artwork is forwarded to Japan for consideration in the World Contest. Any child selected as one of the 30 World Finalists will receive trip to Japan with a parent or guardian! See full Official Rules for details.

NOTE: MASTERCARD IS NOT A PARTICIPANT IN OR SPONSOR OF THIS CONTEST. References to third parties in connection with prizes are for reference and identification purposes only and not intended to suggest endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation with TFS or the Contest.

Each U.S. Winner receives a Toyota MasterCard® Reward Card valued as follows:

$750

per Gold Award U.S. Winner

$500

per Silver Award U.S. Winner

$250

per Bronze Award U.S. Winner

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Void where prohibited by law. Contest open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C., age of majority and older with children between 4 and 15 years of age. Contest entry period ends on 1/31/20.

Subject to full Official Rules. Sponsor: Toyota Financial Services, 6565 Headquarters Dr., Plano, TX 75024.