Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest

 

The Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest is designed to inspire creativity in youth, ages 4-15, and help them imagine the future of mobility. This year, a new online artwork submission process will be announced. To be notified when official rules and online entry form are posted and when artwork submissions will be accepted, please subscribe to our mailing list above.

Each year, a total of nine U.S. winners are selected: the top three in each of the three age categories (4-7 years old; 8-11 years old; and 12-15 years old). Judging based on three criteria: execution, uniqueness, and artistry of concept. Each artwork submission consists of a drawing by an eligible youth, accompanied by a completed entry form signed by a parent or legal guardian (multiple submissions accepted, but each drawing must be accompanied by a separate entry form).

Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan held the first worldwide contest in 2004. Nearly 90 countries now participate each year under the same rules but with varying artwork submission periods. The FY22 fiscal year marks the 11th year that this youth art contest has been presented in the United States. The annual contest accepts artwork submitted by 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.

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Entry Form, Official Rules, Artwork Guidelines, Teacher Lesson Plan, Family Activity Guide

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FY22 Contest Dates

November 1, 2021 thru January 31, 2022

One artwork, together with a completed Entry Form, is collectively a “Submission” and must be either submitted online through this website or sent by mail with a postmark date within the U.S. Contest Dates noted above. More than one Submission may be entered by youth, but each artwork must be accompanied by a separate entry form.

ELIGIBILITY

Artwork by U.S. youth, ages 4–15, is accepted by Age Category:

4-7 years

(Age Category 1)

8-11 years

(Age Category 2)

12-15 years

(Age Category 3)

Art Guidelines

Artworks must be original drawings on paper or created using computer tools. For drawings on paper, the color, material and shape of the paper can be chosen freely but should not be thicker than 5mm or the Artwork will be disqualified. Recommended paper size is 11 x 17 inches, but any sizes within 15.7 to 21.7 inches may be used. Artworks can be created using artistic medium such as color pencils, markers, crayons, or paint (watercolors, acrylic, etc.). Artworks can also be created using digital tools on a computer (printed copies on paper will be requested if Artwork is selected for an award). Collage or cutout pictures are allowed as part of simple drawings, but any materials or techniques that require special care in handling are not allowed. See Official Rules for complete requirements and guidelines.

JUDGING CRITERIA

1

EXECUTION OF CONCEPT

33.4%

Does the Artwork express the youth’s dream or design for mobility in the future? Does the Artwork seem to make the youth’s dream come true? Does the artwork stimulate sympathy, resonance, and/or emotion for the viewer?
2

UNIQUENESS OF CONCEPT

33.3%

Is the theme of the Artwork is from the youth’s age-appropriate point of view? Is the design set apart from winning designs of past years?
3

ARTISTRY OF CONCEPT

33.3%

The Artwork’s design will be rated by composition, coloring, and technique.

U.S. Prizes

Nine U.S. youth receive awards – 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 cash prize.

NOTE: 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 Toyota or the Contest.

Each U.S. Winner receives a cash prize as follows:

$750

per Gold Award U.S. Winner

$500

per Silver Award U.S. Winner

$250

per Bronze Award U.S. Winner

Toyota USA art contests sponsor

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. 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. Sponsor: Toyota, 6565 Headquarters Dr., Plano, TX 75024.