Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest

NOW ACCEPTING ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS

thru January 31, 2021

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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. A total of nine U.S. winners will be announced during March 2021: 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). All artwork submissions are required to be postmarked on a date sometime on or between November 16, 2020 through January 31, 2021.

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. 2020 marks the 10th 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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* The World Contest is expected to return in 2021. The artwork by the top nine U.S. winners from last year (FY20) and this year (FY21) will be submitted to Japan to compete in the World Contest against artwork entries by youth from nearly 90 countries.

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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.

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FY21 Contest Dates

November 16, 2020 thru January 31, 2021

One artwork, together with a completed Entry Form, is collectively a “Submission” and must be postmarked 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)

Artwork Requirements

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 youth’s artwork express its theme and concept in an understandable way?

2

UNIQUENESS OF CONCEPT

33.3%

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

3

ARTISTRY OF CONCEPT

33.3%

Is the design of the youth’s artwork solid? Are colors in balance? Does it have enough detail?

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 Toyota MasterCard® Reward Card.

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 Toyota 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

To view and download images of artworks by award-winning youth from last year, click below:

FY20 U.S. Winners (9)