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About the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

The first Toyota Dream Car Art Contest was held in Japan in 2004, and it has expanded to include nearly 90 countries today that host their own national contests. The United States launched its first national art competition for children in 2012. All countries submit their top nine winners to Japan as entries to the world contest. To learn more about the world contest, visit www.Toyota-DreamCarArt.com.

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. Parents, teachers, and guardians can help children submit their artwork either online with a digital application or mail-in handmade art and a printed application. 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.

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 or digital artwork 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 FY23 fiscal year marks the 12th 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.

Toyota representatives with Michael Zhou on his 2015 Japan trip awarded thru the contest.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands, plus our nearly 1,500 dealerships. Toyota has created a tremendous value chain and directly employs more than 36,000 in the U.S. The company has contributed world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 30 million cars and trucks at our 9 manufacturing plants, 10 including our joint venture in Alabama that begins production in 2021. To help inspire the next generation for a career in STEM-based fields, including mobility, Toyota launched its virtual education hub at www.TourToyota.com with an immersive experience and the chance to visit many of our U.S. manufacturing facilities. The hub also includes a series of free STEM-based lessons and curriculum through Toyota USA Foundation partners, virtual field trips, and more. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.

Michael Zhou accepts his “Best Finalist” World Award from noted automotive journalist Peter Lyon.