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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 (4-8 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.
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.
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.
(Age Category 1)
(Age Category 2)
(Age Category 3)
Does the youth’s artwork express its theme and concept in an understandable way?
Is the dream or future car depicted in the artwork a product of the youth’s unique imagination?
Is the design of the youth’s artwork solid? Are colors in balance? Does it have enough detail?
U.S. Winners receive an award certificate, a ready-to-frame copy of their artwork, and a Toyota MasterCard® Reward Card.