U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

From November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is open for submissions in the United States.* Parents and teachers are invited to enter artwork created by U.S. youth, ages 4-15. Each submission consists of one artwork accompanied by a separate entry form signed by a parent or legal guardian (multiple submissions accepted). All submissions must be postmarked during the U.S. Contest Dates of November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.

The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is designed to inspire creativity in youth and imagine the future of mobility. Winners of this free youth art contest 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: execution, uniqueness, and artistry of concept.

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. In the United States, the art contest for kids has been presented since 2012, and 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.

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* While the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is taking place in the United States this year, the World Contest is on hiatus due to the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics and will return in 2021.

Toyota USA Childrens Art Contest 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.

U.S. Contest Dates

Friday, November 1, 2019 thru Friday, January 31, 2020

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 judged 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 will 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 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

FY19 U.S. WINNERS

13th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest