From the artwork submissions received, nine U.S. winners will be selected by TFS during the National Contest judging during February and March 2017. The artwork by these nine winners, along with winners from more than 80 other countries, will be forwarded to Japan in late March 2017 for consideration in the World Contest, the winners for the latter to be announced in August 2017. Presented annually, the global competition is designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage their interest in cars.
Check out artwork by the U.S. winners of the 10th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest by clicking HERE!
Theme: Your Dream Car
Age Categories: Under 8 years; 8-11 years; 12-15 years
Type of Awards: Gold, Silver, and Bronze
Judging Criteria: Expressiveness of message, uniqueness, and artistry
Structure: National and World Contests (over 80 participating countries)
Official Rules-11th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
Entry Form-11th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
Press Release-U.S. Launch of 11th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest (forthcoming)
Artwork Submission Dates: For the 11th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest administered by TFS in the U.S., artwork is accepted during Saturday, October 1, 2016 through Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
Awards: Selected this year during February and March 2017, artwork by the top nine winners will be submitted to Japan for consideration in the World Contest (the latter to be announced in August 2017).
Dates: April through May (Submission & Review); August (Awards Ceremony)
Awards: Selected from entries submitted from over 80 countries, thirty youth, each accompanied by one guardian, receives a free trip to Tokyo, Japan during August. The trip includes programs and an awards ceremony led by TMC President Akio Toyoda and including TMC/TMSM general managers, art/automotive specialists.
Last year, nearly 800,000 entries worldwide were submitted to the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Of these, 630 entries (each country submitted their National Contest winners by age category) were submitted to Japan for consideration in the World Contest. The first international contest was held in 2004 by Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan with the dual goals of inspiring children to understand the importance of having a dream while, at the same time, encouraging them to become interested in cars by designing “Dream Cars” of their imagination. This is the 6th year that the U.S. has held its National Contest.
LAST YEAR’S NATIONAL JUDGES
Cheech Marin, Actor, Comedian, Director, and Art Collector
Bryan Benedict, Senior Staff Designer, Hot Wheels®
Mike Groff, President & CEO, Toyota Financial Services
William Chergosky, Project Design Mgr., Calty Design Research, Inc.
Dave Kunz, Eyewitness News Automotive Specialist. KABC 7
A.J. Gordon, automotive journalist and Host, CarStories.com podcast for Petersen Automotive Museum
Al Smith, Group VP, Service Operations & Corporate Planning, Toyota Financial Services
Ann Bybee, VP, Corporate Strategy, Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility & Program Mgmt., Toyota Financial Services
Karen Ideno, VP of Product and Marketing, Toyota Financial Services
Anthony Salcido, VP & Corporate Controller, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.
Susan Sanborn, Curator & Director, Toyota USA Automobile Museum
John Valadez, artist
LAST YEAR’S U.S. WINNERS, FINALISTS & SEMI-FINALISTS
10th Contest (2016) Nine (9) U.S. Winners + President’s Choice
10th Contest (2016) Thirty (32) U.S. Finalists
10th Contest (2016) Ninety (90) U.S. Semi-Finalists