Toyota seeking entries for 2019 Dream Car Art Contest

Here is an example of a national-winning dream car entry by 11-year-old Nicole X. Zhong from Northville, Mich. She took the bronze medal in the 8- to-11-year-old category. Her theme follows: “Where to next? My dream for this car is to be able to travel anywhere. From outer space to the ocean, the only limit for this vehicle is your imagination. Wherever your heart desires, you can take this car and go!”

Toyota is seeking entries for its 13th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest and invites keiki ages 4-15 to submit a drawing of their dream car. All entries must be submitted by Thursday to be eligible for prizes.

The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is designed to inspire creativity in youths and imagine the future of mobility. Winners of the contest in participating countries worldwide are chosen from three age categories: under 8, 8-11 and 12-15. Judging is based on three criteria: artistry, uniqueness and execution of concept.

Nine U.S. winners will be selected for this national contest, with prizes including the opportunity to enter the Toyota Motor Corporation World Competition for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan. The artwork of the nine winners, along with winners from more than 80 other countries, will be entered in the World Contest.

In 2017, two local artists, Aja Middleton and Sophia Stark, were selected to attend the Toyota World Dream Car Art Contest Awards Ceremony in Japan with their families.

This year, no entries will be accepted by Toyota Hawaii or any of its Toyota dealers. All submissions must be mailed directly to: Toyota Financial Services Dream Car Art Contest, c/o Cause Connect LLC, 5535 Memorial Dr., Suite F-666, Houston, Texas, 77007.

For official entry forms and contest information, visit tfsinthecommunity.com/dreamcar.