Calling all budding car designers. Toyota’s Dream Car USA Art Contest is now underway. It’s a chance for youth aged 4 to 15 to design their dream car and perhaps win an award while they are at it. The contest opened up on November 16 and artwork submissions will be accepted from U.S. youth until January 31, 2021.
Protecting the environment and imagining a better world are prominent themes among many of the award-winning car designs submitted to Toyota’s annual contest. Two sisters – Grace and Lynn Sun – were among last year's U.S. winners. Each girl each took an artistic approach to their drawings unique to their interests, guided by contrasting realms and even using different mediums.
"Because I love to read fantasy and fiction stories, my dream car design included imaginary objects and landscapes," said nine-year-old Grace, an aspiring writer and illustrator who drew The Jellyfish Car
In comparison, eleven-year-old Lynn who drew The Eco Car
shared that her "designs are inspired by many everyday objects – mainly, any object with unique features." Her dream career is to be a designer someday.
Each year, the Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest sends out a call for artwork submissions, which are received and entered into one of three categories – Category 1 (4-7 years); Category 2 (8-11 years); and Category 3 (12-15 years). Judging takes place within each age group to choose the best in terms of uniqueness of concept, artistry of concept, and execution of concept.
Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan held the first worldwide contest in 2004. Nearly 90 countries now host their own national contests under the same rules but with varying artwork submission periods. To learn more about the world contest and for official rules, visit www.Toyota-DreamCarArt.com