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Toyota Ireland Announces the Finalists of its 17th Annual Dream Car Art Contest

  • Toyota’s Dream Car Art Contest saw over 730 entries from children across the country
  • Nine winners across three categories: 7 and Under, 8-11 Years , and 12-15 Years
  • The nine winners will represent Ireland in Toyota’s global competition 


The future of art in Ireland is bright as Toyota Ireland reveals the winners of this year’s Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Now in its 17th year, the hugely popular contest saw over 730 entries across three age categories submitted by children around Ireland.

Toyota’s Dream Car Art Contest asks children from all across the world to illustrate their vision of the car for the future. Children are encouraged to be as creative and innovative as possible with their entries and develop something that they would like to see on the roads – or even in the skies – themselves one day.

The Toyota Ireland Dream Car Art awards were judged by Helene Hugel, CEO & Artistic Director of Helium Arts and Mark O'Kelly, Head of Painting at the National College of Art and Design, with the winning entries now being put forward to compete against the nine finalists from each participating country in the global part of the competition. The global competition sees the international finalists compete for a grand prize of $5,000 and $10,000 for the ultimate winner’s school to go towards educational resources. 

Nine winners were chosen across three age categories (7 and Under, 8-11 Years and 12-15 Years), as follows:

7 and Under  

1st Prize               Faie O'Sullivan (Age 4, from Wicklow) – “The Moon Car”  

2nd Prize              Franciszek Goc (Age 3, from Kildare) – “Dream Bubble Blow”  

3rd Prize              Jayden Hou (Age 7, from Kildare) – “Delivery Flying Car”  


8-11 Years  

1st Prize               Mia Wiercioch Chinatamunnee (Age 9, from Cavan) – “Water Car"  

2nd Prize              Mia Guo (Age 11, from Dublin) – “Out of this World”  

3rd  Prize             Emma Guo (Age 9, from Dublin) – “The Dragon Mobile”  


12-15 Years  

1st Prize               Eva Yu (Age 15, from Wicklow) – “Floral Toyota Robot Transformer”  

2nd Prize              Ella Chen (Age 14, from Kildare) – “Melting Bears”  

3rd Prize              Oliwia Witczak (Age 12, from Mayo) – “The Car of the Future”  


Honorary Mentions

Adam Kiely        (Age 13, from Limerick) - “Land n Sea Car”

Cathal Molony  (Age 10, from Louth) - “Electric Tractor”

Rachel Rickard  (Age 10, from Louth) - “Toyota Party Bus”


Zoë Bradley, Head of Marketing Communications and Corporate Affairs at Toyota Ireland, Toyota Ireland, said “The Dream Car Art Contest is an inclusive initiative that has been running for 17 years now and is very much reflective of our ‘Built for a Better World’ brand promise. The competition brings together children of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and ethnicities, showcasing the breadth of imagination and visionary thinking of Ireland’s young and upcoming artists. At Toyota Ireland, we believe imagination fuels innovation and are proud to support the next generation of innovators in Ireland."

This year was one of the most difficult years to date to judge all of the incredible entries from talented children across the country. We at Toyota want to extend a huge congratulations to everyone who participated and our nine amazing finalists whose entries will now compete in Toyota’s global competition. The creativity, imagination and passion of the children who enter Dream Car Art continues to blow us away, even after 17 years of amazing entries.”