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17th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of the 17th Annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Nine children from across Ireland will be chosen for their impressive artistic skills and inventive ideas in envisioning the perfect car of the future. The chosen nine finalists will then go on to represent Ireland in Toyota’s worldwide art contest.
Applications for the 17th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest are now closed. 
 
The winners of the competition will be announced during the week commencing the 11th of March, 2024

INCLUSIVITY IS IMPORTANT
 

Inclusivity is a big part of Toyota’s Built for a Better World brand purpose, within which the company is committed to helping to make lives better for all Irish people. In line with this philosophy the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest encourages children of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in this year’s showcase. While all entrants can’t win the top three spots in each age category, the competition recognises the efforts of those who might struggle more than others via the Honourable Mentions section of the contest.

How to get involved

  • Who can participate?

    The contest is open to children of all abilities up to 15 years old. Toyota Ireland organises the Irish contest and accepts entries from the Republic of Ireland. If you have any questions, please email us at DreamCarArt@toyota.ie.

    What artwork and material do I need?

    As in previous years, take an A3 size paper (A4 size is OK too) and use any medium you like – pencils, crayons, paint – to create your dream car. Don’t forget a background, so we can imagine what it would look like in its environment.

    This year, we will also accept scanned/photographed online submissions of hand drawing artwork. (More details on that in the ‘How do I enter?’ section)

  • When do I need to create my entry by?

    The deadline for the 2023/2024 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is Friday 9th of February. 

    What is this year's theme/concept? 

    This year's Dream Car Art Contest theme is:

    "Let's change the future of cars!" 

    What can I win?

    Winners of the Irish competition will be in with a chance to win lots of cool prizes, such as interactive tablets, instax cameras and kindles! Each of the 9 finalists will be entered into the worldwide art contest where they could win $5,000 and $10,000 for their school to spend on educational resources!  

How do I enter?

  • 1) Download your entry kit

    Ask your parents to carefully read the terms and conditions.

  • 2) Complete the entry form

    Do it with your parents and don't forget to give a title and a short explanation of your dream car.

    Please note that an entry form is required for each child and is submitted with their artwork. 

  • 3) Get your parent's signature

    Please ensure that each entry form is signed by a parent, otherwise it can not be included in the competition due to GDPR regulations. 

  • 4) Post your design and entry form to:

    Physical submissions: Dream Car Art Contest, Toyota Ireland, Killeen Road, Dublin 12, D12 AW94

    Online submissions to: 

    dreamcarart@toyota.ie

    *Submissions must be in GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, or PDF format. (More information in the Competition T&C’s) 

    *Please send as an attachment from a computer. 

How do I get inspired?

There are so many ways to find inspiration that can help you imagine your car of the future: create a list, appreciate nature, talk to your family, draw some doodles, play a word association game, take a walk, read a book, flick through a magazine, window shop, watch a movie, go to a museum, share ideas with friends – or just sit down, close your eyes and let your imagination run wild.

If you want some more inspiration, just discover some of the winning Irish entries from last year. Good luck!

2023 WINNERS

 

UNDER 7

  • 1st Place:  Ciara Meade - The Dinosaur car
  • 2nd Place: Seimi Carey - The Scare Buster
  • 3rd Place: Sophia Wu - Environmental Truck
  • Joint 3rd Place: Sofia Wang - The Whale Car

8-11

  • 1st Place: Sinead McMahon - Green City
  • 2nd Place: Ava Cullinan - Elephant BoomBoom
  • 3rd Place: Jerry Luo - Waste Collecting Whale

12-15

  • 1st Place: Mia Finney - 2050?
  • 2nd Place: Jiaming Zheng - Frog Car
  • 3rd Place: Amna Awadelkareem - The Car of the Sea

HONORARY AWARDS

  • Fionn Hogan Moore – DinoCar
  • Ryan Sheehan – Pirate Ship Car
  • Jack Peterson Harrington – World Toyota Trooper