The 15th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Toyota Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of the 15th 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.

INCLUSIVITY IS IMPORTANT

At Toyota Ireland, we believe that inclusivity is important above everything else. That is why for our Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, we would like children of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in this showcase of creativity and imagination, especially after the challenging past two years. Our aim is to let all children of Ireland fulfil their artistic potential and make the 2021/2022 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest the biggest one yet!

What is a dream car?

As Toyota, we believe that dreams can take you anywhere, wherever you are. So how would your fantasy automobile make the world a better place? All you have to do is think hard and imagine what your dream car would be – like these Irish winners from 2021.

Some inspiration
Under 8 - 1st - Adam Goku Wiercioch-Chinatamunnee Dinosaur Car
Some inspiration
8-11 - 1st - Angela (Zhi Qin) Lin The End of Covid
Some inspiration
12-15 - 1st - Sabrina (Jing) Yang A New World
Under 8s

1st Place: Adam Goku Wiercioch-Chinatamunnee, Dinosaur Car
2nd Place: Sophie Vaughan, Species X
3rd Place: Francesca Chu, Bird House Car

8-11s Category

1st Place: Angela (Zhi Qin) Lin, The End of Covid
2nd Place: Jerry Luo, Dragonfly Car
3rd Place: Molly Buckley, Fungie Marine

12-15s Category

1st Place: Sabrina (Jing) Yang, A New World
2nd Place: Siyi Guo, TNT Musical Expressing Car
3rd Place: Nell O’Grady, Cyber Swan

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 your child has any additional needs or requirements, please email us at DreamCarArt@toyota.ie.

When do I need to create my entry by?

The deadline for the 2021/2022 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is Friday 25th February 2022.

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 or CG artwork. (More details on that in the ‘How do I enter?’ section)

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 fitbits! Each of the 9 finalists have also been entered into the worldwide art contest where they could win $5,000 and $10,000 for their school to spend on educational resources! The Grand Prize winners will be invited for a trip to Japan. (*If COVID regulations allow)

How do I enter?
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1) Download your entry kit Ask your parents to carefully read the terms and conditions.
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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.
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3) Get your parents’ signature Make sure your parents sign the entry form otherwise your dream car artwork won’t be valid.
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4) Post your design and entry form to: Physical submissions: Dream Car Art Contest, Toyota Ireland, Killeen Road, Dublin 12, D12 AW94

Online submissions: dreamcarart@toyota.ie.
*Submissions must be in GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG, or PDF format. (More information in the Competition T&C’s)
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 previous years. Good luck!

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