Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Canadians Invited to Submit 
Artwork Depicting their Child’s "Dream Car"

This is the first time Canadians are eligible to participate in this annual contest and includes competitors from more than 70 countries and regions. Last year's contest attracted 600,000 entries worldwide, with winning entries from Thailand and Romania. The goal of the contest is to inspire children’s creativity and reinforce the importance of having a dream, in addition to encouraging their interest in cars.

Submissions in the Local Contest will be reviewed by a panel of judges including Sheri Radford, author of Penelope, the popular children’s stories; Christine Tripp, illustrator of more than 50 children’s books; and a representative from TCI. Judges will consider the overall originality, creativity and relevance to the theme in each piece.

“Imagination is what drives great innovation, design and engineering,” said Seiji Ichii, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toyota Canada Inc. “Today’s young people are the future titans of the auto industry and we want to drive the dreams of tomorrow’s leaders.”

The contest is open to the parents/legal guardians of children ages 15 and under and there are three age categories:
  • Under 8 years old
  • 8-11 years old
  • 12-15 years old
Entry Period: December 16, 2013 - March 7, 2014

The Local Contest:
Awards: 1st - 3rd places from 3 categories (9 total awards)
Prizes: 7" 8GB Tablet device (with Wi-Fi)
Canadian award winners will be eligible to participate in the world contest

The World Contest:
Awards: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Finalist, Special award (30 total awards)
Prize: *Invitation to the award ceremony trip to Japan in August 2014
(*Award winners and both parents/legal guardian for each winner)

The submissions can be created with any medium of art such as paint, markers or crayons but must not be created digitally. In addition, the artwork needs to be created on tabloid (A3) size paper (11 x 17 inches) and must feature a coloured background. The contest is open to residents of Canada outside of Quebec. Full entry terms and conditions can be found at http://www.toyota.ca/dreamcarartcontest

The Car of the Future... Let Your Child's Imagination Ride Far

Disclosure: I was not paid nor received any compensation for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of others. 

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