The Toyota Dream Art Contest, which is for children under the age of 8 years; 8 to 11 years and 12 to 15-year-olds, aims to inspire budding young designers by inviting them to submit sketches of their favourite cars. It is intended to create opportunities for children throughout the world to develop their interest in cars and help them feel the joy and importance of having a dream through drawing pictures of their dream cars. So, if your child loves drawing and relishes the opportunity to put pencil to paper, then this competition is for them.
The art contest was first held in 2004 in Japan and continues to be one of the largest international competitions that allow children to share their ideas about the future of cars while simultaneously encouraging them to pursue their dreams. The contest was conceptualised by Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda, who wanted to create a platform to teach children to use the power of dreams and imagination while stimulating their interest in cars.
"We firmly believe that the arts are a powerful mechanism of escape – hence the importance of the Dream Car Art Contest. We had concerns this year, just knowing that people are dealing with a lot more on their plates with the pandemic, and as such we hope that this competition will offer children a healthy outlet – even if it’s for a little while," says Glenn Crompton, Vice President of Marketing at TSAM.
Children from all over the world are invited to share ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars. Toyota hopes that this activity will help nurture the creativity of the next generation of great inventors, thinkers and dreamers. The competition comprises the National and the World Contest. The National Contest is held in each participating country till March 2021.
National Contest Information
|Entry Period||27 January 2021 – 31 March 2021|
|Target Applicant||15 years old and younger living in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland.|
|Theme||Your “Dream Car”|
|Age Categories||(1) Category 1: Under 8 years old (2) Category 2: 8¬–11 years old(3) Category 3: 12–15 years old|
Contestants stand a chance to win the following awards for all three categories:
- 1st place PS5 to the value of R15 000 and WRC Game
- 2nd place Xbox One to the value of R 7000
- 3rd place HP Laptop to the value of R 5 000
- 4th place Tablet to the value of R 3 000
- 5th place Gift Voucher to the value of R2 000
We also have exciting prizes for participating schools. The school which submits the most valid entry forms stands a chance to win one of the following cash prizes:
- 1st Prize: R15 000
- 2nd Prize: R10 000
- 3rd Prize: R5000