For the last eight months, children from around the globe have lovingly recreated their ideas and dreams for the cars of the future, as part of their entry into Toyota Motor Corporation’s (TMC), eighth Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.

Since 2004, TMC have conducted the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest as part of its social contribution initiatives, and this year has seen over 600,000 designs submitted by children in 80 countries and regions.

Inspiring the future

By nurturing the creativity of the next generation of inventors, designers, thinkers and dreamers, children living around the globe can develop an interest in cars as they bring their dreams to life.

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Using any drawing medium they like from crayons to markers, the artists aged between seven and fifteen years old have been hand-drawing their dream cars, and supporting backgrounds, to win progress from the national stage to the world contest. From here, a jury will select 90 overall winners who will be invited to Japan, for a VIP Toyota factory tour, where an overall winner will be crowned at the awards ceremony in August.

90 days, 90 heroes

In the build up to the final, from 29th May to 26th August, we will celebrate the finalists’ designs and showcase them on our Dream Car of the Day website. Brought to life through 3D modelling, 3D printing and 2D animation, this series of tiny animated Vine videos will allow fans to like and view their favourites.

Be sure to stay tuned over the next three months as the finalists’ creations are revealed, and if the past years’ designs are anything to go by, they will be packed full of psychedelic colours and innovative ideas!

We wish all the finalists the very best of luck…

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