Flying cars, zero emission hoverboards, space buggies for moons and planets…who knows what the future of mobility will look like? So, Toyota is inviting children across the UK to share their wildest and most imaginative car design, as entries open for the 2022 Dream Car Art Contest.
The global contest has attracted more than 6.2 million entries from children in more than 100 countries worldwide since 2004, so you don’t want to miss out on the 15th annual competition. Previous winners’ designs have featured a car that provides homeless people with a place to stay for the night, nanoscopic ‘bumper cars’ with healing properties, and a car that cleans the ocean.
So, if you have a vision of what the future of mobility could look like, continue reading to find out how you can share this with the UK and maybe even the world!
WHO CAN ENTER?
Anyone who is under 15 years old, who lives in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland or the Channel Islands, can enter the Dream Car Art Competition, with entries split into three categories:
(1) Category 1: Under 8 years old
(2) Category 2: 8-11 years old
(3) Category 3: 12-15 years old
WHEN CAN I ENTER?
The opening date for competition entries is 11th October 2021 and the last date for submission is 31st December 2021. The UK winners will be announced in February 2022.
HOW CAN I ENTER?
This year, for the first time ever, we will be accepting digital submissions as well as the usual postal entries. This includes computer generated pictures made using a computer, tablet or phone, as well as scans of artwork created by hand. Artworks submitted this way must be in either .jpg, .png, or .pdf format to be accepted, and please try to save your work in as high resolution as possible. Designs put together by lots of people won’t be accepted.
To submit a digital entry, please read our terms and conditions ask a parent or guardian to enter your details on our online form (postal entries use a different form; please see below):
They will then be prompted via email to submit your creation to us.
Postal entries can be created using all forms of coloured pencils, markers, crayons and water paints because the artwork must involve colour, so be sure to draw a background too! Entries also need to be on A3 or A4 paper to be accepted. Designs put together by lots of people won’t be accepted. To enter by post, please read our terms and conditions and print a copy of our entry form:
Then, once you have your final creation, simply attach the fully completed form (including permission from a parent or legal guardian) to the back and post it to:
Dream Car Art Contest
Toyota (GB) plc CSR & Environmental Affairs
Great Burgh, Burgh Heath
WHAT’S THE PRIZE?
The top three best artworks will be selected in each category in the UK contest, with the Gold winner receiving an iPad, Silver and Bronze winners receiving a Samsung tablet and all winners receiving a Toyota goody bag. Winners will be announced in February through an online ceremony.
All UK bronze, silver, and gold winners will be put forward to the World Contest, in which a grand prize winner from each category and two special award winners will be selected. Each winner will receive $5,000 to spend on educational resources and supplementary prizes of $10,000 will also be awarded to their school or college to spend on educational resources. So, all that is left to say is good luck and dream big!
Closing Date: 31st December 2021
*All entrants must live in the UK. Full competition terms and conditions, can be found here.
For more information about the global competition, please click here.