The Toyota Dream Car USA Art Contest will be accepting submissions created by youth ages 4-15 starting November 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022. Kids can create an original drawing by hand using digital tools, crayons, color pencils, ink pens, markers or paint (acrylic or watercolor). With the assistance of an adult, they complete an entry form, which is submitted with the drawing (the original, if sent by mail; an image, if using the online form). Details – with official rules, artwork guidelines and entry forms – are at

“Great ideas begin with a dream. We invite youth across the country to share their vision, creativity and excitement for the future of mobility,” said Sean Suggs, group vice president, Toyota Social Innovation.

Judged on uniqueness, artistry and execution of concept, artworks are reviewed by age group:

  • Category 1 (4-7 years)
  • Category 2 (8-11 years)
  • Category 3 (12-15 years)

The top three winners in each age group receive awards (gold, silver and bronze) with cash prizes. In addition, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California, will give out its Petersen Prestige Award to one of the nine contest winners, which includes a display of the winning artwork at the museum. The first Toyota Dream Car Art Contest was held in Japan during 2004, and it has expanded to include nearly 90 countries today who host their own national contests. The United States launched its first national contest in 2012. All countries submit their top nine winners to Japan as entries to the world contest.