dream car art contest

What would the best car in the world look like?

Would it have chocolate seats so you could eat them if you got hungry? Maybe it would be powered by sweet wrappers to help recycle rubbish or have really long arms so you could do your shopping without getting out of the car. Think up the coolest futuristic car you can, draw or paint it, and send it to us. Then you could be off to the 9th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest world final in Japan and might even get your design turned into a real 3D model car.

Here at Toyota we’re always thinking ahead, wondering what the cars of the future will look like. It takes a lot of imagination to think of new designs, so we’ve decided to ask the people who might one day be driving those cars – you!

What do I have to do?

Simply draw or paint your dream car and make sure it has a cool background so we can imagine what it’d look like on the road. Or in the sky, or even underground… Don’t forget to tell us how your car works and why it’s the best car in the world. Please don’t use a computer to do it – that’s cheating! And the paper you use must be A3 or A4 in size.

How do I send in my design?

Click here to download your entry form

Then post your design and completed entry form to us at: Dream Car Art Contest, Toyota GB plc, Codestorm House, Walton Road, Farlington, Hampshire, PO6 1TR.
Make sure a parent or guardian signs the entry form, too.


How long do I have to create my design?

The closing date for entries is Monday 5th January 2015, so get your thinking cap on!


Who can enter?

You have to live in the UK and fit into one of these three age categories: Under 8s; 8-11 year olds; 12-15 year olds. Don’t forget to tell your friends and family about the contest, too. Maybe even ask your teacher to turn it into a class project.


What could I win?

First, you’ll be entered into our UK competition with an iPad up for grabs in each age category and a UK awards ceremony on 20th February 2015. Then, the winners of each category will be entered into our worldwide art contest. If your design makes the final, you could be jetting off to Japan on a trip of a lifetime for the world-final ceremony in 2015. Take a look at this video of the 2014 world-final winners and check out their Vines.


Help! I’m not sure what to draw…

Have a think about what your futuristic car might be made of. Will it be made of recycled material? How will it work? What cool features will it have? These are just some of the things Toyota designers think of when they design new cars. Have a look at these for inspiration. Or take a look at the 2014 winners below.


  • Position: 1st

    Name

    Luo-Tong Sim

    Age

    5

    Title of Artwork

    Balloon Car

    The Idea

    This is a solar-powered, light, balloon car that is accident and pollution free. It is made from recycled materials and foldable into a bag.

    Position: 2nd

    Name

    Thehan de Silva

    Age

    6

    Title of Artwork

    Rocket Car

    The Idea

    A rocket powered car which can go on the road, underground, underwater and space.

    Position: 3rd

    Name

    Ella Lewis

    Age

    7

    Title of Artwork

    Marshmellow Car

    The Idea

    A super soft edible car made from yummy marshmallow. It bounces high in the air on a spring. A car that’s safe for its passengers and pedestrians.

    Position: 4th

    Name

    Lachlan O'neil

    Age

    7

    Title of Artwork

    Red Eagle

    The Idea

    An electronic solar car that can fly to see air ballons, birds and be above the traffic.

  • Position: 1st

    Name

    Eva McLeod-Quinn

    Age

    10

    Title of Artwork

    The aqua sub car plane

    The Idea

    The car has a retractable, oval photo chromatic window. The wings of the car are concealed underneath and come out automatically when put to flight mode. The wheels of the car are also retractable when used as a boat and submarine.

    Position: 2nd

    Name

    Denisa Rissa

    Age

    9

    Title of Artwork

    The Super Multicoloured Foldable Car

    The Idea

    This car can easily fold and open into a personal (2 seats) or a family car (9 seats), so it is 2 cars in one! The personal car would do for travelling and the family car would go to London without having to pay for buses!

    Position: 3rd

    Name

    Elliot Luckins

    Age

    9

    Title of Artwork

    Solar Powered Frog Car

    The Idea

    This car is designed to be suitable for floods. There are solar panels to save energy.

    Position: 4th

    Name

    Lisa Masters

    Age

    11

    Title of Artwork

    Help Mobile

    The Idea

    Helping babies sleep and the homeless.

  • Position: 1st

    Name

    Megan Cahill

    Age

    15

    Title of Artwork

    Toyota Emotion

    The Idea

    The Toyota Emotion is a car that has features such as a finger print lock, plug socket for charging devices and a touch screen.

    Position: 2nd

    Name

    Rachel Rissa

    Age

    12

    Title of Artwork

    Duo Traveler

    The Idea

    This car can go in the water so great for the beach.

    Position: 3rd

    Name

    Marlin Harrison

    Age

    15

    Title of Artwork

    The Precedo

    The Idea

    This car deviates from the normal expectations of a car, whilst offering intuition, style and function. It also includes more people than a normal car does, allowing disabled persons to drive the car.

    Position: 4th

    Name

    Isaac Stanesby

    Age

    13

    Title of Artwork

    The Fruit Mobile

    The Idea

    It's a car made out of fruit and it gives you all kinds of fruit drink.

Click here to download your entry form now!

If you have any questions about this year’s Dream Car competition, drop us an email at dreamcar@tgb.toyota.co.uk or call 0344 701 6182.

Full terms and conditions of the competition can be found here.