14th Dream Car Art Contest 2020

Toyota once again invited children to use their boundless imaginations to design fantastic vehicles for the future in the 2020 Dream Car Art Contest. Not limited to just cars, children were encouraged to use their creative talents to come up with any form of transport or technology that gives people the freedom of movement, on land, sea or air, while protecting and sustaining the world’s natural environment.

The ceremony was hosted at Toyota’s UK Head Office in Surrey on 28 February, with gold, silver and bronze prize winners announced in three age categories. Having reached the final stage in the UK competition, all the finalists will now go forward for consideration in the global competition and the chance to win the trip of a lifetime to Japan in 2021.

Award Winners:

Under 8

The winner in the under-eight category was Nahia Aston, whose Climate Change Dream Car can redistribute water from recent floods to help areas affected by wildfires. Animals and humans can also be airlifted to safety via a rainbow.

Gold: Nahia Aston

Silver: Virgil Franchetti

Bronze: Stefanie Petryshyn


8 to 11

First place in the 8 to 11 category went to Isla Millen with The BeeBus, which travels around the world helping the dwindling bee population to pollinate plants and collect nectar, with honey being distributed for people to enjoy.

Gold: Isla Millen

Silver: Abigail Debenham

Bronze: Siri Dawton


12 to 15

The 12 to 15 category was won by Shayna Gail Velasquez, whose Green Micro Sentinels is composed of miniature drones that can come together to transport water to fight wildfires, blanket and contain volcanic ash and form walls to protect against tsunamis whilst taking people and wildlife to safety.

Gold: Shayna Gail Velasquez

Silver: Aanchal Kumar

Bronze: Ayesha Taniya


The awards were presented by Paul Van Der Burgh, Toyota GB President and Managing Director, and Chris Hayes, Director of People and Planning. Gold award winners were presented with iPads, and silver and bronze winners were given Samsung tablets; all finalists took home a Toyota goody bag.

For more information about the global competition, please click here.

*All entrants must live in the UK. Full competition terms and conditions, can be found at the found here.