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  • The 2023 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest opened on January 20, 2023

  • Children aged 15 and under are invited to design the car of the future

  • Winners have a chance to win $5,000 USD grand prize in the global contest


TORONTO, Ontario - January 23, 2023 – Canadian kids are being invited to help make the world a better place by imagining and designing the car of the future. The 2023 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest encourages kids to grab their pencils, crayons or paint brushes to put their innovative designs on paper.

As the world continues to navigate through social and environmental challenges, we turn to the next generation – our children and youth – to bring forward their innovative ideas and inspire us to make some necessary changes.

Over the past few years, Toyota’s Dream Car Art Contest has evolved from a colourful visual arts talent competition to a global platform for the world’s most imaginative kids to bring forward their world-changing ideas.

Children are encouraged to explain the innovative ideas they’ve expressed with their artwork. Does it help save our oceans or environment? Does it help people move from one place to another? Does it use a new renewable source of energy? Participants will need to tell the judges what they’ve drawn, what it does and why it matters.

This year’s contest launched on January 20 and entries can be submitted until February 28, 2023. Artwork submissions can be created using any type of hand-drawn medium – such as paint, markers, and crayons.

Three finalists will be chosen from each of the three age categories: ‘Under eight’, ‘eight to 11’, and ’12 to 15’. The nine Canadian finalists will each win a $250 KiwiCo gift card. Most importantly, finalists from Canada will be entered in the global contest hosted by Toyota Motor Corporation for one of three grand prizes valued at $5,000 USD.

For more information about contest terms and conditions, including how to submit contest entries as well as examples of winning entries from previous years, visit https://www.toyota.ca/toyota/en/dream-car-art-contest.

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over six million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability to the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax, and parts distribution centres in Clarington and Vancouver. Toyota also operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than nine million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid, as well as Lexus NX 250, NX 350 and NX 350h hybrid. The company has sold more than 19 million electrified vehicles worldwide and is the number one seller of electrified vehicles in Canada.