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Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Fancy designing your own car, Toyota is inviting entries for the UK round of its Ninth Annual Dream Car Art Contest.

The competition always sees a rich mixture of colourful creativity and ground-breaking ideas. Creative ideas like edible chocolate seats, engines that run on recycled rubbish, flying machines that can also sail as well as run on ordinary roads, be creative as you can.

All children need to do to take part is to draw or paint their dream car, complete with a cool background to show what it would look like on the road. The artwork should be accompanied with a short explanation of how the car works, and what makes it the best in the world. Submissions must be hand-drawn or painted, not produced on a computer. Paper must be either A3 or A4 size.


There are three age categories: under-eight, eight to 11-years and 12 to 15 years; entrants must live in the UK. Prizes of an iPad are on offer for the winners of each category, as well as qualification for the worldwide competition. World finalists will have the chance to take the trip of a lifetime to the global prize ceremony in Japan in 2015.

Entry forms can be downloaded and more information, including previous winning designs and full competition terms and conditions, can be found at the Dream Car Art Contest page at The closing date for entries is 5 January 2015.