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** Entries now open for the 2019 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest **
** Three age categories and the chance to win a trip to Japan **
** Closing date for submissions is March 1, 2019 **

Toyota Australia is calling on budding, young artists to let their imaginations run wild and draw or paint their own imaginary car as part of the 2019 Dream Car Art Contest.

Entries are now open for the Australian round of the global Toyota contest with submissions closing March 1, 2019.

The annual contest, now in its 13th year, calls on artists in three age categories - under 8 years, 8-11 years, and 12-15 years - to create their vision of a car for the future with the chance to win a four-day trip to Japan to attend a global awards ceremony.

Toyota Australia chief marketing officer Wayne Gabriel said the Dream Car Art Contest always attracted an amazing range of drawings and paintings by talented youngsters whose concepts often addressed global issues.

"The contest provides Toyota with an extraordinary glimpse into the issues that concern young people and it's fascinating to see how they use their imagination to address those issues through mobility solutions," Mr Gabriel said.

"For Toyota, addressing future mobility is driving our development and it's so heartening to see what ideas emanate from the engineers, designers, artists and developers of the future.

"It's also fantastic to see an enormous diversity of talented and promising artists produce such colourful and imaginative artworks," he said.

Last year's Australian winner, 12-year-old Georgia Fields from Western Australia, created the "Cultural Understanding Car" which was chosen from over 4000 local entries.

Georgia's artwork aimed to address global conflict by creating greater cultural understanding between people and so impressed the judges that it also earned her a place in the global top 30 entries from more 650,000 submitted in 76 countries - and a trip to Japan.

To enter the contest, all artworks need to be original hand-drawn or painted works and the top three Australian entries in each age category will also win a $500 Apple Store gift card.

Entry forms for the 2019 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest can be downloaded from


For more information, please contact:

Brodie Bott
Manager, Public Affairs
Mob: 0448 027 143


West Australian 12-year-old Georgia Fields won the Australian round of the 2018 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest with her "Cultural Understanding Car".
Global finalists in 2018 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest at the awards presentation in Japan.
Toyota President Akio Toyoda with the 2018 President Akio Toyoda Award-winning "Farmer Car for People with Physical Impairments" by seven-year-old Iraqi Mayar Rabeea Faez Al Azi.
The "Toyota Time Traveling Car" by 14-year-old Yatagama Lokuge Malindu Mihisara from Sri Lanka was one of 30 global finalists in the 2018 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.
The "Free Medicine for the Poor" by seven-year-old Shah Dhara Vishaal from Kenya was one of 30 global finalists in the 2018 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.
The Alphabet Car by seven-year-old Xylone Margareth Andariska from Indonesia was one of 30 global finalists in the 2018 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.