Aspiring young artists are invited to submit an entry in Toyota’s international Dream Car Art Contest.

The annual contest, now in its 13th year, is open to young artists in three age groups: under 8 years, 8-11 years, and 12-15 years.

Entrants are invited 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’s Wayne Gabriel said the Dream Car Art Contest has 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,” he 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 more than 4000 local entries.

Georgia’s artwork aimed to address global conflict by creating greater cultural understanding between people.

It 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 gift card.

Entry forms for the 2019 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest can be downloaded from
https://www.toyota.com.au/dreamcar

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.