For the eighth year in a row, Toyota invited young people from around the world to put their imaginations to work and draw a picture of their dream cars. Toyota has now announced the Dream Car Art Contest winners with nine young children from the United States moving onto the World Contest Semi-Finals.
Eight judges chose the US winners from a pool of 30 finalists. The judges included actor and art collector Cheech Marin, Art Center College of Design Transportation Chair Stewart Reed, Toyota Financial Services CEO Mike Groff, and others.
“Judges were immediately impressed by the level of talent and creativity in each work of art,” said Art Center College of Design Transportation Chair Stewart Reed, in a statement. “But even more remarkable is the way young people have taken the concept of their dream car and turned it into an outlet for expressing their concerns over modern-day issues, and for suggesting imaginative ways to improve their world.”
The nine US winners, who range in age from six to 15, will have their artwork presented with the winners from over 80 other countries around the world. Then, in August 2015, the top 30 artists will win an all-expense-paid trip to Toyota City, Japan to attend the World Contest awards ceremony.
Know a young artist who would love to enter this contest? The submission dates for next year’s contest run from September 1, 2015 through January 9, 2016.
You can check out the artwork from the US winners online. Which Dream Car drawings do you like the best?