Canadian Kids Invited to Design the Car of the Future

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  • The 2022 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest opened on September 27
  • Children aged 15 and under are invited to design the car of the future
  • Winners have a chance to win $15,000 USD and a trip to Japan in the global contest


TORONTO, Ontario – October 4, 2021 – Canadian kids are being invited to help make the world a better place by imagining and designing the car of the future. The 2022 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest encourages kids to grab their pencils, crayons or paint brushes to put their innovative designs on paper.

As society 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? Entrants will need to tell the judges what they’ve drawn, what it does and why it matters.

This year’s contest launched on September 27 and entries can be submitted until December 3. Artwork submissions can be created using any type of traditional 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 a chance to win a trip to Japan, and one of three grand prizes valued at $15,000 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

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 286 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. Recent investments at its facilities in Ontario will allow for increased production of the top-selling Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid models for the North American market.