Colin-on-Cars – Draw your dream car

Do you like cars. . .and can you draw? If so, entries to the 15th annual Toyota Dream Car Art Contest are open and  Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is inviting entries from children who are under the age of 15 years before the competition closes on March 31, 2021.

The contest is a Toyota initiative aimed at encouraging children to explore their creativity and transport their imagination beyond our physical confines. 

12-15 Winner Zaakirah Alli

The Toyota Dream Art Contest, which is for children under the age of 8 years; 8 to 11 years and 12 to 15-year-olds, aims to inspire budding young designers by inviting them to submit sketches of their favourite cars.

It is intended to create opportunities for children throughout the world to develop their interest in cars and help them feel the joy and importance of having a dream through drawing pictures of their dream cars. So, if your child loves drawing and relishes the opportunity to put pencil to paper, then this competition is for them. 

8-11 Winner Sahasra Kalakonda

The art contest was first held in 2004 in Japan and continues to be one of the largest international competitions that allow children to share their ideas about the future of cars while simultaneously encouraging them to pursue their dreams. The contest was conceptualised by Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda, who wanted to create a platform to teach children to use the power of dreams and imagination while stimulating their interest in cars.  

“We firmly believe that the arts are a powerful mechanism of escape – hence the importance of the Dream Car Art Contest. We had concerns this year, just knowing that people are dealing with a lot more on their plates with the pandemic, and as such we hope that this competition will offer children a healthy outlet – even if it’s for a little while,” says Glenn Crompton, Vice President of Marketing at TSAM.

Children from all over the world are invited to share ideas about the future of mobility by drawing their dream cars. Toyota hopes that this activity will help nurture the creativity of the next generation of great inventors, thinkers and dreamers. The competition comprises the National and the World Contest. The National Contest is held in each participating country till March 2021. 

12-15 Runner Up Husnaa Mahomed

National Contest Information

Entry Period

 27 January 2021 – 31 March 2021

Target Applicant

15 years old and younger living in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland.


Your “Dream Car”

Age Categories

(1) Category 1: Under 8 years old?

(2) Category 2: 8–11 years old

(3) Category 3: 12–15 years old

8-11 Runner Up Saaima Khan

Contestants stand a chance to win the following awards for all three categories:

•           1st place PS5 to the value of R15 000 and WRC Game                

•           2nd place Xbox One to the value of R 7000                      

•           3rd place HP Laptop to the value of R 5 000

•           4th place Tablet to the value of R 3 000

•           5th place Gift Voucher to the value of R2 000

We also have exciting prizes for participating schools. The school which submits the most valid entry forms stands a chance to win one of the following cash prizes:

* 1st Prize: R15 000

* 2nd Prize: R10 000

* 3rd Prize: R5000

For details about the history of the contest, please refer to the Toyota Global website:

Entry forms and Terms and Conditions of the competition can be found on the Toyota SA website:

Please send your entries to:

Sponsorships and Promotions, P.O Box 481, Bergvlei, 2012

Toyota SA Motors

Sponsorships and Promotions

Silindile Ngcobo

011 809 2086

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