Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Kids can draw their way to an all-expense paid trip to Japan.

Image: Toyota Hawaii

What would your child's fantasy car look like? Toyota Hawaii wants to know.

The 7th Dream Car Art Contest is happening now. Student artists 15 years and younger are invited to submit hand drawings of their vision of a dream vehicle. The public and a judging panel of local artists and celebrities will select nine local finalists to move on to the World Contest. Any Hawaii students that receive merits in the World Contest will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Japan to meet Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda and Executive Vice President Yukitoshi Funo in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture.

One Hawaii winner from each age group will also receive an iPad mini. Any other finalists in that age group will receive $150.

To enter:

1 - Pick up an entry form at all Toyota Hawaii Dealerships or on ToyotaHawaii.com.

2 - Draw your dream car. Turn it in, along with the entry form, by February 23, 2013 to any Toyota Hawaii Dealership or mail it to

Toyota Dream Car Art Contest
P.O. Box 2788
Honolulu, HI 96803-2788

You'll want to enter early, because starting January 15, people can vote for their favorite entry on ToyotaHawaii.com. The entries that receive the most votes by February 28 will automatically qualify for the final local judging by a panel including:

Kamea Hadar, Pow Wow Hawaii lead director
Vince Hazen, Honolulu Academy of Arts Academy Art Center at Linekona director
Olena Heu, KHON2 anchor
Glenn Inouye, Toyota Hawaii
Mahealani Richardson, KITV anchor
Evan Tottori, Department of Education Art in Public Places Artist in Residence resource teacher
Steve Uyehara, Hawaii News Now anchor

Finalists will be notified in March. The nine Hawaii finalists going on to the World Competition will be notified in April.

See the full list of rules, deadlines and 2012 Toyota Hawaii Dream Car Finalists on ToyotaHawaii.com.

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