U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest Opens November 1
PLANO, Texas (October 28, 2019) – “When pigs fly” typically means it will never happen. But in the creative mind of seven-year-old Sydney Bella Yian Cui from Mercer Island, Washington, it COULD happen to save the environment, and it DID happen when her “Toyota Magical Piggies” artwork received a “Best Finalist” award at the World Contest in Tokyo, Japan earlier this month.
This past spring, Cui’s artwork was also recognized as the U.S. Gold Award Winner for her age category. “Pigs are my favorite animals,” she said. “In my drawing, they are inhaling polluted air and turning it into love and hope. It is my dream that flying pig-shaped cars are made by Toyota to help the environment in the future.”
The question “If you could design a car to make the world a better place, what would it look like?” is answered each year by thousands of young people like Cui who design and submit their hand-drawn artwork to their respective national contests. Last year, 953,064 entries were received in more than 86 countries worldwide.
This year, Toyota presents the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest in the United States. Artwork by U.S. youth, ages 4-15, may be submitted from November 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020. Contest information such as official rules, artwork guidelines, and entry forms is now available at www.ToyotaDreamCarUSA.com.
About Toyota: Toyota (NYSE:TM) has been a part of the cultural fabric in the U.S. and North America for more than 60 years, and is committed to advancing sustainable, next-generation mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. During that time, Toyota has created a tremendous value chain as our teams have contributed to world-class design, engineering, and assembly of more than 38 million cars and trucks in North America, where we have 14 manufacturing plants, 15 including our joint venture in Alabama (10 in the U.S.), and directly employ more than 47,000 people (over 36,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold 2.8 million cars and trucks (2.4 million in the U.S.) in 2018.
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