Judges displaying US winners of the 2019 Toyota Dream Car Contest

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Winners of the 2019 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Did you know that since 2004, Toyota Financial Services has been hosting a Toyota Dream Car Art Contest? In this contest, children from around the world submit designs for their dream cars. The U.S. Winners have been announced. Learn more about the winners of the 2019 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest and what they stand to win.

Toyota Judges from the 2019 Toyota Dream Car ContestJudges for the 2019 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Not only did Judges include representatives from Toyota such as Mark Templin (President & CEO of Toyota Financial Services) and Karen Ideno (Group Vice President of Product marketing) but also executives and consultants from other industries.

Non-Toyota judges included award-winning art designer Robynn Sanders, Hot Wheels design manager Bryan Benedict, K-5 art teacher Matthew Grundler, and more. In all, there were 11 judges charged with making the final decision and selecting the semi-finalists from the U.S.

Who were the U.S. winners of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest?

There were three categories based on age and each category saw a gold, silver, and bronze winner. The winners by age group are listed below:

Ages 4-7

Sydney Bella Cui with Magical Toyota Piggies (Gold)
Grace Sun with The Magic Library Car (Silver)
Yohann Lee with The Dragon Learning Car (Bronze)

Ages 8-11

Lynn Sun with My Dream Deer Car (Gold)
Lang Ren with Mr. Minigame, The Ocean Helper (Silver)
Brain Hoyun Kim with Transforming Car (Bronze)

Ages 12-15

Jiaying Zhu with Tree of Life Car (Gold)
Audrey Tianyu Zhang with The Self Discovery Car (Silver)
Brightan Qi Yang with The Community Car (Bronze)


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Bryan Benedict of Mattel’s Hot Wheels acting as a judge at the 2019 Toyota Dream Car ContestNext steps for the U.S. winners of the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

Judges chose the 9 winners from 31 finalists in the U.S. which Toyota representatives previously narrowed down from a field of 100 U.S. semi-finalists. In August of 2019, the designs of these 9 U.S. winners will go up against winners from 80 other countries.

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In the end, judges will select 30 winners worldwide. All worldwide winners will get an all-expense-paid trip to Toyota City in Japan where they will get to enjoy Japanese culture and even participate in a tour of a Toyota manufacturing plant.


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