Al-Futtaim Toyota Invites UAE Children to Participate in 15th Edition of Global Toyota Dream Car Art Contest


UAE children will join their peers from 76 other countries for the international Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

The grand prize for the global edition is an educational five-day trip to Japan, the homeplace of Toyota Motor Corporation

Dubai, UAE: Al-Futtaim Toyota has announced that the local edition of the global Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is now open for submissions. Now in its 15th year, the competition provides children aged 15 and under from around the world with a hands-on opportunity  to feel the joy of having dreams and imagining the future of cars, while developing an interest in the automotive industry. Over 6.2 million participants from a total of 100 countries have taken part in the challenge since its launch in 2004. 

UAE children will join their peers from 76 other countries for the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, connecting with them through their very own perception of the most colourful, creative vehicles. With a deadline of January 15, 2022 the contest’s winners will be in for a chance to receive a $5000 individual prize and $10,000 for their school as part of the Middle East and Central Asia Division  (MECAD) competition. The grand prize for the global edition is an educational five-day trip to Japan, the homeplace of Toyota Motor Corporation. 

Commenting on the competition, Andy Barratt, Managing Director of  Al-Futtaim Toyota, said: “Toyota leads the way for the future of mobility, with a passion for cars ingrained in our story throughout the years. One of the world’s biggest art competitions for youngsters, the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest offers children the opportunity to become a part of our vision in their own way. The UAE’s youngest artists have consistently submitted some of the best artwork and we look forward to unveiling this year’s brilliant contributions.” 

Children will be competing under three categories, Gold, Silver and Bronze, which are divided into three age groups: seven years old and under; eight to 11 years old; and 12 to 15 years old. The top nine winners, a Gold, Silver and Bronze from each age bracket, will receive awards and prizes and be shortlisted to enter the international level of the competition against other entries from around the world.

Parents who wish to submit their children’s artwork can download the registration form and participation guidelines from Entries must be brought to the nearest Toyota showroom or the Al-Futtaim Toyota head office located at Dubai Festival City. Drawings will be evaluated based on uniqueness, concept exeuctution, as well as artistic ability, and displayed across Toyota facilities around the country to showcase UAE budding artists’ talent. 

About Al-Futtaim Toyota

Toyota, a Japanese automotive manufacturer founded in 1937, is the world’s market leader in sales of hybrid electric vehicles. Toyota has been exclusively distributed in the UAE by Al-Futtaim Automotive, part of Al-Futtaim Group, for over six decades, and has been leading the sustainable mobility movement since 2008. 

With a large line-up of vehicles ranging from SUV, compact, sedan, coupe, MPV and LCV, as well as a wide range of Hybrid options, Al-Futtaim Toyota is setting new benchmarks for clean motoring in an effort to actively contribute to a lower carbon footprint in the UAE. 2017 saw the introduction of the zero-emission hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Toyota Mirai, in a pilot aiming at studying the possibilities of establishing a hydrogen-based, carbon-free society.

Toyota’s line-up features several hybrid vehicles including the sporty, practical and environmentally friendly RAV4, the C-HR, an innovative compact SUV, the seven-seater Highlander which is the brands biggest HEV to date, the powerful and efficient Corolla and the sleek and sophisticated Camry. 

In September 2019, after a 17-year wait, Al-Futtaim Toyota launched the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra in the UAE, much to the delight of fans and loyalists across the country. With the all-new fifth-generation model, the legendary name returned to set the roads ablaze with a comeback only fitting of the Toyota Supra story, with the 2021 version launching a year later in October 2020. 

In August 2020 Al-Futtaim Toyota shook up the lifestyle pickup segment with the introduction of the all-new eighth-generation Toyota Hilux Adventure. This was the first time ever that the Hilux is available as a retail model in the UAE, meaning that it is no longer limited to dominating the commercial-use sector.

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About Al-Futtaim Automotive

Al-Futtaim Automotive, one of the main five operating divisions within the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, is a conglomerate of motoring-related businesses, franchising some of the world’s most-recognized automotive brands and services.

Operating in 10 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa and empowered by around 9,000 associates, the UAE-headquartered Group’s services span across distribution of new and used vehicles, manufacturing, leasing, and aftersales.

Ranging from passenger cars to SUVs, commercial vehicles, industrial and construction equipment as well as motorbikes and quads, Al-Futtaim Automotive Group offers an integrative customer-centric experience for motorists, fleet operators and contractors alike, and strives to become the leader in tailor-made mobility solutions.

About Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 33,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. 

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.