Carmaker Offers Classroom Kits for Dream Car Art Contest

toyota logoTeachers can obtain free classroom art kids from Toyota Financial Services (TFS) to help their students design entries for the 2017 worldwide Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage an interest in the automotive industry.

Deadline: Jan. 31.

Judging is based on three criteria: execution of concept; uniqueness; and artistry. Youth, ages 4-15, can submit hand-drawn artworks featuring unique concepts of their “Dream Car.” Applicants are sorted into three age categories (4-7 years; 8-11 years; 12-15 years). The kits are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Nine U.S. winners will be selected in the spring of 2017. Once accepted and awarded, their artwork will be submitted, along with entries from over 80 countries, for consideration in the World Contest. Thirty World Winners, plus their parents or guardians, receive a trip to Japan to participate in an awards ceremony in August 20176, during which four additional awards are announced per age category: Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Best Finalist. Recently, 11-year-old Michael Zhou of Ann Arbor (MI) whose artwork “Handicap-Friendly Cleaning Car” won the U.S. Gold Award, was selected as one of 30 World Winners to go to Japan. He ultimately placed as “Best Finalist” in his age category.

Info: (contest rules).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education.

Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government.

Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.

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