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What does your LO's dream car look like? Share their ideas with Toyota and you could win a £50 voucher NOW CLOSED

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 18-Nov-13 17:22:41

This year is the 8th international Toyota Dream Car competition so if you can think up the coolest futuristic car you can, draw or paint it, then you could be off to the 8th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest world final in Japan next year. In addition to this Toyota are offering Mumsnetters and their LOs an additional chance to enter.

Here's what Toyota say: "Here at Toyota were always thinking ahead, wondering what the cars of the future will look like. It takes a lot of imagination to think of new designs, so weve decided to ask the people who might one day be driving those cars."

The competition is split into three categories:
- Under eights
- 8 - 11 year olds
- 12 - 15 year olds
It would be great to get as many children involved so don't forget to tell their friends or even the teachers!

What you need to do?
Simply get your DCs to paint or draw their dream car and give it a cool background so we can imagine what this will look like on the road. Or in the sky or even underground.....Don't use a computer to do it .. as that's cheating! grin And the paper you use must be A3 in size. Full T&Cs here

How do you send in entries?
Download the entry form here - Then post your design to Mumsnet (full address on T&Cs)
Please make sure all entries are signed by parent or guardian too.

How long do I have to enter?
MN competition closes on 16th December and our very own CarrieMumsnet will choose the top design from each age category. The three winners will each receive a £250 Amazon voucher.
All entries will then be sent to Toyota (GB) PLC and entered into the UK competition which closes on 24th January and followed by awards ceremony on 19th February 2014. If your DC entry makes if into the final of the UK competition this will be entered into the the worldwide contest and you never know the whole family could be jetting of to Japan for the final prize giving next summer.

For more details on this competition you can visit

Also, we'd love to see your creations on this thread too - post a pic of your LOs creation or just describe the features they'd like to see in a car of the future on this thread - £50 Love2shop voucher for one person who posts on this thread.

Thanks and good luck,


Bonzodoodah Wed 15-Jan-14 12:17:09

Congratulations all!
James' car design and detail looks fabulous!

AWimbaWay Tue 14-Jan-14 15:58:18

grin We have a very happy and excited little girl here desperate for her Daddy to get home from work so she can tell him the fab news!

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 14-Jan-14 14:46:46

And the winners are...


Under 8 - Ella L. (7) with her Marshmallow car - A super soft edible car made from yummy marshmallow. It bounces high in the air on a spring. A car that's safe for its passengers and pedestrians.

8 - 11 years - Catriona N. (11) with The Dreamcatcher - The dreamcatcher travels around the world in one hour collecting bad dreams and spreading good ones. It's made of rainbows.

12 - 15 Years - James M. (14) with his Toyota H2O - Ultra efficient water powered supercar.

Well done! Thank you everyone who sent in their entries, it was lovely to see what your DCs came up with smile - CarrieMumsnet had to make some very hard calls!

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 07-Jan-14 15:57:02

Hi everyone - we'll be announcing the winners of the competition later on this week so watch this space grin !

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 23-Dec-13 15:25:59

Thanks everyone for adding your DCs ideas and creations to this thread. The winner of the £50 Love2Shop voucher is BellaVida, congratulations! We'll be in touch soon.

AWimbaWay Mon 23-Dec-13 15:20:30

So, here's 6 yr old Ds's Solar Sphere, like I said his fine motor skills are still a little behind, but he put a lot of effort in and was really chuffed with himself!

AWimbaWay Sun 22-Dec-13 19:38:47

I must post my ds's picture, unfortunately he didn't get it finished in time to post along with his sister's. He's not the best at drawing but was very proud of himself! He created the solar sphere, a large sphere that rolls along with people inside, powered by the sun.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 22-Dec-13 08:37:18

Bear with us Bonzo.

Still time to post photos or descriptions about your DCs dream car on this thread though for a chance to win a £50 voucher.

Bonzodoodah Fri 20-Dec-13 12:20:41

MNHQ ... when will you announce the winners? drums fingers

Bonzodoodah Wed 18-Dec-13 12:40:16

MmeCinq I know, I know ... I really must educate this child in wine ettiquette grin

happydutchmummy Wed 18-Dec-13 01:10:16

My 3 year old described her perfect car to me today, it would be pink (obviously!), there would be trays tables on the back of the front seat (so that she can fold it down and do drawing), she would need a cup holder and it should have enough space in the boot to store her baby brother for when he's crying.

MmeCinqAnneauxDor Tue 17-Dec-13 15:22:04

Oooh, Bonzo. I do like your DD's thinking. You'll have to teach her that red wine shouldn't be in fridge though.

Bonzodoodah Tue 17-Dec-13 09:57:40

Oh and she drew a Robert Wiseman Lorry in the background for interest (odd child).

Bonzodoodah Tue 17-Dec-13 09:56:50

Here's my DD's design for a super car. All her own work!
i.e. it was HER idea to put red and white wine in the fridge and have mum on the computer!! girl will go far

MmeCinqAnneauxDor Mon 16-Dec-13 15:26:24

Hope our entries arrived in time - here are the uploads

Dreamcatcher is by DD, 11yr old

Icingsplater is by DS 9yr old

KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 16-Dec-13 14:31:02

The tech ishoo has been fixed and you should hopefully be able to upload images to this thread now.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their LO's pictures they're all fantastic and CarrieMumsnet has got a difficult decision to make smile

Unfortunately the comp for postal entries has closed now but this thread will be open for a while longer so please do continue to upload photos to the thread for a chance to win a £50 Love2shop voucher.

Good luck thanks

dozeydoris Mon 16-Dec-13 07:00:21

Phew, I thought LO meant loved one ie partner (male) so was going to rant about sexism.

But it's Little One, aww, cute.

My LOs fav would be a 7cm noddy type car with a flashing blue light on the front and maybe soft bumpers as he is teething.
In fact this could be a great seller Toyota - teething cars smile
LO is 6 months btw.

AWimbaWay Sun 15-Dec-13 21:08:01

Think I've sent one.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 15-Dec-13 18:56:03

Any chance you could send me a grab? It's ann@ then normally URL thanks

AWimbaWay Sun 15-Dec-13 17:02:42

Yep definitely not showing on this thread, I've used them in the past on other threads. It has convert links automatically and then watch this thread but then just the purple buttons for preview and post message.

moldingsunbeams Sun 15-Dec-13 13:56:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 15-Dec-13 13:46:26

It's very odd...I am on Chrome too - below the add your message box is convert links automatically and then watch this thread and then 3 boxes for images....

MmeCinqAnneauxDor Sun 15-Dec-13 11:43:35

Chrome here too. I've been trying to work out on which threads the pic upload is available.

moldingsunbeams Sun 15-Dec-13 10:46:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AWimbaWay Sun 15-Dec-13 09:13:16

On a normal laptop.

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