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Youth Invited to Draw "Dream Car" to Win NOOK Tabletâ„¢ or Trip to Japan
TORRANCE, Calif.,  Feb. 1, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Financial Services (TFS)
is hosting the U.S. segment of the worldwide Toyota Dream Car Art Contest, which
is designed to inspire creativity in youth and encourage an interest in cars.
Across the nation, youth, ages 4-15, are invited to create and submit a drawing
of their idea of a "Dream Car" during  February 1-28, 2013. Full contest
details, along with required entry forms and questionnaires, are available
online at


Nine U.S. winners will be selected to receive a NOOK Tablet plus an award
certificate in  March 2013. In addition, their artwork will be submitted, along
with entries from over 70 countries, for consideration in the World Contest. If
any of their entries win, those selected will receive an all-expenses-paid trip
to  Japan  to participate in an awards ceremony in  August 2013.

"Art is such a great way to connect with young people and to spark their
imagination," said  George E. Borst, President & CEO for Toyota Financial
Services. "That's why we're very excited to expand our promotion of the Dream
Car Art Contest this year, and we are encouraging our associates to consider
volunteering at local nonprofits on art projects during February."

Last year, World Contest winners included two entrants from  Thailand  and one
from  Romania. Although this is the second year that TFS has participated, it is
the first year for TFS to promote the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest nationwide
through its 38 locations. The first international contest was held in 2004 by
Toyota Motor Corporation in  Japan  with the dual goals of inspiring children to
understand the importance of having a dream while, at the same time, encouraging
them to become interested in cars by designing "Dream Cars" of their

About Toyota Financial Services
TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota in the U.S., offering retail
auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and
extended service contracts and other payment protection products through Toyota
Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). TFS employs 3,300 associates nationwide, and
has managed assets totaling nearly  $92 billion. It is part of a worldwide
network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services
Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. For more
information about Toyota Financial Services, please visit  

SOURCE  Toyota Financial Services

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