Pokémon Trading Card Game ILLUSTRATION CONTEST 2022  Japan and U.S. only October 13, 2021 (8:00PM Pacific Time) - January 31, 2022 (6:59AM Pacific Time) Sponsor: Creatures, The Pokémon Company International Pokémon Trading Card Game ILLUSTRATION CONTEST 2022  Japan and U.S. only October 13, 2021 (8:00PM Pacific Time) - January 31, 2022 (6:59AM Pacific Time) Sponsor: Creatures, The Pokémon Company International
Submission window for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest 2022 is closed. Thank you for your participation.
Since the Pokémon Trading Card Game (developed by Creatures Inc.) debuted as Japan's first full-fledged trading card game, it has continued to be one of the most popular and best-selling trading card games in the world, and has been shipped in 13 languages and 77 countries and regions to date. The Pokémon TCG is celebrating 25 years this year, alongside the 25th anniversary of the beloved Pokémon brand.
Hosted by Creatures Inc., the Pokémon Card Game Illustration Grand Prix contest was held in Japan in 2019 and 2020, during which many beautiful illustrations were submitted and many talented artists were discovered. This year, the contest will be open to applicants from two countries, Japan and the United States, and centered around the theme of drawing a moment in a Pokémon’s daily life.
We look forward to seeing your exciting and wonderful illustrations.

Awards

Grand Prize

One (1) Grand Prize Winner from either Japan or the United States will receive a cash value of $5,000.
AND the winner’s illustration will be made into a promo card.

First Runner-Up
(Japan / United States)

Two (2) total First Runners-Up, one (1) from Japan and one (1) from the United States, will receive a cash value of $3,000.
AND each runner-up’s illustration will be made into a promo card.

Second Runner-Up

Two (2) Second Runners-Up from either Japan or the United States will receive a cash value of $1,000.

Judges’ Award

Fifteen (15) Judges’ Award Winners from either Japan or the United States will receive a cash value of $500.

Judges

  • Tsunekazu IshiharaThe Pokémon Company,
    President
  • Hirokazu TanakaCreatures, Inc.
    President
  • Kenji OkuboThe Pokémon Company International, President
  • Yuji KitanoCreatures, Inc.
    Senior Executive Director
  • Atsuko UjiieCreatures, Inc.
    Executive Director, CG Studio Art Director
  • Satoru NagayaCreatures, Inc.
    Art Director
  • Kouki SaitouPokémon TCG Official Illustrator
  • Tomokazu KomiyaPokémon TCG Official Illustrator
  • AKIRA EGAWAPokémon TCG Official Illustrator

All Submissions that meet the requirements will be reviewed by a panel of no less than four (4) judges that will include selected directors and executives from The Pokémon Company International, The Pokémon Company, and Creatures Inc. (the "Judging Panel") and may include some from the list above.
For more details on the judging criteria and process, please see our OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES.

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