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 14 languages and 89 countries and regions to date. The Pokémon TCG is celebrating 27 years this year, alongside the 27th anniversary of the beloved Pokémon brand.
It all started in Japan in 2019 with the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Grand Prix, which was followed by another one the following year. Then, in 2021, the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest 2022 started accepting submissions from both Japan and the United States for the first time. These contests let us see wonderful illustrations brought to life and new talents brought to light. This year's contest has "Magical Pokémon Moments" as its theme, and we are accepting submissions from Japan, US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. We can't wait to see what incredible and exciting artwork you will come up with.
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash value of $5,000.
Best Standard Card Illustration/
Best ex Card Illustration
One (1) Best Standard Card Illustration Winner, and one (1) Best ex Card Illustration Winner will receive a cash value of $3,000.
Six (6) First Runners-Up will receive a cash value of $1,000.
Fifteen (15) Judges’ Award Winners will receive a cash value of $500.
Tsunekazu IshiharaThe Pokémon Company,
Kenji OkuboThe Pokémon Company International,
Yuji KitanoCreatures, Inc.
Atsuko UjiieCreatures, Inc.
CG Studio Executive Art Director
Atsushi NagashimaCreatures, Inc.
Pokémon TCG Development Division Executive Creative Director
Satoru NagayaCreatures, Inc.
- OOYAMAIllustrator Judges
- kantaroIllustrator Judges
- TeeziroIllustrator Judges
- Atsushi FurusawaIllustrator Judges
- Masahiro KarasawaSpecial Judges
Position titles are as of the time of the event.
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.