Pokémon Trading Card Game ILLUSTRATION CONTEST 2024. Japan, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. Entry Period: From October 12, 2023 (6:00AM Pacific Time) to January 31, 2024 (5:59AM Pacific Time) Sponsor: Creatures, The Pokémon Company International Theme: Magical Pokémon Moments ©2023 Pokémon. ©1995-2023 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK Inc.
Pokémon Trading Card Game
Illustration Contest 2024 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 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.


  • Grand Prize

    One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash value of $5,000.

    AND the winner's illustration will be made into a promo card.

  • Best Standard Card Illustration/
    Best ex Card Illustration

    One (1) Best Standard Card Illustration Winner
    One (1) Best ex Card Illustration Winner
    will receive a cash value of $3,000.

    AND the winner's illustration will be made into a promo card.

  • First Runner-Up

    Six (6) First Runners-Up will receive a cash value of $1,000.
  • Judges’ Award

    Fifteen (15) Judges’ Award Winners will receive a cash value of $500.

Promo card distribution will vary by country.

The method of distribution for these promo cards will be announced at a later date.

The regions where these promo cards are distributed may be limited.


  • Tsunekazu IshiharaThe Pokémon Company,
  • Kenji OkuboThe Pokémon Company International,
  • Yuji KitanoCreatures, Inc.
  • Atsuko UjiieCreatures, Inc.
    Executive Director,
    CG Studio Executive Art Director
  • Atsushi NagashimaCreatures, Inc.
    Executive Director,
    Pokémon TCG Development Division Executive Creative Director
  • Satoru NagayaCreatures, Inc.
    Art Director
  • Haru SaitoCreatures, Inc.
    Illustration Director
  • OOYAMAIllustrator Judges
  • kantaroIllustrator Judges
  • TeeziroIllustrator Judges
  • Atsushi FurusawaIllustrator Judges
  • Masahiro KarasawaSpecial Judge

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.

For more details on the judging criteria and process, please see our OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES.

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