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Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest 2022 opens up to those in Japan and the US from October 12, 2021

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Those who have dreamed of illustrating their very own Pokémon Trading Card Game card can now compete for the opportunity to make it happen. The Pokémon Company International have announced the Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest 2022, where budding artists will have an opportunity to share their talent and passion for Pokémon by exploring the daily life of a Pokémon in art.

Barry Sams—Vice president of the Pokémon TCG at TPCi said:
"With this contest, Trainers will have the unique opportunity of having their Pokémon art be viewed all over the world. I continue to be in awe of the passion, creativity, and diversity of the Pokémon community, and expanding the Pokémon Trading Card Game Illustration Contest to the US will offer exciting new perspectives of the Pokémon we know and love."

To be eligible to compete, artists must reside in either Japan or the United States, be 18 years old or older, and be capable of communicating in English or Japanese. To participate, choose from eight different Pokémon, capture your chosen Pokémon living out a normal day in its life, and submit your artwork between October 12, 2021, at 8 p.m. and January 31, 2022, at 6:59 p.m. Each artist can submit up to three illustrations, either depicting the same Pokémon or different Pokémon for each image. The Pokémon that they can draw are Bulbasaur, Charizard, Pikachu, Arcanine, Galarian Rapidash, Scizor, Greninja, and Cramorant.

One overall artist will be chosen from the entire field. Winning artists will be announced in June 2022. The prizes include:
  • One Grand Prize Winner (JP or US contestant): $5,000 cash prize and TCG promo card
  • Two 1st Runner-Up selections (1 winner from JP, 1 winner from US): $3,000 cash prize and TCG promo card
  • Two 2nd Runner-Up selections (JP or US contestant) : $1,000 cash prize
  • 15 Judges Award selections (JP or US contestants): $500 cash prize
For more entry rules and the entry form, please check out this link. Make sure to review all contest rules and conditions before submitting artwork.


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