Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest 2022 Opens Submissions in October

$5,000 and your own art on a Pokémon card are up for grabs!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 09/15/2021 20:34 Comment on this     ShareThis

Artist take notice: there is a contest on the horizon that could result in your work being immortalized on the face of a Pokémon TCG card. The Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest 2022 is set to kick off on October 13 and is open to residents of the United States and Japan. Artists must choose from one of eight Pokémon (see the list below) and draw what an average day in the life is like for that particular Pocket Monster.

Here’s what can be won and how many winners will be selected:

  • 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

Here are the eight Pokémon to choose from:

  1. Arcanine
  2. Bulbasaur
  3. Charizard
  4. Cramorant
  5. Galarian Rapidash
  6. Greninja
  7. Scizor
  8. Pikachu

The entry period ends on January 31, 2022. Artists can submit up to three total illustrations, or to put it another way, artists have a maximum of three entries into the contest pool. The artist must be 18 and able to communicate in either English or Japanese. For full contest details, including tips about creating your illustration, follow this link to the official contest page.

This is a very cool opportunity, not just due to the cash, but having the opportunity to see your work on an official Pokémon TCG card. Now that will look good in a portfolio—or even framed on a wall. Good luck, folks!

Source: Pokémon Twitter Page

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