September 14, 2021

Make Art, Compete in the Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest 2022

Draw the daily life of a Pokémon for a chance to win cash prizes and have your art made into a Pokémon TCG promo card.

Artists who have dreamed of illustrating their very own Pokémon TCG card can now compete for the opportunity to make it happen. The Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest 2022 offers artists residing in Japan and the United States an opportunity to share their talent and passion for Pokémon by exploring the daily life of a Pokémon in art.

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 13, 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 from the approved list for each image. Winning artists will be announced in June 2022.


Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest Prizes

One overall artist will be chosen from the entire field. Winning artists will be announced in June 2022.

  • 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

To be eligible to compete, artists must reside in Japan or the United States, be 18 years old or older, and be capable of communicating in English or Japanese. Review all contest rules and conditions before submitting artwork.

Good luck to all participants in the Pokémon TCG Illustration Contest 2022!

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