Second Pokemon TCG Illustration Grandprix Announced!

Are you a Japanese artist who wants to illustrate an official Pokemon card? Creatures, the producers of the Pokemon TCG, will be holding a second artist competition for Japanese residents!

The theme this time is “Cool Moments in Pokemon.” Artists of any experience level can submit artwork of Charizard, Pikachu, Tyranitar, Milotic, Lucario, Genesect, Wishiwashi, or Zacian. The scenes must take place in forests or towns. Submitted artwork must be 1080 x 680 pixels. Submissions will be accepted from now until March 31st.

1st place will win 300,000 yen and their artwork will be produced on a promo card. Creatures also states that some artists may be recruited to become official Pokemon TCG artists. The winner will be announced in June 2020. (2nd and 3rd places will win 100,000 yen each, and five artists will win a jury prize of 50,000 yen each.)

In 2019, the winner’s Gardevoir illustration was featured on a promo card that was given out at Pokemon Center stores. The illustration was selected out of more than 5,300 submissions.

Judges for the competition include Tsunekazu Ishihara (The Pokemon Company President), Hirokazu Tanaka (President, Creatures Inc.), Yuji Kitano (Creatures Inc. Director Development Producer), Reiko Ujiie (Director, Creatures Inc. Pokemon CG Studio Art Director), Kenichi Koga (Creatures Inc. Art Director), and other illustrators.

This is the artwork I’m submitting. Help me make this happen, fam!

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  1. MATTUSH Aspiring Trainer
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    I want that Pikachu on an official card
     
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  2. Yaginku Aspiring Trainer
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    In other news, Bohemia Interactive announces an art contest for the ARMA series, but only Czechs can apply.

    Czech-mate.
     
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  3. Oddish22 Aspiring Trainer
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    It needs some weird background, maybe orange-green checkered.

    But do you have a Japanese residency?
     
  4. Clam Almost decent
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    i cant wait to see what the artist can create
     
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  5. bbb888 One Life. One Dream.
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    Be right back, moving to Japan :p



    And why is Ken Sugimori not on the Judge panel? For Arceus sake, he's one of the OG artists!!
     
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  6. crystal_pidgeot Bird Trainer *Vaporeon on PokeGym*
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    Guess I'll make a cool Pidgey image. I'm sure they meant to make it Pidgey and Not Charizard.
     
  7. KeoKeo Aspiring Trainer
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    Just draws a Tyranitar absolutely destroying a Duraldon
    (This is supposed to be my nemesis!?!)
     
  8. Tytus Expanded Best Format
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    Imagine living in japan. Must be nice.
     
  9. AuraJackle Aspiring Trainer
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    Charizard stole a spot from a gen 6 pokemon that's just wrong
     
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  10. Snowy Lilacs Aspiring Trainer
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    and Pikachu....

    Cool choices, but WTH is with the Wishiwashi, like seriously?
     
  11. Clam Almost decent
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    I want to see Drakloak with a Snom on top
     
  12. Lechu v 2017 Pokemon connoisseur
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    Yes, Please, I want that card man.
     
  13. KingPorygonXIII Aspiring Trainer
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    Baby pokemon cards please!!!!!
     
  14. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  15. Vom oops
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    Wow, these are all amazing. I particularly like the Tyranitar stomping around in the field, it feels like the super powerful art Tyranitar deserves but never got.
     
  16. hervul Aspiring Trainer
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    That Pikachu made of felt!
     
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  17. FourteenAlmonds NTernetttt ERXploerer
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    Once again, there's some absolutely stunning art here! I don't know if I can even pick a favorite this time.
     
  18. OVERGRO Pokemon is lyfe.
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    Wow. These are amazing. Incredible. Really and truly epic. They all deserve to win. I want them all.
     
  19. PokémonSpears Aspiring Trainer
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    I had to login just to say how beautiful these are. I'm completely in awe . I don't even know how they can pick a winner, I'd print all of them, and I'd hire all of those artists
     
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  20. The Rhyperior I am still Mr. Rhyperior
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    I want to like all but the Genesect firing like the second one? Is my fave. I can't imagine what they look like as a TCG one. Charizard #7 looks have the Promo card potential.