A new contest from the Pokémon Company International and Nintendo of America draws on (I made a pun!!!) trainers’ skills honed in the 3DS release Pokémon Art Academy. Running from February 18 to March 29, this competition encourages fans to submit their best Pokémon Art Academy drawings for a chance to have their art appear on real Pokémon TCG cards.
American, Canadian, and Mexican Pokémon enthusiasts can enter drawings in two distinct categories: “Dress-Up Pikachu” (inspired by the Cosplay Pikachu available in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire) and “Your Favorite Pokémon.” Six winners will be selected by a panel of judges, and each will receive 100 cards featuring his or her winning image. These cards won’t be made available in standard Pokémon TCG decks or boosters (and thus won’t be tournament-legal), but this only makes these special creations even more unique!
How to Enter the Pokémon Art Academy Competition
- Create and save an image in Pokémon Art Academy using Free Paint mode.
- Select the “Share” option from Pokémon Art Academy‘s main menu and connect to Miiverse.
- Select the “Post to Competition” option and select “I Agree” if you agree to the Official Rules.
- Highlight the category you’d like to enter (Dress-Up Pikachu or Your Favorite Pokémon) and then choose “Select Competition.” Only the first post you make will be recognised as your entry.
- Slide over the image and select it and then choose “Share Selected.”
- Enter a title to accompany your artwork in the comment field and then select “Post.” The image will be posted to Miiverse and entered into the competition.
- The only way to enter the competition directly is from the Pokémon Art Academy game, available exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be a legal resident of the United States (including D.C.), Canada or Mexico. 6 prizes total, ARV $40 each. Additional terms and conditions apply. For a full set of rules, http://pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-art-academy/competition/rules.