The official Digimon Illustration Competition 2023 has been announced, with submissions now open for talented artists among the community. Some participants of this competition will get the opportunity to immortalise their work within Digimon Card Game history, as the winners will have their artwork turned into a card, printed and distributed within special packs.
In March this year, the first Digimon Illustration Competition began, which allowed fans in the US and Japan to send submissions. Now, more regions will be included, including Canada, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, the UK and other parts of Europe. The theme this time will be ‘Unique or characteristic scenes from Digimon’, with the official brief stating-
‘ we would like to ask everyone to create illustrations of Digimon characters full of the attractiveness and appeal that applicants think they have, and through the illustration, convey the fascination of Digimon to as many people as possible.’
There will be three top prizes up for grabs for the Digimon Illustration Competition 2023. The ‘Grand Prize’ winner will receive a cash value of 300,000 yen ($2037) and their illustration made into a Digimon card. The seven ‘Second Prize’ winners will receive a cash value of 100,000 yen ($678) each and their illustrations also turned into Digimon cards. Finally, the ‘Judges’ Special Prize’ winners, which will have several submissions chosen, will win a cash value of 50,000 yen ($340).
The winning entries of the Digimon Illustration Competition 2022 had their cards included in a promo pack that were first handed out to visitors of the Digital Monster 25th Anniversary Exhibition Museum event, which took place between July 29th and July 31st. The Digimon Illustration Competition 2023 will run from November 1st to January 16th 2023, with the first screening taking place around mid-February and the final winners being announced on March 31st. To learn more about the requirements and how to apply, visit the submission page here. To learn more about the 2022 competition, click here.
Mathew Parkes – Ludkins Media Editor-in-Chief
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