The 2013 Pokémon Movie Illustration Contest
Alongside various other news on the 16th Pokémon movie, news on this year's illustration contest were revealed last Friday. Like earlier years, entries will be submitted via participating magazines. Entry forms and a black-and-white picture to be used as the base for your colorized entry will be found in the following issues of the participating magazines:
Corocoro Comic (コロコロコミック) March 2013 issue, on sale February 15th
Corocoro Ichiban (コロコロイチバン) April 2013 issue, on sale February 21st
Pokémon Fan (ポケモンファン) issue 28, on sale February 20th
Weekly Shonen Sunday (週刊少年サンデー) issue 13/2013, on sale February 27th
TV-kun (てれびくん) April 2013 issue, on sale March 1st
Kindergarten (幼稚園) April 2013 issue, on sale March 1st
First Grader (小学一年生) April 2013 issue, on sale March 1st
Second Grader (小学二年生) April 2013 issue, on sale March 1st
Cíao (ちゃお) April 2013 issue, on sale March 1st
Pucchigumi (ぷっちぐみ) April 2013 issue, on sale March 15th
Each issue will come with one of two base pictures, featuring either Genesect or Eievui. After the magazine has gone on sale, that magazine's entry form and picture can also be downloaded on the official movie site. All entries must be submitted before April 19th.
Like before, each magazine will select one main winner each, all 10 of which will have their entry shown during the movie's ending credits. These winners will also receive a Pikachu Yellow Nintendo 3DSLL. In addition, each magazine will select an additional 5 winners each who will receive a Pokémon Tretta Collection Briefcase and a Tretta Report, as well as an additional 100 winners each who will receive 4 booster packs from the upcoming Pokémon Card Game expansion Megalo Cannon.
New this year is the addition of a special Grand Prize. Out of the 10 main winners, a single entrant will be selected to receive a very special prize: A role in the movie itself, dubbing a side character.
In addition to this, Pokémon Smash will be hosting its own "Director Shoko-tan Awards". Out of the various entrants, Shoko Nakagawa will select her personal favorite pictures - one from the magazines using the Genesect picture, and one from the magazines using the Eievui picture. These two winners will each receive a drawing of the Eievui Friends custom-made by Nakagawa herself (The winner of the Grand Prize is not eligible for these awards).