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Summer Contest 2016: #PokeContest - NOW OPEN! by CGCookie Summer Contest 2016: #PokeContest - NOW OPEN! by CGCookie

Check out the full Contest details, rules, and where to enter HERE


CONTEST SUBJECT: #POKECONTEST

Many of us have grown up with Pokemon and spent a lot of our childhood playing the games and watching the show. I was one of the many kids that also drew sketches of the original generation back when I was playing Pokemon Yellow. Now Pokemon Go has taken over the world and what better way to live our nostalgia then to have a drawing contest reflecting that!

The challenge is to draw/paint/sketch yourself as a Pokemon trainer in your own style alongside at LEAST one pokemon. We are looking for originality within the established theme of the Pokemon universe. We are looking for either a finished concept art piece or a full illustration showing off the character (we encourage the illustration but rendered concept pieces have won in the past). The character must be a version of yourself at whatever age and the Pokemon cannot be made up or fusioned. Show us your spirit and energy within a single look, and above else try to challenge yourself while having fun!

IMPORTANT: We have a few requirements that the design has to include to be eligible for judging! They MUST have the following:

  • A character (representing yourself) as if you were in the Pokemon world.

  • A Pokemon (1 minimum, no maximum) of any generation but no fusions.

  • A Pokeball must be present somewhere in the piece, whether on the character or in the illustration. 

  • And Bonus points if you're representing your team colors (Team Instinct, Mystic, and Valor)

Bottom line: The challenge is to create a version of yourself in the Pokemon world accompanied by a Pokemon of your choice. I believe in having fun while learning so make the most of it!

RULES:

The rules are simple and to the point. Submit by the given date and follow the guidelines on creating your entry!

  • Submit your entry by 6PM CST on Tuesday August 30th 2016 (-5 GMT time) The winners will be announced on August 31st during the livestream held that Wednesday.
  • Has to be your own work, concept, or line-art and follow the submission guidelines below. (NO STEALING OR TRACING)
  • Explore your creativity and treat this as if you were a concept artist receiving the task. You want to express your originality within these guidelines to the best of your ability
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:icondogmaticloki:
DogmaticLoki Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student Filmographer
Finished mine and now I can die having accomplished something :)
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:iconkalascee:
kalascee Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
do you have to be a member of cg to enter looks fun
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:iconcgcookie:
CGCookie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You do not! It's free to enter for any one interested. 
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:iconlordorenamus:
LordOrenamus Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2016
It sounds cool, I wanna participate :)
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:iconmegabro16:
megabro16 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i actually just thought of another question that i didnt notice if it was asked or answered, but i wanted to be sure. Even though we dont submit the entry offically here on deviantart, can we still post it here along with the main sight entry for our watchers? Also, does the resolution or file size matter, cause i couldn't figure that out.
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:iconcgcookie:
CGCookie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, you absolutely still can post it here. The resolution and file size don't matter too much, as long as it is under the 2MB file size upload! 
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:iconmegabro16:
megabro16 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks.
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:iconchillohaus:
ChilloHaus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Student General Artist
CGCookie does the submission have to be digital art?
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:iconcgcookie:
CGCookie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
 Nope, It can be digital or traditional. Whatever you prefer!
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:iconsombraluz-images:
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
I would love to do this time allowing! 
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:iconczartamop:
czartamop Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SPLENDID! I'm in~! :)
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:iconkatagro:
katagro Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016   Artist
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:iconmrsvolv:
MrsVolv Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Professional General Artist
haha, I have no time, you know that ;)
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:iconkatagro:
katagro Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016   Artist
after all, I wanted to take a chance Meowth Look 
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:iconkryativelotus:
KryativeLotus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to enter! Let's hope I have time! ^_^
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:iconbhirawa2468:
Bhirawa2468 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds great!! :O
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:iconturnipberry:
turnipBerry Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh there is going to be some fierce competition for this one

I have several questions about the rules. Please forgive me if I ask something that someone else has already covered, but I haven't read the comments yet. 

Could we draw multiple versions of the character that is supposed to represent ourselves? Such as a depiction of a child, a teenager, and an adult, showing how we have aged and what the game has meant to us as we grow? 

Can there be other characters in the scene? Such as friends, family, or even background crowds? 

Does their have to be an actual pokeball, as in the physical object, present in the picture? Or can we use a representation such as a picture, pattern, or a motif? 

In regards to the picture itself, is there a preferred file type? What about a maximum file size?

I will probably think of more questions at some point, but this is it for the moment. 
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:iconcgcookie:
CGCookie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, to all of your questions as long as their is one standout character that represents yourself and the poke ball does have to be a poke ball somewhere in the scene. 

There's more description of how to enter your image but we are looking for a .jpeg or .png at a file size no larger than 2MB! 
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:iconturnipberry:
turnipBerry Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. 
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:iconthejarbas:
Thejarbas Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Student Filmographer
world wide?
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:iconcgcookie:
CGCookie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You bet!
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:iconyone1229:
Yone1229 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
I'M GAME! ALL I NEED IS THE TIME FOR IT
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:iconobesessivepico:
ObesessivePico Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was going to draw myself with a pokemon and now i can win prizes for that XD
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:iconmegabro16:
megabro16 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like fun. I am all in, hopefully i can think of something good and get it done in time. Question though, once we are done HOW exactly, or where do we enter our submission?
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:iconlajean-ra:
Lajean-Ra Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Friendly passerby, hoping you don't mind me answering ;u; <3
You go here: community.cgcookie.com/t/summe…
There's a section for "How to Submit Entries"
It's also at the top of the description in case the link gets lost c:
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:iconmegabro16:
megabro16 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconlajean-ra:
Lajean-Ra Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! c:
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:icontizzyartyt:
tizzyartyt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Where will I be able to find the livestream? 

(Thanks for this contest. This sounds amazing.)
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:iconcgcookie:
CGCookie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Livestream can be found on our new Twitch channel HERE: www.twitch.tv/cgcookieconcept
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:iconseoxys6:
Seoxys6 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oh I am so doing this <3 

Question: I designed a 4th faction called Team Harmony a few weeks ago and it quickly became viral on internet ^^ I'd like to draw myself representing that team, would that be all right for the Bonus points too? :O
Also, since the design of Harmony is a turquoise Lugia, is it okay to draw myself with a Lugia of that color (a bit like my icon) or should it be of the original colors?

In any cases I'm completely fine with it, I'll just draw whatever is ok with you and the rules so I want to make sure I don't break any before I start xD
Team Harmony by Seoxys6
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:iconcgcookie:
CGCookie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That would be alright to get the bonus points with! I've actually heard of Team Harmony and it's a neat idea.
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:iconseoxys6:
Seoxys6 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Oh awesome! Thank you so much <3 Also, for my other question (maybe you didn't see it  ^^), is it okay to draw Lugia with a different color palette (like on my icon), or do you prefer the real colors? :) 
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