Application requirements


Application period:


The Competition begins at 17:00 Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on December 16, 2021 and ends at 19:00 PST on February 6, 2022.


The Competition begins at 20:00 Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on December 16, 2021 and ends at 22:00 EST on February 6, 2022.

1st screening results:

February 26, 2022 (Saturday)

The works that pass the 1st screening (about 30-50 works) will be announced on the official website and DIGIMON CON.

Final judging results:

March 30, 2022 (Wednesday)

The grand prize winner will be announced on the official website.

Subject of application

Japan, Unite States of America

Application Requirements

Applicants must be recognized as an adult in the applicant's country (state) of residence.

※Communication after the award will be handled in English and Japanese.

For details, please refer to the application rules.



Grand Prize

  • One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a cash value of 300,000 yen. and the winners’ illustrations will be made into a Digimon card.

Second Prize

  • Seven (7) Second Prize winners will receive a cash value of 100,000 yen each and the winners’ illustrations will be made into a Digimon card.

Judges’ Special Prize

  • Judges’ Special Prize winners (a few people) will receive a cash value of 50,000 yen.

※Winners of the Grand Prize, Second Prize, and Judges’ Special Prize (hereafter referred to as "winners") may be asked to order illustrations separately.

※All winning entries may be displayed at future events.

※Winners who pass the first screening will be contacted by the operation (JDN,Inc) at the address registered at the time of application. If we are unable to contact you, we may cancel the award.


Digimon's cool or cute scenes

Illustrations that express the "Digimon's cool or cute scenes." that conveys the appeal of the Digimon to be entered and the appeal of the Digimon worldview.

Please refer to the Pre-selected Digimon page.


■File format: jpeg or png

■Size: W1450px x H2000px

■Max file size: 10MB

※A maximum of 3 entries per person will be accepted.

※If your work is hand-drawn, please take a picture of it with a digital camera or scan it into data for submission.

※Winners will be asked to resubmit their data in illustrator.

Notes on production

・When drawing digitally, please separate the layers for effects, characters, and background.

・It is okay to draw Digimon that are not eligible for entry in the work, but please make sure that the Digimon that are eligible for entry are the main subject of the illustration.

・Please note that the Digimon that will be reflected in the background must be the Digimon that are listed in the Digimon Encyclopedia on DIGIMONWEB as of Thursday, December 16, 6:59.(PST)、9:59.(EST)

「Digimon Encyclopedia」 https://digimon.net/reference/

※It is prohibited to draw people in the illustration.

・Must not include material which is or promote activities which are determined by Sponsor sole discretion, hateful, slanderous, libelous, tortious, sexually explicit, obscene, pornographic, inappropriate, violent, self-mutilating (e.g., relating to murder, the sales of weapons, cruelty, abuse, etc.), discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age), illegal (e.g., underage drinking, substance abuse, computer hacking, etc.), offensive, threatening, profane, or harassing; or contain material that is threatening to any person, place, business, group or world peace; or contain words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group; or contain images, words or text portraying nudity, acts of violence, or acts that are or appear to be unlawful or dangerous or in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Submission is created in their application.

・Must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to material that violates privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement.

・Without limiting the foregoing, entry submissions must not include third-party trademarks, logos, insignia, location signage, photographs, artwork, or sculptures, except those of Sponsor.

・Must not include mention or performance of any copyrighted media production (including but not limited to books, articles, photographs, artwork, music, etc.) or identifying descriptions of any media property.

・Must not include third parties, including but not limited to minors, celebrities and friends, who have not expressly authorized Entrant to display their image or likeness in any submitted application or otherwise use such images or likenesses in accordance with these Rules. Entrant must be prepared to provide signed third-party authorizations upon request.

For details, please refer to the application rules.

How to Apply

Please fill out the application form below and send it to us.

※A maximum of 3 entries per person will be accepted.

※If one person is submitting multiple works, please fill out the application form for each work.

<Required fields>

■Applicant information (activity name, name, age, affiliation, area of residence, phone number, email address)

■Main Digimon you have illustrated

■Concept statement (within 800 characters)

■Work data

※Please check the work specifications before applying.

Application rules


Mr. Kenji Watanabe (Digimon Designer)

Mr. Masashi Harada (Bandai Co., Ltd. Digimon Project Leader)

Mr. Makoto Takahashi (Bandai Co., Ltd, Card Business Division General Manager)

Digimon Card Game R&D Team

Mr. Yosuke Kinoshita (Digimon Movie Producer)

Digimon Ghost Game Production Staff

Screening Criteria

・Matches the theme



・Design quality


1st screening results:February 27, 2022 (Sunday)

Final screening results:March 31, 2022 (Thursday)

Application Rules

Please check the following page before applying.

Application Rules

Contact Us

Digimon Illustration Competition Bureau(within JDN)


※If you do not receive a response within a week, please contact us again.

※Personal information obtained through inquiries will be used only to respond to the inquiry and will not be provided to any third party, except as required by law.