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2015 Pokemon Art Academy Promo Pikachu (Meli) PSA 9 MINT

2015 Pokemon Art Academy Promo Pikachu (Meli) PSA 9 MINT

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    2015 Pokemon Art Academy Promo card Pikachu (Meli). This is one of the EXTREMELY rare 2015 Art Academy cards and is one of the 3 winning Art Academy contest artworks for the "Dress-Up Pikachu" category from the Europe and Oceania regions held in 2015. Each winning artist received only 100 of their cards which was from their unique artwork.

    From Bulbapedia: Pokémon Art Academy Competition Bulbanews Bulbanews has an article related to this subject: Pokémon Art Academy competition announced The first international illustration contest invited players of Pokémon Art Academy to create original Pokémon illustrations with the opportunity to have their artwork featured on specially created Pokémon TCG cards. Overall, there were three separate instances of the competition: Japan (where the competition was named Pokémon Art Academy × Pokémon Card Game) – open to residents of Japan. North America – open to residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Europe and Oceania – open to residents of Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, and Russia (Italy was specifically excluded). The Japanese competition began first, with the submission period open from December 13, 2014 to February 1, 2015. The North American competition and European and Oceanian competition began simultaneously on February 18 and ran until March 29, 2015. Each competition comprised two categories: Dress-Up Pikachu and Your Favorite Pokémon. Dress-Up Pikachu required players to portray Pikachu in a costume of their design, inspired by Cosplay Pikachu as featured in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Your Favorite Pokémon invited players to create an image featuring any Pokémon. Once entrants had completed their chosen image in Free Paint mode, they were required to upload it to Miiverse and submit it as part of the competition. The 5 winning entries from each category in the Japanese competition were announced in March 2015. The 3 winning entries from each category in the North American competition and European and Oceanian competition were announced on June 8 of the same year. The top entrants in each competition were selected from a panel of judges including Pokémon Trading Card Game illustrators. Each of the winners received 100 copies of the card featuring their illustration.

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