Have a Yu-Gi-Oh! fan on your hands? Then you’ve got to check out the “Design Your Destiny” Card Contest. 4Kids Entertainment wants to turn your child’s great idea for a new Yu-Gi-Oh! monster into a real card to be included in an upcoming booster pack.
My son has designed hundreds of trading cards in his spare time. Most of them line the hallways and trash cans of my house, and most of them look the same, to me; but he always insists that he can tell them apart and can always rhapsodize at length about the particular merits of each one. (Though he was not amused by my suggestion of a monster with a deadly kiss attack.)
It’s possible that my son is just a freak in this way, but I suspect that most kids who enjoy the monster trading cards are already old hands at designing their own. Why not try to win a prize for what they’re doing anyway?
From the official press release:
Yu-Gi-Oh! fans will be given the chance to submit their original drawings and name for a new Yu-Gi-Oh! monster in hopes of getting their design made into an official trading card to be included in a Yu-Gi-Oh! booster pack! ItÃ¢â¬â¢s that easy — name it, draw it, and send it!
Contest winners will be selected from three age categories, ranging from ages 3 to 17, and submissions must be received by 4Kids Entertainment by November 3 for consideration. A panel of 4Kids judges will take all of the submissions into careful consideration in order to choose one “Design Your Destiny” winner from each of the three age groups. The winners will be announced on-air in early January 2007 on 4Kids TV. Along with getting their card published in a Yu-Gi-Oh! booster pack, set to hit shelves in 2007, winners will receive a Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force Video Game, by Konami. Additionally, once the entry period is closed, 4Kids will post some of the top submissions in a viewing gallery on www.4kids.tv. At that point, Yu-Gi-Oh! fans will have a chance to nominate their favorite design in an array of fun categories.