Design your destiny and win Yu-Gi-Oh! prizes

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! Itââ¬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 At that point, Yu-Gi-Oh! fans will have a chance to nominate their favorite design in an array of fun categories.

You can read the complete official rules and then download the official entry form. But hurry—entries must be postmarked by November 3rd (that’s this Friday) to qualify!

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16 thoughts on “Design your destiny and win Yu-Gi-Oh! prizes

  1. Hey there! My brother and I entered the Design Your Destiny! contest. I’m fourteen, and he’s twelve. We thought it was a really amazing idea for a contest.

  2. It s past nov 3 and it’s december but i want to submit my designs for cards will there be an upcoming won in the new year(2007)?

  3. I doubt that they’ll have it again, but they might. I just know that they haven’t announced another.

  4. I sent in two cards both of mine and I put my heart into it and they are plant hornet and emeald owl and I’m wondering did I win?

  5. i alwase dreamed of my vary own card just like Jaden yugi. And i wouldn’t make the attack realy high. so please make my dream come true.

  6. So what is up with this contest, was the due date suposed to be in November 2006 or 2007. I really like thses cards and the original show is good to and I would really like a chance to join this contest.

  7. i wonder when the next contest is coming because i missed the most recent one and , i have already finished my card i just dont know what to do next but, if its good enough(which i am sure of …) and its an AMAZING card and it is a sacred one at that..and i already have a NAME FOR THE NEXT UPCOMING PACK , that is if it qualifies…i want to know more..Can anyone help me ?

  8. i really hope i can get more info to be able to join(i am thirteen) i have been playing this game since i was eight years old and havn’t stopped yet(and i never will)..and i love this game so much that i would give up school to go to a actual ”Duel Academy”(if it existed or does exist)if i could…

  9. Hello again..I have finished the design for my new card and it’S called ” The Firts Pharaoh”(It’s a ritual monster)..and I am also creating a new ”Elemental Hero Card” for the next booster pack…It’s called ”Elemental Hero Element Emperor”(ATK: 2800 | DEF : 2400) It has all atributes in one and the rest is to be continued…