Following the release of the PIKMIN Short Movies on the Wii U and 3DS eShop, legendary series creator Shigeru Miyamoto has announced via Miiverse that a special PIKMIN themed Art Academy contest will be taking place throughout the month of November.

The title of the contest is "Pikmin Spotted!", and owners of Art Academy: Sketchpad are encouraged to get creative with their pieces in order to wow Mr. Miyamoto, himself. Participants are tasked with envisioning what the Pikmin may be up to if you discovered them in real life, and coming up with unique and interesting situations involving the colourful critters.

The rules and details are below:

There is no official word on prizes for the contest, but it seems that chosen entries will be "featured" in some way by Nintendo. The event will end on November 30, 2014, or when the number of comments reaches a thousand (whichever comes first), so if you plan on submitting an entry, don't delay!

[source miiverse.nintendo.net]