TOKYO, Jul 1 – UNIQLO today launches its UNIQLO T-shirt (UT) Grand Prix 2017 design contest. The competition is open to anyone around the world, with entry open until August 31. The theme of this year’s contest is Nintendo, whose games and characters have delighted countless millions around the world.
One of the main goals of the contest is to express the joy and excitement of Nintendo’s games through clothing while also fostering creative talent. Entrants will be able to create designs based on Nintendo’s beloved Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and the Donkey Kong series.
They can also feature characters from Nintendo titles such as Animal Crossing, Star Fox, Pikmin, Metroid, Kirby and Splatoon, or use the world-famous Pokemon in their design. UNIQLO UT Grand Prix winners will be notified in Spring 2017, and will receive up to US$10,000 in prize money, plus an invitation to attend a special awards ceremony in Japan.
Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, the iconic originator of Super Mario Bros. and other massive hit games, will be one of the competition’s judges and will also attend the awards ceremony. Major prize winners will also receive a Nintendo NX*, personally signed by Mr. Miyamoto. UNIQLO will feature winning designs from the competition in its Spring/Summer 2017 UT Collection, which will be available in men’s, women’s, and kids’ lines from UNIQLO stores in 18 countries and at the UNIQLO.com online store.
“UT GRAND PRIX 2017” Competition Details
Entry Period: Friday, July 1, through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (Japan time)
Contest site: http://www.uniqlo.com/utgp/2017/
— Grand Prize: US$10,000, an invitation to awards ceremony attended by Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo NX* signed by him, and a special commemorative award
— Second Prize: US$3,000, an invitation to awards ceremony attended by Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo NX* signed by him
— Finalist Prizes: US$500 each
— Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo Representative Director / Creative Fellow
— Nintendo’s special adjudication team
* Development Codename for Nintendo’s BRAND NEW GAME SYSTEM