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Uniqlo UT Grand Prix Competition
August 17, 2007, 10:20 am
Filed under: Art, Competition, Design, Fashion, Illustration

Via slamxhype comes details about the latest UniQlo t-shirt design competition.

“UNIQLO launches its UT GRAND PRIX 08 T-shirt design competition on August 15, 2007. Applications are welcome from August 15 – September 20, 2007. The winner will receive 3 million yen in cash. Presentations to the prizewinners and commercialization of the T-shirt designs will take place in April 2008.

To enter go here.

UNIQLO’s T-shirt design competition, held every year since 2004, is open to people of all ages from any country in the world. Last year the competition saw over 14,000 design entries from 20 different countries.


Now in its fourth year, Uniqlo have invited top creative talent to judge the competition – art director Kashiwa Sato, architect Tadao Ando, and the avant-garde novelist Yayoi Kusama. Encouraging entrants from countries all over the world to express their artistic views freely in a two-dimensional artwork using a T-shirt for a canvas.

Uniqlo are also planning to set up a special page on our website from October 1 to enable 1000 entrants who will get through the preliminary screenings to display their artwork to the world. By hosting the UT GRAND PRIX 08, UNIQLO is looking to make designs and the design process more fun and interesting, enabling designers from all over the world to communicate with consumers.”

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