Every year, clothing retailer Uniqlo hosts a competition focused on a specific theme; last year was Marvel, the year before was actually Nintendo, and this time around it's all about Pokémon. The contest allows everyone around the world to submit a t-shirt design, with the winner seeing their designs be sold in the company's Spring/Summer 2019 collection and being treated to lots of amazing prizes.
The competition has traditionally been open to all, regardless of age or nationality, and you'll be able to submit your entries via Uniqlo's competition link. Bear in mind that the contest will run from 23rd October 2018 to 2nd December 2018. Here's what you could win:
- Grand Prize: US$10,000, Special Trophy, Invitation to the Award Ceremony in Tokyo, Invitation to the 2019 Pokemon World Championships.
- Second Prize: US$2,000, Invitation to the Award Ceremony in Tokyo, Invitation to the 2019 Pokemon World Championships.
- Third Prize: US$1,000, Invitation to the Award Ceremony in Tokyo, Invitation to the 2019 Pokemon World Championships.
- Runner-Ups (Multiple): US$500
If you're a serious Pokémon fan, you might be excited to know that the designs will be judged by The Pokémon Company President Tsunekazu Ishihara and Game Freak designer Ken Sugimori, as well as UT Creative Designer (and DJ/record producer) Nigo.
More details are expected to follow (the competition sometimes has quite particular guidelines to stick to) but, if you're a creative type, it might be worth thinking about any potential designs.
Will you be taking part?