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UT Grand Prix 2008 works by finalists

T-shirt Design Olympics, brought to you by UNIQLO!

UNIQLO’s annual T-shirt design competition since 2004, the 5th “UT Grand Prix” will call for entries from July 15th.

UNIQLO has actively developed its global expansion as a casual wear brand from Japan, opening flagship stores in New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Korea and China, and also shown the global promotion campaigns that world people can participate such as UNIQLOCK and UT LOOP!.

Based on the concept of “T-shirt Design Olympics”, UT Grand Prix calls for T-shirt designs from young & upcoming creators from all over the world. Works will be chosen from more than 10,000 submissions in the first and second phases of judgment, & these will be shown on the web. In the final stage, 20 designs will be selected by presiding guest judges, & these designs will then be sold as UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) at UNIQLO stores. Cash & other prizes will be also presented to the winner(s). The Grand Prix (top) prize is 3 million JPY (or equivalent in local currency at current rates).

The guest judges are; Kashiwa Sato (Creative Director), Yayoi Kusama (Artist) and 6 others. This is a great opportunity for you to have a world-class creator see your work!

UT Grand Prix 2009
Application period: July 15th – September 21st, 2008
Check the website for more information.
Inquiries: UT Grand Prix Office (03-3289-5034 / 10:00-18:00 weekdays)
E-mail: utgp@uniqlo.com

*You can see UNIQLO CREATIVE AWARD 2008 Winner’s work from here.

Text: yurie hatano

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