Design Pokemon, win a prize

event October 23, 2018 09:25

By The Nation

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Uniqlo is inviting entries for the latest edition of its UT Grand Prix T-shirt design contest. Now in its 13th edition, the competition will celebrate Pokemon, whose game series debuted two decades ago.

Design inspirations can cover everything from Pokemon animated movies to Pokemon GO, an augmented reality mobile game that became a worldwide sensation when it rolled out in 2016. 

The Grand Prize winner will receive US$10,000. Winning designs from the competition will feature in Uniqlo’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection, which will be available in men’s, women’s, and kids lines from Uniqlo stores around the world and the online store. The top three prize recipients will get invitations to attend a special awards ceremony in Tokyo and watch the 2019 Pokemon World Championships in Washington, DC, in summer 2019. The entry period is from today through 11.59pm (Japan time) on December 2.

This year’s will also accept entries via smartphones and tablets to enable as many as possible to take part. The UT Grand Prix 2019 contest site will announce entry details at a later date. 

Pokemon, one of the world’s most popular entertainment franchises, began with the launch of the Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue video games in Japan in 1996. Pokemon gameplay, which features collecting, training, and trading unique creatures, rapidly gained tremendous popularity around the globe. The video games were soon followed by the introduction of the Pokemon Trading Card Came and beloved animated series. With total games sold in excess of 300 million and the Pokemon GO mobile game released in 2016 reaching over 850 million downloads worldwide, Pokemon has been loved by people of all ages for over 20 years.

Uniqlo has conducted its UT Grand Prix design competition since 2005 to foster creativity and talent around the world. The contest is open to anyone regardless of age, gender, or nationality. Previous contest themes have included Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and have attracting numerous entries, with winning designs being been sold around the globe. 

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