UNIQLO UT Grand Prix 2013 Launched
UT Grand Prix 2013 T-Shirt Design Competition Launched US$30,000 in Total Cash Prizes for the Winners
UNIQLO launched the UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) Grand Prix 2013, an annual T-shirt design contest in which participants around the world turn T-shirts into creative works of art. The 2013 contest will take place from August 3rd to September 2nd 2012.
Contest entrants can submit their original designs featuring one of six internationally well-known music artists: AC/DC, David Bowie, Madonna, KISS, the Sex Pistols and The Who.
These music legends will personally select the six winning entries in the Artist’s Choice Award category, whereas an online voting process will choose the six winners in the People’s Choice Award category.
A total of US$30,000 in cash prizes will be available for the twelve winners. UNIQLO will select an additional twelve entries for the Runner Ups’ category, and the company will produce UTs for all twenty-four designs and sell them at its stores throughout the world in 2013. Details regarding the sale of the UTs will be announced in due course.
UT Grand Prix T-Shirt Design Contest
UNIQLO has conducted the UT Grand Prix T-shirt Design Competition annually since 2005, with the purpose of encouraging creative and talented individuals globally. The competition is open to anyone regardless of age, gender or nationality. UNIQLO will begin to accept entries for the 2013 contest from August 3rd 2012. Please refer to the information below for more details.
T-Shirt Designs based On Six Artists, including Madonna and KISS
Music is the theme of the UT Grand Prix 2013 T-shirt design contest, with six very popular artists set to participate. AC/DC, David Bowie, Madonna, KISS, the Sex Pistols and members of The Who will personally select the winning entries, with each artist responsible for choosing the six Artist’s Choice Award winners.
Plenty of Prizes to Win
Winners of the six Artist’s Choice Award will each receive USD$4,000, while the six winners of the People’s Choice Award will receive USD$1,000 each. UNIQLO will select twelve designs for the Runner Ups’ category.
Join UNIQLO as it brings an eclectic array of high-profile artists, companies and young people from all over the world to produce an exciting range of UTs.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Friday, August 3rd 2012 to Sunday, September 2nd 2012 (Until 23:59:59, Japan Time)
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼The competition is open to anyone, regardless of age, gender or nationality. Entries will be accepted from all countries around the world.
￼￼￼￼Six participating artists, AC/DC, David Bowie, KISS, Madonna, the Sex Pistols and The Who, will personally select the Artist’s Choice Award winners for each musical act. A separate online vote will select the top six designs for the People’s Choice Award. Online voting is open to anyone, with one vote permitted per musical artist. UNIQLO will select twelve designs, or two designs for each artists, for the Runner Ups’ category.
￼￼￼￼￼￼How to Enter
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼For more information, please refer to the official UT Grand Prix 2013 website, and make sure to read the contest rules before submitting your designs. The official UT Grand Prix 2013 website: http://www.uniqlo.com/utgp2013/
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼• Artist’s Choice Award x 6 (one for each artist): US$4,000 cash prize each
• People’s Choice Award x 6 (one for each artist): US$1,000 cash prize each
• Runner Ups’ category x 12 (two per artist)
The awards will be announced on the official UT Grand Prix 2013 website once chosen. The 24 designs will be sold as UTs via the UNIQLO online store and at UNIQLO retail locations throughout the world. Details about the sale will be announced in due course.
￼About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co. (FR), a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under five brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, g.u., Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of 820 billion yen for the 2011 fiscal year ending August 31, 2011, FR is the world’s fourth largest apparel retail company and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.
Today UNIQLO has more than 1,100 stores worldwide, namely in the U.S., U.K. France, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and South Korea, as well as Japan. UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel in line with its ‘Made for All’ philosophy.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, FR is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and other FR group companies, please visit www.uniqlo.com or www.fastretailing.com