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The global UTGP competition: create a Nintendo t-shirt design for $10 000!

UTGP 2017: Nintendo t-shirt design competition worth $10 000

Japanese video game giant Nintendo teamed up with t-shirt brand Uniqlo to bring you the biggest t-shirt design competition in the world. Uniqlo is known to launch the global competition since 2011 with a variety of themes, such aș Star Wars, Pixar, rock bands and more.

This year the theme is Nintendo and t-shirt designers all over the world (professionals and amateurs), regardless of age, nationality, gender or any other affiliation can add their entries for a chance to win the big prize of $10 000! The second prize is not to be taken for granted either: $3000, while general awards will be of $500. Both grand prize and second prize winners will be invited to an official award ceremony where they will meet Shigeru Miyamoto!

You can use any of the characters which appear in the following games series: ” The Super Mario series, the Zelda series, the Pokémon series, the Animal Crossing series, the Star Fox series, the Pikmin series, the Metroid series, the Kirby series, the Donkey Kong series, and Splatoon.

The whole array of information about the submission process, design content and other copyright restrictions are specified in the Q&A section, on the site.

Given the madness that ensued following the launch of the Pokemon Go app, it was expected to have something from the realm of video games. Also, the t-shirt design community is known for its affinity towards pop culture characters, especially classic video games.

And the competition is getting even more enticing because of the main man that will judge the designs – none other than the senior managing director and creative fellow at Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto himself.

Be sure to submit your entries by August 1st, 2016! The chosen winners will have their designs printed for the Spring 2017 season.

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