Global apparel retailer UNIQLO announces the launch of the UT Grand Prix 2022 T-shirt design competition starting on Tuesday July 13. Entrants from around the world are invited to submit designs using a T-shirt as a canvas to freely express ideas through graphics and messages. The theme for this contest is Peanuts, the comic strip first published in the U.S. in the 1950s, marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of its creator, Charles M. Schulz.
The Peanuts family will judge your design
The judging panel for the competition features representatives from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. UNIQLO is seeking designs that freely express the world of Peanuts through such universally beloved characters as Charlie Brown and Snoopy as well as the storylines that touch on life and human nature.
Win an internship at the PEANUTS studio
The Grand Prize winner will receive US$20,000. Grand prize and second prize winners will also be invited for an internship at Charles M. Schultz Creative Associates. Winning designs will be featured in UNIQLO’s 2022 Spring/Summer collections and sold at UNIQLO stores worldwide.
About the UT Grand Prix
UNIQLO launched the UT Grand Prix design competition in 2005 to foster creativity and talent, using T-shirts as a canvas to freely express ideas with graphics and messages. The contest is open to anyone regardless of age, gender, or nationality. Previous contests have featured such noteworthy themes as Marvel, Nintendo, and Pokémon, attracting numerous entries, with winning designs being sold around the globe.
UT Grand Prix 2022 Entry Overview
|Entry period||Entries open: 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Entries close: 11:59 pm, Tuesday, August 31, 2021
*All times shown are Japan Standard Time (JST)
|Prizes||Grand Prize (1)||US$20,000|
|Second Prize (1)||US$10,000|
|Third Prize (1)||US$5,000|
|Finalist Prizes (multiple)||US$1,000 each|
|In addition to prize money, winning designs will be included in the 2021 Spring/Summer UT collection for worldwide sale. As an additional prize, the first and second place winners will be invited for an internship at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, Schulz’s creative center in Santa Rosa, California.|
|Special judging panel||UNIQLO representatives and other judges approved by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Charles M Schulz Creative Associates.|