Pokémon madness continues this week.
Uniqlo will be holding their annual design contest, with the latest theme being Nintendo’s cock-fighting critters of adorable-yet-undetermined origin. That’s right: everyone around the world can participate in this worldwide contest and submit a Pokemon t-shirt design.
The winner’s designs will be sold in Uniqlo‘s Spring/Summer 2019 catalogue, as well as win a ton of amazing prizes. Interested artists and aspiring designers with huge adoration for these Japanese critters should apply here. That’s not all: the contest will be judged by The Pokémon Company President Tsunekazu Ishihara and Game Freak designer Ken Sugimori, as well as UT Creative Designer (and DJ/record producer) Nigo.
The contest will run from 23rd October to 2nd December 2018. The prizes are listed below, ranging from an invitation to the 2019 Pokemon World Championships to a cash prize of US$500.
– Grand Prize: US$10,000, Special Trophy, Invitation to the Award Ceremony in Tokyo, Invitation to the 2019 Pokémon World Championships.
– Second Prize: US$2,000, Invitation to the Award Ceremony in Tokyo, Invitation to the 2019 Pokemon World Championships.
– Third Prize: US$1,000, Invitation to the Award Ceremony in Tokyo, Invitation to the 2019 Pokémon World Championships.
– Runner-Ups (Multiple): US$500
Draw a cool design featuring Pikachu or any of the 500+ made-up animals, get a trip to Tokyo. Sounds pretty ace, eh?