UT Grand Prix 2015 T-shirt Design Contest Featuring Star Wars
Entries accepted worldwide from July 14
July 1, 2014, Tokyo, Japan—UNIQLO has selected Star Wars as the theme for its annual UT Grand Prix T-shirt design contest. Interest in Star Wars is particularly high with the upcoming 2015 release of Star Wars Episode VII, and the top designs will feature in UNIQLO’s 2015 Spring, Summer collection, available at UNIQLO stores in 16 countries and regions around the world, and online. Winners of the Grand Prize and the Judging Committee Special Prize will also receive a tour of Lucasfilms Headquarters in San Francisco, California.
The contest is open to everyone worldwide, with entries accepted from July 14 to August 31, 2014. Details are available on the UT Grand Prix 2015 website. The UT Grand Prix design contest started in 2005. Previous themes include Six World-Renowned Artists, including Madonna and KISS, in 2013, Coca-Cola in 2012, and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in 2011.
Submission Period: July 14 (Mon.) – August 31, 2014 (Sun.) until 23:59 JST
UT Grand Prix Website
Grand Prix: US $10,000 + Tour of Lucasfilm Headquarters in San Francisco Second Prize: US$500 + Tour of Lucasfilm Headquarters in San Francisco Winner: US $500
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.14 trillion yen for the 2013 fiscal year ending August 31, 2013 (US $11.62 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2013 rate of $1 = 98.36 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.
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. Today the company has a total of more than 1,300 stores in 16 markets worldwide: Japan, Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates seven Grameen UNIQLO stores in Dhaka, as of April 2014. UNIQLO manages an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.