UNIQLO WEB NEWS

2017.05.12

Introducing the UNIQLO + Nintendo Collection, featuring the winning designs from popular Nintendo‑themed UT Grand Prix 2017 Competition

UNIQLO announces that it will be launching a collection of 25 winning entries from its Nintendo-themed UNIQLO T-shirt (UT) Grand Prix 2017 design contest on Monday, 5 June. UNIQLO inaugurated this design competition in 2005 to foster creativity and talent around the world, making it open to anyone regardless of age, gender, or nationality.

This year's contest, focusing on Nintendo, attracted more than 16,000 entries from around the world. Participants were invited to create original T-shirt designs inspired by Nintendo's iconic games and legendary characters, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Animal Crossing, Star Fox, Kirby, Splatoon, and the Pokémon series.

The winning design features a Mario motif, while second and third places focus on Splatoon and Legend of Zelda themes respectively. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, the iconic originator of Super Mario Bros. and other massive hit games, was amongst the competition's judges. In addition to the winning designs being featured in UNIQLO stores worldwide and UNIQLO.com, top prize winners received $10,000; an invitation to attend a special awards ceremony in Japan; and a Nintendo Switch system, personally signed by Mr. Miyamoto.

Priced between $14.90 and S$19.90, the new UT Grand Prix Nintendo collection, which comprises Men's, Women's and Kids' designs, will be available on 5 June in all UNIQLO stores and online at www.uniqlo.com/sg.

What's more, fans of UNIQLO and Nintendo are able to relive their childhood memories by watching this specially created UT Grand Prix Nintendo campaign movie: https://youtu.be/0_YklfP7u6U

Winning Designs of UT Grand Prix 2017

Grand Prize

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Takashi Kawazoe (Japan)

Winner's comments: I was extremely surprised and pleased to receive such a prestigious award for my creation, featuring one of Japan's most renowned characters, Mario, as a motif. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of you, including my family who had supported me throughout. Thank you!

Second Prize

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Shino Yamazaki (Japan)

Winner's comments: As someone who is an aspiring designer, I couldn't be happier. I want to take away this experience and joyful feeling to reflect it in my future activities. Thank you very much!

Third Prize

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David Ricardo Flores Gomez (Mexico)

Winner's comments: As the first Mexican to have won the prize, I feel extremely honoured. I would like to express my gratitude to UNIQLO and Nintendo for giving me the opportunity to participate in this competition. I have always been a fan of the games created by Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto since I was young. Many years later, my Zelda creation is selected to be featured on a UNIQLO T-shirt produced in collaboration with Nintendo. I feel as if my dream has come true. To the team of Nintendo, thank you for letting me be part of your world!

©Nintendo.