UNIQLO WEB NEWS

2018.04.10

Winning Marvel Super Hero Designs in UNIQLO’s UT Grand Prix 2018 T-Shirt Design Competition to Go on Sale from 23 April, Monday

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UNIQLO today announces that it will launch a collection of winning entries from the UT Grand Prix 2018 T-shirt design contest, which celebrates the super heroes of Marvel. The collection will be available at all UNIQLO stores and online at www.uniqlo.com/sg from 23 April, Monday.

UNIQLO has held this T-shirt design competition 13 times since 2005 to foster creativity and talent around the world through imaginative graphics and messages. The contest is open to anyone regardless of age, gender, or nationality. Previous competitions focusing on themes such as Nintendo and Star Wars proved wildly popular. UTs featuring award-winning entries are sold worldwide.

This year’s competition focused on Marvel, which has championed heroism for people around the world through epic story-telling and through such iconic characters as Iron Man and the Hulk. The contest attracted more than 8,500 entries that the special Marvel adjudicators and UNIQLO’s UT design team carefully screened. Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada was one of the illustrious adjudicators taking part. All winners captured the excitement and uniqueness of Marvel’s super heroes. The design of the Grand Prize winner delightfully highlighted the apparel of key Marvel super heroes, while the second prize recipient featured a whimsical portrayal of the Hulk.

Overview of UT Grand Prix 2018 T-Shirts

Launch Date: 23 April 2018, Monday

Pricing: $14.90 for Boys’ UTs, $19.90 for Men’s UTs

No. of designs: 17

Sizes: 100cm to 150cm for Boys’ UTs, XS to XXL for Men’s UTs*

*Note: XXL for Men’s will only be available online at www.uniqlo.com/sg

UT GRAND PRIX 2018 Special Site: www.uniqlo.com/utgp/2018/sg

Winning Designs of UT GRAND PRIX 2018

Grand Prize

Zee (Taiwan)

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Available for Men and Boys

Winner's comment:

I was thinking about the common ground of humour in Marvel movies and the UNIQLO brand while I was creating this design. I hope everyone enjoys my interpretation. As an admirer of heroes, I was so happy to be selected as the winner of such a great competition with this year’s cool theme. I feel like a real creator with unlimited power. Thank you so much to the judges and the host from the bottom of my heart.

Second Prize

Viva (Thailand)

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Available for Men only

Winner's comment:

The Hulk was the first Marvel character I got to know as a kid. People often think that the Hulk is a character that is always angry and scary, but he’s also a hero, so I wanted to show that he can be funny and playful. I did this by positioning him into letters of the alphabet to spell his name, while keeping his face angry to represent his character.

Avengers Prize*

Avesyna (Philippines)

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Available for Men only

Winner's comment:

The idea was to showcase our favourite group of heroes joining forces and diving into action to achieve one goal. I am beyond honoured and humbled to be chosen out of all the entries, thank you so much for the opportunity UNIQLO!

*This special prize was awarded to commemorate Avengers: Infinity War Part 2, a new motion picture from Marvel.

To view other competition designs, customers can visit the UT GRAND PRIX 2018 special site at www.uniqlo.com/utgp/2018/sg.

©2018 MARVEL

About Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

For more information visit marvel.com. © 2018 MARVEL

About Special Marvel Adjudicator, Joe Quesada

Joe Quesada wears many creative hats, as both an acclaimed writer-artist (famous for his celebrated work on Daredevil and Amazing Spider-Man) and as Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer. Quesada currently serves as Executive Producer on all Marvel’s TV shows, including ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the entirety of the critically acclaimed and Emmy award winning Netflix Marvel slate, and Marvel’s animation slate.