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You could win over $40k to design a T-shirt for UNIQLO

Words by Mariah Papadopoulos
Image via the Keith Haring Foundation and the estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, licensed by Artestar New York

Designers, sharpen your pencils.

Entries are open for Japanese apparel giant UNIQLO’s UT Grand Prix 2020 T-Shirt Design Competition.

The competition, which is inspired by New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), first launched in 2005 and has run every year since.

In the past, entrants have been asked to channel Star Wars, Marvel, Nintendo, and Pokémon in their designs.

This year’s theme is ‘Draw Your World’. It’s all about using T-shirts as blank canvases and making art accessible for everyone. Anyone can enter, regardless of age, gender or nationality.

The grand prize includes $30,000 USD (about $43,845 in Australian dollars) and an invitation to the awards ceremony at New York’s Museum UNIQLO store, which is located inside MoMA. Second and third prize winners will also receive invitations and some hefty wads of cash. Finalists will walk away with $500 each.

The judging panel is made up of international artists who’ve got MoMA’s tick of approval. Winning designs will be displayed at the museum store in MoMA, and they’ll be sold worldwide in UNIQLO’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

Entries close October 16 at 1:59 am AEST (11:59 pm on October 15 Japan time). 

Click here to enter.

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