Global apparel retailer UNIQLO announces the launch of the UT Grand Prix 2024 T-Shirt Design Competition. This global competition invites participants from all over the world to unleash their creativity on T-shirts, using them as a blank canvas to freely express ideas through graphics and messages. Starting today, submissions are open for entries based on the theme of “DISCOVERIES OF THE LOUVRE”.
UNIQLO and the Musée du Louvre established a partnership in 2021, which encompasses a series of collaborative collections from UT and UNIQLO’s support for educational programs at the Louvre. The UT Grand Prix 2024 T-Shirt Design Competition is a result of the successful collaboration between the Louvre and UNIQLO. Together, they share a common goal of conveying the wonders of historical art to people around the world.
A unique theme that includes all the artworks in the Louvre*
For more than eight centuries, the Louvre has been a place of inspiration for all manner of creators, from artists and architects to dancers and musicians. It remains so today, and all works from the museum’s extensive collection can be used as a source of inspiration in this competition. Contestants are invited to discover the entirety of the Louvre’s collections by freely creating designs using any of the museum’s artworks, including its lesser-known works, thanks to the website collections.louvre.fr, a platform launched by the Louvre on 2021 that brings together all of the museum’s artworks in one place.
The winning design will be made available for sale at UNIQLO stores worldwide.
The Grand Prix winner will receive U.S. $20,000 and their winning design will be featured in the 2024 Spring/Summer UT collection, which will be sold at UNIQLO stores worldwide. Additionally, the Grand Prix winner will be invited on a private tour* of the Louvre.
About the UT Grand Prix
UNIQLO launched the annual UT Grand Prix Design Competition in 2005 to foster creativity and talent. This global contest welcomes participants from all walks of life, regardless of age, gender, or nationality, who possess remarkable imagination and skill. In the past, the competition as featured notable themes like Marvel, Nintendo, and Pokémon. The winning designs, carefully chosen from numerous entries, will be transformed into actual merchandise, and made available for sale worldwide.
UT Grand Prix 2024 Submission Overview
|DISCOVERIES OF THE LOUVRE
|All works in Musée du Louvre * Please note that certain elements such as the exterior of the Louvre, the Louvre Pyramid, the Louvre logo, and works that are not in the public domain, cannot be used in the designs. * To view eligible works for inspiration, please visit the official website of the Louvre:
|Entries open: 09:00 am, Tuesday, July 18, 2023 Entries close: 10:59 pm, Friday, September 15, 2023 All times shown are Malaysia Time (MYT)
|The Grand Prix (x1)
|US$20,000 + invitation to private Louvre tour
|The Judge’s Gold Award
(x1 from each judge)
|Silver Award (multiple)
|The winning designs will be featured in the 2024 Spring/Summer UT collection and made available for sale at UNIQLO stores worldwide.As an additional prize, the Grand Prize winner will be awarded with a special privilege of a private tour at the Louvre.
*Submission details will be announced on the special UTGP 2024 website and will be updated as necessary.
*Contest winners will be notified of the results, winning entries, and the availability of the products for sale.
*UT products featuring the winning designs will be launched and sold in summer 2024.
*Contest entry details are subject to change, and any updates will be communicated accordingly.
Partnership between UNIQLO and the Musée du Louvre
The partnership between UNIQLO and the Louvre began in January 2021, and has encompassed a series of collaborative collections from UT, along with educational programs at the Louvre sponsored by UNIQLO. In addition, the UNIQLO Rivoli store, which opened in 2021 near the Louvre in 2021, serves as a strategic venue for special exhibitions and workshops. These unique events are made possible through the collaboration between UNIQLO and the Louvre, demonstrating UNIQLO’s commitment to providing customers with the opportunity to experience art at its stores.