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Uniqlo Declares Winners For Annual Pokemon T-Shirt Design Competition

Uniqlo has finally announced the winners for their Uniqlo T-Shirt Grand Prix (UTGP) 2019 design competition. Designers had from October 2018 to December 2018 to submit their designs, which were centred around the chosen theme of Pokémon.

With such a theme, it’s a given that many adorable designs got submitted. Such as the winning design, by Li Wen Pei from China, whose design titled Ocean King features three Magikarp swimming below a giant Gyarados, which any Pokémon fan will know is the evolved form of a Magikarp.

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In second place is a design featuring the hieroglyphic-like Unowns arranged in the form of a vision test. While the third place has a Pikachu chilling underneath an Alolan Exeggutor with a tropical drink and a pair of sunglass. It has been jokingly titled Pikachill by its designer Emily.

The three winners will be winning cash prizes of US$10,000, US$2,000, and US$1,000 respectively, plus an invitation to the awards ceremony in Japan, and the 2019 Pokémon World Championships.

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Of course, the three winning designs will not be the only ones hitting shelves in Uniqlo stores. Here are the other designs that have been chosen to be produced as well –

The shirts are currently available on Uniqlo’s website online and will be available in all Singapore Uniqlo stores from June 24, 2019.


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