UT Grand Prix 2024 T-Shirt Design Competition Launches Today

Global apparel retailer UNIQLO announces the launch of the UT Grand Prix 2024 T-Shirt Design Competition, using T-shirts as a blank canvas to freely express ideas with graphics and messages. Entries are invited from around the world on the theme of DISCOVERIES OF THE LOUVRE” with submissions accepted starting today. UNIQLO and the Musée du Louvre formed a partnership in 2021 including a series of collaborative collections from UT, as well as support from UNIQLO for educational programs held at the Louvre. This competition is made possible by the Louvre and UNIQLO, which share a common desire to convey the wonders of historical art to people around the world.

A unique theme that includes all the artworks in the Louvre
except the exterior of the Louvre, the Louvre Pyramid, the Louvre logo, and works not in the public domain)

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 Louvres collections by freely creating designs using the museums 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 museums artworks in one place.

Winning design to be sold at UNIQLO stores worldwide
The Grand Prix winner will receive U.S. $20,000 and have their winning design featured in the 2024 Spring/Summer UT collection, 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. The contest is open to talented and imaginative people around the world, regardless of age, gender, or nationality. Previous contests have featured such high-profile themes as Marvel, Nintendo, and Pokémon. The winning designs, selected from the numerous entries, will be produced as actual merchandise, and sold worldwide.

Partnership between UNIQLO and the Musée du Louvre
The partnership between UNIQLO and the Louvre began in January 2021, and has included a series of ongoing collaboration collections from UT, as well as educational programs at the Louvre sponsored by UNIQLO. In addition, the UNIQLO Rivoli store, opened near the Louvre in 2021, hosts special exhibitions and workshops made possible by this collaboration, part of an effort by UNIQLO to allow customers to experience art at its stores.

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