Nintendo is teaming up with Japanese fashion retailer Uniqlo to find the greatest t-shirt designs based on the game company's beloved characters and franchises.
Themes from previous Uniqlo design contests include Star Wars and Disney/Pixar. The latest UTGP winners will be decided by Shigeru Miyamoto himself along with a team of judges from Nintendo.
Possibly the juiciest part of this deal is the grand prize— $10,000 and a brand new Nintendo NX personally signed by Miyamoto, along with a secret "special commemorative prize." The second prize winner will also receive an autographed NX along with $3,000, and a third runner-up will be awarded $500.
The top two winners will be invited to an award ceremony in Kyoto to receive their NX and cash prizes in spring 2017, which is consistent with Nintendo's previous promise to release the NX some time in March. The t-shirts with the winning designs will hit stores around the same time.
In Uniqlo's previous contests, a few dozen t-shirts with top-tier designs, in addition to the three prize-winning designs, have also been made available for purchase at Uniqlo stores and online. However, as outlined in the contest rules, the copyrights to the winning designs will be retained, without compensation, by Uniqlo.
Submissions will be accepted from designers of all ages and nationalities from now until Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. Japan time.