2022 Uniqlo Global T-Shirt Contest Reveals Winning Snoopy and the Gang Designs

The 11 winning entries were selected from a total of 14,000 submissions centered on Peanuts characters and will go on sale later this month.

2022 marks the 16th consecutive year of Uniqlo Global T-Shirt Contest. This year’s theme is Peanutsthe name of Charles M. Schulz’s beloved American comic strip featuring Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy and their gang of friends in honor of the 100th anniversary of their creator’s birth.

Considering Snoopy’s perpetual popularity, not just in Japan but around the world, there must have been a flood of entries. Sure enough, 11 winning entries were selected from 14,000 total contest submissions which will be transformed into commemorative T-shirts. Charles M. Schulz Museum, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates Team and Uniqlo Global Ambassador/Professional Tennis Athlete Roger Federer all participated in the judging efforts.

▼ The top three winning designs

The first place winner is a Japanese artist Kazuhiko Okushita, whose many works include artwork for Japan’s most popular brand of beer, Asahi Super Dry, and a music video for J-rock band Kana-Boom’s song “Hope.” Its winning design features a simple striped pattern with whimsically placed lines outlining the shape of everyone’s favorite beagle.

Regarding his winning entry, Kazuhiko shared:

“It’s a minimalist design. I thought a lot about how best to convey Snoopy. In the end, I choose to use only the border lines to represent it.

We think Snoopy would agree that it’s simple yet quite effective in its charm!

The second place winner is Benio Tanaka from Japan. Its design features the main members of the Peanuts gang like scoops of ice cream in a cone for fun summer images.

Third place winner Teppei Koda from Japan imagines Charlie Brown and Snoopy a few years in the future while munching on ice cream in its design.

Tomoaki Inomata from Japan wins the Roger Federer Special Prize with his design of Snoopy in the form of fluffy clouds.

The first and second place designs, along with five other top 11 winning designs, will be available as adult size T-shirts priced at 1,500 yen (US$11.50) each. The design that won third place and the winner of the Roger Federer prize, as well as two other winning designs, will be available in children’s sizes, for 990 yen each.

▼ The other winning entries

All t-shirts will be on sale at Uniqlo stores across Japan and the Uniqlo online store at May 27. Imagine unwinding in style this summer while relaxing with Charlie Brown and Woodstock…

Pretending to be Lucy the psychiatrist…

…or beg for food with Snoopy!

For more on recent series of Uniqlo graphic t-shirts, check out this release which could also hint at the return of a very popular video game series.

Sources: Uniqlo, Press release
Pictures: press release
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