They’ve donned classic kits that have added lots of color to the Bundesliga over the years, but now Borussia Dortmund have called on fans to spark their imaginations and design Die Schwarzgelben’s home shirt for the 2023/24 season.
“We want to hear your suggestions: whether they are crocheted, painted, 3D animated or with a potato print, it doesn’t matter! The message on Dortmund’s website was enthusiastic, as the club asked supporters of the five-time Bundesliga champions to reflect and put forward their design skills.
With captain Marco Reus, Gina Glänzer of the women’s team and club legend Dede among the jury, things will certainly get interesting after the February 6, 2022 deadline for entries.
“In the 112-year history of our club, we have already seen countless jerseys: from real classics to plain, showy, modern or wild jerseys including – yes, it must be admitted – a few fashion escapades and total mistakes The good folks at BVB added, while presenting a classic collection of shirts that covered the good, the bad and… the rest.
Dortmund’s online store crashed after the club’s’ 90s-inspired limited edition kit was released last season. – David Inderlied / Kirchner-Media / David Inderlied / Kirchner-Media / pool
Participants were invited to complete their designs using a downloadable template, while aspiring designers can then get on with drawing on their computer or drawing by hand.
Once completed, all entries must be submitted online while there is no restriction on the number of entries a person can make. To add to the fun, participants are encouraged to upload a video telling the story of their creations!
The specially selected jury will then select nine models, with fans able to vote for their favorite jersey from February 18, 2022. The winner will be able to accompany Dortmund to a European match in the 2023/24 campaign with all-inclusive travel, overnight and stadium access.
In addition, the victorious designer gets ten VIP tickets to the first Bundesliga home game in which his jersey will be worn by the team!
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All of this begs the question, do you think you have what it takes to make it into the Dortmund jersey design competition? If you feel like trying your luck, head over here!