They've donned some classic kits that have added bundles of colour to the Bundesliga down through the years, but now Borussia Dortmund have called on fans to spark their imagination and get designing the Die Schwarzgelben's home shirt for the 2023/24 season.
"We want to collect your suggestions: whether crocheted, painted, 3D animated or with potato print – it doesn’t matter!" the message on Dortmund's website enthused, as the club asked supporters of the five-time Bundesliga champions to get their thinking caps on and bring their designer skills to the fore.
With the likes of captain Marco Reus, Gina Glänzer of the women's team and club legend Dede among the judging panel, things are certain to get interesting after the 6 February 2022 deadline for entries passes.
"In 112 years of our club’s history, we have already seen countless jerseys: From real classics to plain, gaudy, modern or wild jerseys to – yes, you have to admit that – some fashion escapades and total mistakes," the good folk at BVB added, while showcasing a classic collection of shirts that spanned the good, the bad and ... the rest.
Entrants have been asked to complete their designs using a downloadable template while budding designers can then get busy sketching on their computers or drawing by hand.
Once complete, all entries must be submitted online while there are no restrictions on the amount of entries an individual can make. To add to the fun, those taking part are encouraged to upload a video telling the story behind their designs!
The specially selected jury will then pick out nine designs, with fans able to vote for their favourite shirt from 18 February 2022. The winner will get to accompany Dortmund to a European game in the 2023/24 campaign with travel, an overnight stay and stadium access all included.
Added to that, the victorious designer gets ten VIP tickets to the first Bundesliga home match in which their shirt will be worn by the team!
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It all begs the question, do you think you've got what it takes to rise to the Dortmund shirt design contest? If you fancy your chances, head here!
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