As you've probably heard by now, the Charlotte Bobcats will become the Charlotte Hornets beginning with the 2014-15 season.
It's not yet clear, however, whether these new Charlotte Hornets will wear the same uniforms as the old Charlotte Hornets. Team owner Michael Jordan says he has not yet decided whether the team will even use the Hornets' old purple and teal color scheme.
Let's make that decision for him. It's time for Uni Watch readers to redesign this team! Consider this the official call for entries.
As you may recall, we held a similar contest when the New Orleans Hornets announced that they'd be getting a new name. One of the top finishers in that contest correctly forecast the franchise's eventual new name.
In this case, of course, we already know what the Bobcats' new name will be. Your job is to figure out what they should look like. Here are the contest rules:
• Your entry must include a new primary logo, a new home uniform, and a new road uniform. (If you like, you can also include secondary logos and one alternate uniform, but those aren't required.)
• Your designs can be created in any digital or analog medium (Illustrator, Photoshop, crayon, whatever) and can be submitted in any standard digital format (JPG, PDF, tiff, etc.).
• Please include your name and email address somewhere on the image, like this. Also, your image file names should include your full name (example: Paul Lukas.jpg). If you're submitting multiple files, please either number them (Paul Lukas1.jpg, Paul Lukas2.jpg, etc.) or use some other designation (Paul Lukas-home.jpg, Paul Lukas-road.jpg, etc.).
• Given the Hornets' historic ties to the accursed color purple, Uni Watch's longstanding prohibition on purple will be suspended for the Hornets contest. However, entrants are not required to dress the Hornets in purple (or teal, or any other color), and designs that propose a new color scheme for the team are welcome.
• Email your entry here. If you have more than one concept, feel free to enter as many times as you like.
• Deadline: Friday, June 7, 5 p.m. ET.
The winning entries will be showcased in a future Uni Watch column. Get crackin'!-- Paul Lukas