Uni Watch: The Minnesota Timberwolves redesign contest

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The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly have new new uniforms in the works, and not a moment too soon -- they've been one of the NBA's worst-looking teams for what feels like forever.

It's not yet clear exactly when the team's new look will be ready, but the 2017-18 season seems like the logical estimate. But why should we wait that long? We're going to beat the team to the punch by issuing our latest Uni Watch design challenge: Redesign the Timberwolves!

Here are the guidelines:

  • Your entry must include a primary logo and full home and road uniforms. If you like, you can also include secondary logos and an alternate uniform, but those aren't required.

  • The NBA will begin allowing advertising patches on team uniforms in 2017-18, so your designs may include ad patches if you like. The NBA's rules for the uniform advertising program call for the patches to be 2½- by-2½ inches and positioned on the upper-left chest area, so your ad patches should adhere to that format. You can use the logo of a real company or you can simply include a square patch that says, "AD." (You can also choose to make your designs ad-free, since teams will not be required to put ads on uniforms.)

  • 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.). You can also create a video presentation and upload it to YouTube if you like.

  • The files you submit should be named after yourself (PaulLukas.jpg, for example). If you're submitting multiple files, please either number them (PaulLukas1.jpg, PaulLukas2.jpg, etc.) or use some other designation (PaulLukas-homeuni.jpg, PaulLukas-logo.jpg, etc.). Files that don't follow this format will not be considered.

  • In keeping with long-standing Uni Watch chromatic policy, entries including even a hint of purple will not be accepted.

  • Email your entry to Uni Watch HQ. If you have more than one design concept, feel free to enter as many as you like.

  • Deadline: Wednesday, July 27, 7 p.m. ET.

The best entries will be showcased in an upcoming Uni Watch column. Get crackin'!