Barça will wear the colours of the Senyera (the national flag of Catalunya/Catalonia) as an Away kit in the 2013-14 season.
This competition is to design the kit, including shirt, shorts and socks and, if you see fit, baselayers. It's just-for-fun, and it's in no way affiliated to FC Barcelona or Nike.
It's probably best to keep this one authentic, so Nike as manufacturer, The Qatar Foundation as main sponsor and Unicef as secondary sponsor. Everything else is up to you.
As is standard with DF competitions, selected entries will be featured on the DF facebook page and tweeted and designs already uploaded to Football Shirt Culture's Fantasy Kit Designs or the DF galleries are both eligible and welcome so please don't hesitate to include them.
The competition will close at 23:59 on Saturday 22nd September 2012 and the winner(s) - chosen by me - will be announced shortly afterwards.
Update - 23/9/12: The competition is now closed. News of winner(s) to follow.
Update - 30/9/12: I have now picked my winner...
This was a tough one. There were some fabulous entries, several of the best - such as Woo-Sport and matupeco's designs - taking a leftfield approach and introducing a third colour as the dominent one, and it worked.
That's not to say the standard red and gold versions were inferior. mbingcrosby's Salvador Dalí-styled approach, for example. was a wonderful concept and one Nike could do much worse than consider for their final offering.
There were, of course, those who used artistic licence to replace the Senyera with the Estelada to create an independence-geared kit. CiaranW90's submission was inspired, if unlikely.
But for the winner I've plumped for a design that features the four red stripes on gold, faithful to the flag. Steevo flirted with the controversial too but on his more conservative version we'll excuse the dalliance into five stripe territory (or does three add two halves make four?) along the cleverly executed shoulders and instead judge him on the beautifully and no doubt painstakingly-created design as a whole. With the stripes echoing the "dotted gradient" seen on the current kits, the attention to detail is fantastic and after years of counterfeit designs whetting our appetites for a classic shirt, Steevo has delivered something that surely all Blaugrana fans would be satisfied with. Especially if they could get those Estelada change shorts under the counter at the club shop...