I have always appreciated kits with dramatic elements of the national flag, and enjoyed creating my own fantasy versions. I would therefore love to see how the rest of the DF community would approach the challenge.
You may post either home or away kits, though they must follow the typical colours of the nation. eg. Germany play in white so therefore, a purely red black and yellow home shirt would not be eligible as a home.
There is no reason to stick to the manufacturer of your chosen country, fantasy brands are allowed.
Must be of International teams, though not necessarily FIFA affiliated. Teams such as Catalonia are eligible.
Extra credit will be awarded to attention of detail and national culture and heritage.
Alternative flags are accepted, such as Spiderbait's flag of Burgandy Spain kit.
No limit on number of entries.
There must be more elements of the flag in the kit besides colours, though creative adaption is encouraged!
All kits must be void of sponsors, and feature a crest and manufacturer logo on the shirt and shorts (incorporating them is part of the challenge), a name and number on the back, and a number on the front and shorts.
I will vote for a first, second and third placed winner, soon after the closing date of Friday January 25th at 23:59 GMT. This may be extended subject to popularity.
All DF members are eligible, bar myself. Get your patriotic heads, and get designing, I look forward to seeing your entries!
This competition is now closed. I certainly have my work cut out deciding from the amount of kits that have been posted. Thankyou for your entries, and I will announce the winners shortly.
3rd - myki: Germany. A wonderfully bold, 'splattered paint' flag interrupts an otherwise classy kit. One of the best adaptions of the flag in the competition.
2nd - visualsportdesign: Macedonia (Red Shorts). The best kit of the competition in which the designer has covered the entire shirt with the flag, as was done many times. Though his later entry without a Portuguese Armillary Sphere on the inside collar may be more accurate ( :P ), I think that the red shorts make the kit look that much more intimidating.
1st - Spider: Ethiopia. A lot of research has obviously gone in to finding a flag to use, and a large level of ingenuity into adapting it to the kit. It fits very nicely with the painted number and name, and the level of detail such as the calia lilies and watermarked walia give the kit that much more individuality and a real sense of national pride. Very well done.
Martin127's classy kits for Ethiopia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. CiaranW90's inspired use of the v neck collar to construct the flag in his Palestine Kit. Rey's great looking striped yoke on his Catalonia shirt.
Again, thank you all so much for your entries, it was very tough deciding the eventual winners as there was so many great entries. Keep on entering all the other comps open at the moment, and keep featuring all your great work!