Inspired by Europe's thrilling victory over the USA in the Ryder Cup over the weekend, this competition is to design the kit (Home, Away, Third, goalkeeper and whatever else you can think of), including shirt, shorts and socks and, if you see fit, baselayers, for a European select team which could be assembled to take on Brazil, Argentina or other continents' select XIs. It's just for fun and it's obviously in no way affiliated to Uefa.
That said, Uefa has agreements with adidas so it may be best to go with them as manufacturer but it's all entirely up to you. One fun element might be choosing the names to put on the backs of the shirts!
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 - if such things exist - are both eligible and welcome so please don't hesitate to include them.
The competition will close at 23:59 on Saturday 13th October 2012 and the winner(s) - chosen by me - will be announced shortly afterwards.
Update - 18/10/2012: The competition is now closed. Please accept my apologies for the delay - it does look like a couple of designs sneaked in after the closing date!
As always, some brilliant entries and a hugely difficult competition to judge. Here's what I've gone with...
Rey's Home design was very bold but imagining it as a manufactured kit conjured up a true statement of intent. It was a hard one to choose due to the great designs but that's what I settled upon.
VR71 came very close with his Home kit so I couldn't overlook his Away too. A brilliant adidas design, featuring a dot matrix map of Europe as a watermark on the front and an inspired use of the European flag to border the number on the back. Simply superb.
Cris Lima had to get a look in for his wonderful designs all round and the goalkeeper kit was beautifully subtle whilst still being modern. He had a lovely idea with the anti-racism captain's armband too.
Cris Lima also put together a great crest for the team. There were some worthy competitors in this regard but his was simple and memorable. A very nice effort.
Honourable mentions have to go to mr.safc for putting together a kit that would probably most accurately reflect the real design that would get made for such an event, and squidofman for his wonderful ideas of how each player could remind the world of which European country they represented. We've seen something like that before in the Spain comp but it works well here too.
Well done to everyone, and look out for new competitions coming your way.