The FA has announced that the England kit will be made by Nike from Spring 2013 onwards.
This competition is to design new England kits - Home, Away, Third(?), goalkeeper shirts, shorts, socks, baselayers and anything else you can think of - bearing the Nike Swoosh.
For obvious reasons all entries should have Nike as manufacturer but everything else is up to you. Full coloured or red crest? White, red or navy shorts and socks? Bring back the red Away? Anything goes, though a level of authenticity may work best and don't forget that next year marks the 150th Anniversary of The FA so this may be worth incorporating into designs.
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 15th September 2012 and the winner(s) - chosen by me - will be announced shortly afterwards.
NB: Please note that this competition is just for fun and in no way official or affiliated to Nike or The FA.
Update - 16/9/12: The competition is now closed. News of winner(s) will follow shortly.
Update - 21/9/2012: The competition winner has been chosen. Not by me, but actually a truer expert, Glen Isherwood of the fantastic England Football Online and author of Wembley: The Complete Record 1923-2000. EFO has compiled a catalogue of every shirt ever worn by England, so Glen knows a thing or two about what makes a great Three Lions kit.
He, in turn, also enlisted the help of his 18-year-old daughter "who has no interest in football whatsoever", for a wholly objective viewpoint. Over to the judges...
"First of all, some honourable mentions:
CiaranW90's Track Tops - these really stand out and the badges sit well against the white and purple backgrounds.
Woo-Sport's all white with red cross - reminiscent of the Olympic kits and good use of red.
Eman's blue away kit - loved the shade of blue, goes well with the badge and looks traditional, even though we haven't worn that shade for decades.
arius85's red away kit - very smart look, with blue crew-neck and cuffs.
arius85's all-green goalkeeper kit - the two shades of green look terrific
But in the end, I had to go for...
mr.safc's white home kit - a stunning modern tribute to the original 1872 kit.
I particularly like the full-colour badge with gold scroll, the navy socks and the diamond motif below the neckline. It's got just the right combination of tradition and the modern minimalist style that has proved so popular in the past three years. I think that this would be a worthy successor to the current home kit."
Huge thanks to Glen (and his daughter) for helping us out. Congratulations to mr.safc!