Pensole Footwear Design Academy has announced Sneakerhead of State, a national competition for high school students to participate in for the opportunity to get a foot in the door to the footwear and apparel design industry.
“The first spark that I could have a career in this industry hit me by winning a design competition when I was in high school,” Pensole founder D’Wayne Edwards said in a statement. “Having a program dedicated to finding pre-college design talent and giving those individuals a pathway into college has been a mission of mine since day-one. It is our industry’s responsibility to show these young minds they can be more than just consumers.”
Sneakerhead of State gives students the opportunity to compete online in a competition that consists of four categories: apparel design, color design, graphic design, and footwear design. Students will work towards an opportunity to win a scholarship to attend Pensole, and the grand prize winner’s design will also be produced and sold exclusively via StockX. Schools can also become involved in the competition, as schools will have a chance to win funding for art programs.
You can see official rules, details, and registration details at Sneakerheadofstate.com. Registration is open now, and it closes on June 2, 2018.
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