For the fifth year, Pensole Footwear Design Academy and Foot Locker announce the “Fueling the Future of Footwear” Design Competition.
Like many of the past years, the competition will be held at Pensole in Portland, Oregon. A total of 18 students will be selected to participate and compete in a hands-on intensive class that was created to discover and develop the future of the footwear industry.
The 18 students chosen will be split into six teams of three and will attend a three week “learn-by-doing” footwear design program at Pensole. Each team will be given the task of designing and creating a product based on a brief created by Foot Locker and Asics. A design will be selected by a panel of judges and will be sold at select Foot Locker locations. The winning team will also receive a $15,000 award.
Prospective students can register in three different categories: footwear, colors/material/finishing, and business. The deadline for registration is Sunday, June 17, and the selected students will be announced on Friday, June 29.
Registration is now open and you can find registration information here. Good luck to all the creatives!