ABOUT WSC

PENSOLE WORLD SNEAKER CHAMPIONSHIP was created in 2014 as the first global sneaker design tournament to discover and develop the next great sneaker designers. Our goal is to have a global representation of aspiring sneaker designers to showcase their talent and represent their country.

There is no cost to enter or vote.

PENSOLE WORLD SNEAKER CHAMPIONSHIP is conducted exclusively online in a single elimination, all or nothing, style tournament with CASH AND PRIZE to be awarded to the winner and the crown of PENSOLE WORLD SNEAKER CHAMPION. In partnership with Foot Locker, one of the largest footwear retailer, the limited quantity of the winning design will be produced and sold at select Foot Locker stores globally.

Note: All of the designs in this tournament will be branded PENSOLE

REGISTER + DESIGN + VOTE = $20,017 + PRIZES

HOW TO ENTER THE 2017 TOURNAMENT

STEP 1:

We recommend that you SIGN UP to be in our database and receive email notifications regarding the tournament.

STEP 2:

Read the design brief and tournament rules. Register before midnight Eastern Standard Time of SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th.

STEP 3:

(3.1) Create 1 page containing Lateral View and Bottom View of your original sneaker design, sketch in color BY HAND on a white A4 or Letter size paper only – NO DIGITAL SKETCHING.

(3.2) Create a self introduction video, 2-minute or less, and post it on your YouTube channel

STEP 4:

Scan your hand-design sneaker in high-resolution JPEG or PDF format. Maximum file size 5MB. Upload your design before midnight EST of SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19th at WorldSneakerChampionship.com

STEP 5:

Watch the live selection of TOP 64 on our YouTube channel (PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy) on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th @ 9PM EST. See if you make it to the tournament!

HOW TO VOTE

STEP 1:

We recommend that you SIGN UP to be in our database and receive email notifications regarding the tournament.

STEP 2:

Watch the live selection of the TOP 64 designs that will enter the tournament. Live selection will be broadcast through
our YouTube channel (PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy).

STEP 3:

View the design tournament bracket at WorldSneakerChampionship.com. Voting will start shortly after the TOP 64 live selection. Take a look at each pair – one at a time – and vote for the design you want to advance to the next round.

STEP 4:

Who will win the tournament? Email us at WSC@PENSOLE.com with the subject line: WINNER IS. Submit your guess
before the voting deadline of TOP 16 round. One person who guess correctly will get a free pair of the winning design!

STEP 5:

Watch the live selection of TOP 64 on our YouTube channel (PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy) on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th @ 9PM EST. See if you make it to the tournament!

ABOUT PENSOLE

Founded in 2010 by D’Wayne Edwards, PENSOLE features the most sought after faculty in footwear, comprised of both young professional designers and established footwear design leaders from the top footwear brands, with more than 100 years combined experience to help you with your professional development. Since the first PENSOLE class in 2010, more than 200 Academy graduates have been placed professionally, full-time or as interns, for footwear companies worldwide.

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