The Future of Footwear Awards is worldwide Footwear Design competition in partnership with FN Platform (the largest footwear tradeshow in North American), Footwear News (largest industry publication) and Zappos.com (the largest online footwear retailer).
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In 2012 the Two Ten Footwear Foundation (www.twoten.org) gave out over $700,000 in scholarships and this year they have partnered with PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy and the FN Platform, the largest footwear tradeshow in North America to create the Two Ten SHOECASE – a hands-on, intensive, four-week footwear design Master Class in Portland, Oregon, culminating with a final “Shoecase” featuring 210 aspiring footwear designers at FN Platform, in Las Vegas February 19th-22nd.
We’re changing how a design competition is run by opening it up to everyone. If you’ve created something for a course, a client, or just for fun, show us what you did and how you did it. Whether your goal is to inspire others, show off or win stuff, Instructables is the platform for people to share what they make.
Current college/university students and recent graduates have an opportunity to create useful and appealing products from e-waste—used computers, printers, cell phones and similar materials that would normally end up in landfills. And their efforts could win them prizes!
COMPETITION GOALS The goal of this competition is to provide a fun competitive environment for design/creative students while fostering teamwork and collaborative thinking within the universities of the Midwest District. Additionally, this provides the students an opportunity to network with members of the IDSA STL chapter and to showcase their work in the 5th annual fusion design gallery exhibition in conjunction with the 2nd annual STL DesignWeek held September 24-30, 2012.