There is only 13 days to enter the PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy’s 2017 World Sneaker Championship (WSC) – Powered by Foot Locker, according to PENSOLE founder D’Wayne Edwards.
Now in its third year, the World Sneaker Championship takes place entirely online in a single elimination, all-or-nothing-style tournament kicking off on January 16, with the top 64 announced on February 25. All of the aspiring designers that make it to the top 16 will be awarded scholarships ($96,000 value) to attend future PENSOLE master classes in Portland and more than $8,000 (retail value) in design equipment from WACOM as they advance each round.
WSC will culminate in the World Sneaker Championship Experience (WSCX), a live exhibition for the sneaker community, where the winning design will be announced and the “2017 World Sneaker Champion” will be awarded $20,017 in cash, and will have their design sold at select Foot Locker stores globally.
Registration and all submission details for the WSC can be accessed at WorldSneakerChampionship.com. Deadline for registration is 11:59 P.M. EST on February 19, 2017.