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Contest for Aspiring Sneaker Designers

The #21DaysofDesign Challenge is underway, inviting designers to submit their “design of the day” for a chance to win a life-changing opportunity. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500, a Two Ten Footwear Foundation scholarship to attend PNCA at Pensole Footwear Design Academy, and the opportunity to have their design produced and sold.

Every day the Pensole team receives more than 100 design submissions and is faced with the task of selecting the 10 best designs. At the end of the 21 days, the top 210 submissions will be selected and displayed at the Pensole booth at FN Platform.

D’Wayne Edwards, founder of Pensole Design Academy, has dedicated efforts of this year’s contest to the Two Ten Footwear Foundation. All proceeds from the produced first-place design will go to help footwear families in need. Furthermore, the competition will be a filter for talent entering the Two Ten Pensole Scholarship program.

This year the Two Ten Scholarship Program is making a concerted effort to support the education of those who want to make a career in the footwear industry. This competition is exposing the future elite designers of our industry and giving Two Ten the opportunity to support them.

To learn more about the challenge, see the daily winners or submit your own design check out @pensole_academy on Instagram.

Follow the rules below to enter for your chance to win!
Step 1: Visit to download an outsole template (optional) + sketch a lateral view of your original design in black  and white or in color.

Step 2: Follow @Pensole_Academy @two_ten on Instagram.

Step 3: Post your design to Instagram while tagging @Pensole_Academy@fnplatform@two_ten and @vibram using #21DaysofDesign, #FNPC18.

Step 4: Submit your “design of the day” between 12am – 7pm PST

On Feb. 6th  the Top 10 designs of each day will be posted via @Pensole_Academy. If your design is poste, you’re in the hunt!

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