Sketches by Cameron Braithwaite
Whoa—we've seen footwear design competitions before, but none with a purse this large: Alabama-based Power Force Apparel is offering $25,000, mass production of your design, and a trip to NYC for whomever wins their "Design the 'You' Shoe" design competition. With all of the sneaker sketches populating Coroflot, we couldn't not post news of this one.
The brief is pretty broad, seeking designs for "an original athletic men's or women's shoe, innovative, and unique, unlike any other design that is out there right now." And your drawing skills better be up to snuff because you get to submit one, just one, piece of paper.
Second and third prizes aren't too shabby either, with purses of $15,000 and $10,000, plus the same trip to NYC, to attend the 2012 Fashion Footwear Association of New York convention.
The competition opened yesterday, and you've got just over two weeks—until Friday, May 4th—to get your submission in. Contest rules are here, and the entry form is here. (Apologies to our global readership, this one's U.S.-resident only.)