PENSOLE is searching for the next great designer! Test your skills against the best young minds in the country and train for a successful career in the Apparel and Accessories, Color & Materials, Footwear industries.
Scholarships and Cash Prizes
1 Winner in Each Category receives full tuition a future Pensole Classes and additional prizes.
Top 3 Schools with the most Student Submissions receive $17,500 in cash prizes.
Winning Schools with the 3 winning students will each receive $5,000.
How it works
Our process gives students the chance to work on their ideas, just like a professional designer. Applicants have the choice to work in one category or tackle all 3 to create an entire collection. Supported by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust and powered by our incredible partners, Champs Sports, Kicks Art, MLab, and FAAS.
Septemeber 30. 2019: Applications are now open!
October 28, 2019, 11:59 pm PST: Deadline for applications to be submitted.
October 28 – October 29, 2019: Global voting by Pensole Alumni.
November 4, 2019: Announce 9 finalists (three in each category)
November 11, 2019: 3-week online class begins.
December 13, 2019: Final Presentation at PENSOLE and Winners announced.
Now that you have learned about Sneakerhead of State, it's time to download a template and start working on your submission!