About S.O.S.

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 & MaterialsFootwear 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 $27,500 in cash prizes.

Winning Schools with the three winning students will each receive $5,000.

Also, with support from the Champs Sports Foundation, an additional $10,000 in cash prizes has been provided and will be divided between the Winning Schools as follows:

1st Place: $5,000

2nd Place: $2,500

3rd Place: $2,500

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.


Step 1

Create one piece or a whole collection.


Step 2

Scan or take a photo of your design(s).


Step 3

Submit your design(s) at


November 13, 2019: 4-week online class begins.

December 16, 2019:  TOP 3 Winners Announced.



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