The A' Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design Award is a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized footwear products designed by professional and young fashion designers, tailors, stylists, fashion design companies and other footwear business worldwide.
The A' Design Award for Footwear, Shoes and Boots is not just an award, it is the indicator of quality and perfection in design, the award is recognized worldwide and takes the attention of design oriented companies, professionals and interest groups.
Winning the A' Award is a certificate of excellence for designers, an important milestone in your career. Having the A' Award attracts the eyes of design oriented companies worldwide, winners will be able to find better and higher profile jobs & sales leads, get a step ahead in their life.
The winners of the A' Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design Award are provided extensive and exclusive marketing and communication services to promote the success of winning the A' Award. Furthermore, the winning designs appear on the A' best designs book which is available worldwide, this book is furthermore distributed to the high-profile magazine editors, design oriented companies and relevant parties.
The winning designs are also exhibited at our exhibition in Italy, and the best designs will be picked for the permanent exhibition. The winners appear on magazines, newspapers, webzines and many other publishing mediums. For concept stage projects, the A' Award is an early indicator of success.
For realized designs, having the A' Award gives added value to your products and separates them from the rest of commoditized goods, it is an excuse to communicate your product to the media, a reason for press releases.
Each winner design receives the trophy, published online and at our best designs book, receives a certificate and sticker templates to be attached to the products, the A' seal of design excellence is also included in the winners package, this seal is valid for the entire product lifecycle without yearly fees.
The Jury is composed of both Academic and Professional participants worldwide, such as chief executive officers or head designers of companies and faculty heads or professors.
In addition, the A' Award features the focus group jury, which is composed of ordinary people to normalize the scoring by eliminating the bias on aesthetics and form sections, the votes of Professional, Academic and the Focus Group are weighted to determine the final result.
What to Present?
When submitting to the Footwear, Shoes and Boots Design Competition keep in mind that your submission will be evaluated on multiple dimensions; i.e. your design is considered together with its visual appeal, overall design, realization technics and material of choice. Applicants should send high-resolution images of the design, together with a presentation and some action shots.
The best footwear designs will be ranked according to form, functional and emotional aspects of the footwear designs; the products are considered for their degree of innovation, aesthetic qualities, choice of materials, realization techniques and human interaction, in addition to ergonomy and ease of maintainance and cleaning.
No Further Fees
Unlike some other design awards and competitions, you are not obliged to make any further fees for winning the award and everything listed in the winners benefits will be provided free of charge.
Aims and Visions
The Aim of the Footwear, Shoes and Boots Award is to attract the attention of fashion media, magazines, and industry leads to your business by means of creating publicity and dissemination and also to separate you from the rest of the actors in the public sector by honoring your institution with a prestigious award.
Learn more about the winners' benefits here. To learn more about winners' services here. And check the contents of the winners pack here.