For the last 21 days, the Pensole Instagram account has been flooded with over 5,000 submissions from talented, aspiring footwear designers, all working hard to break into the footwear industry.
On Tuesday, February 13th, the votes will be tallied and two designers will be awarded a full scholarship to attend Pensole Academy in Portland, OR. The designer with the most votes overall will get their shoe produced and sold online and receive a cash prize of $500 to help with expenses during their time at Pensole.
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 incredible competition is the start of something special and we’re thrilled with results so far.
“I’m really amazed at how many submissions there were and the quality of the talent that’s out there,” said D’Wayne. “The dedication by some who submitted multiple days was impressive. So, because of the talent, we’re going to offer two scholarships.”
We’re proud to support Pensole in their vision to provide the entire footwear industry with the next generation of designers.