Global Footwear Awards
WHY SHOULD YOU SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN?
The Global Footwear Awards is open to outstanding entries from all over the world, with over 100 sub-categories, from sports, to fashion, to sustainability. We will reward the world’s most exceptional designs and promote them to the global footwear community. This award is a powerful cross-disciplinary platform from which to promote your designs to an international market. Lastly, special awards given to winning participants in the sustainability sector will be supported with grants to help start their business with a greater purpose.
Becoming a Global Footwear Awards winner will set you apart from the competition. Whether it’s your product design credential or a sustainable concept, by carefully selecting the category you enter, you can create a niche to make you stand out from your competitors. The Global Footwear Awards is an independent endorsement and an outstanding indicator of success.
Winning participants will be offered unique press and PR exposure to the footwear industry while expanding their network with leading professionals globally through our event. Being associated with a business awards event provides excellent PR opportunities before, during, and after the event. Global Footwear Awards winners will improve brand awareness and support the promotion of your business to new design professionals and potential clients worldwide. The team has strong relationships with all major design-related media which will maximize your company’s PR exposure.After winning, make sure to update your marketing materials with the GFA logo, including your business cards, website, literature, email, and sales material. It’s important to make sure that people know what your business has achieved.
The GFA prize or Honorable Mention acts as a 3rd-party endorsement for your business. Our winning badge is a sign of quality for potential customers and can be a part of your sales strategy. It’s a great way of differentiating your company from competitors.
Winning a prize or receiving the GFA Honorable Mention is a very public way of recognizing the hard work and achievements of your staff. Awards should be celebrated as a team to boost morale.ㅡ
Performance, Fashion, Kids, Sustainability, and Special Awards
– BEST OVERALL WINNERS –
(ACROSS ALL LEVELS: BRANDS, INDEPENDENT AND STUDENTS)
FOOTWEAR DESIGN OF THE YEAR – SPORTS PERFORMANCE
FOOTWEAR DESIGN OF THE YEAR – SUSTAINABILITY
FOOTWEAR DESIGN OF THE YEAR – FASHION SNEAKERS
FOOTWEAR DESIGN OF THE YEAR – MEN’S FASHION
FOOTWEAR DESIGN OF THE YEAR – WOMEN’S FASHION
FOOTWEAR DESIGN OF THE YEAR – UNISEX
FOOTWEAR DESIGN OF THE YEAR – KIDS
FOOTWEAR DESIGN OF THE YEAR – SPECIAL AWARDS
EMERGING FOOTWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
BEST FOOTWEAR BRAND OF THE YEAR
BEST INDEPENDENT DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Tom Flannery adidas / ex Dover Street Market Product Manager Men’s
Timon Kuhlenkamp On Running Performance Footwear Designer
Marta Andreassi Freelance / ex Dolce and Gabbana Footwear Designer
Dr. D’Wayne Edwards PENSOLE Academy Founder
Nick Daiber adidas Senior Footwear Designer
Brock Cardiner GOAT / ex Highsnobiety Associate Director
Monica Mei Vera Wang Footwear Designer – Product Manager
Eelko Moorer London College of Fashion / Eelko Moorer Design Studio Course Leader MA Footwear
Fionn Corcoran-Tadd adidas Innovation Designer
Jorma Seabourne EP Group Footwear Development Consultant
Flora McLean Royal College of Art Senior Lecturer Footwear and Accessories
Thomas Le Puma Senior Footwear Designer
Anna Maria Giano Vogue Italia Contributing Editor
Juan Pozo Prada Footwear Designer
Robert Quach Anta Group Creative Director
Matteo Fermani Hugo Boss Product Development Coordinator
Andrew Yip adidas Senior Manager Technology Creation
Zak Maoui British GQ Style Editor
Nick DePaula ESPN Writer
Daniel Cocking @lacelessdesign / Siksilk Co-Founder / Head of Footwear
Arnau Sanjuan adidas Design Director
Yael Joyce Vantu Roberto Cavalli Footwear Designer
Joana Galhano The Shoe Museum Director
Ilija Nikolic Freelance / ex Marc Jacobs Senior Footwear Designer
Trevett McCandliss Earnshaw’s, Footwear Plus and MR magazines. Creative Director
Jenna Igneri Freelance / ex NYLON Freelance Writer & Stylist
Arshiya Kapoor MIT Institute of Design Head Of Department
The Global Footwear Awards recognizes the efforts of talented footwear designers around the world and celebrates their exceptional creations at a global scale while honoring sustainable practices that will inspire the industry as a whole.
Link to Competition
Link to Registration form
The Trophy will be given to the overall winners in each major category.
All other Winners; Platinum Winners, Winners, Honorable Mentions and Official Selection will receive certificates that can be printed by going to your History page where it shows the records of all your submissions as well as a downloadable logo. All the winning projects will also be featured in the annual Book. Additional benefits are:
– A press campaign directed to hundreds of thousands of relating industry professionals, press, and potential clients worldwide,
-A profile in the online directory, making it easier for you to be reached by prospective customers,
– the Certificate of Achievement,
-the Winners Seal to promote winning online and in printed material.
Type of Competition
Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)
Who can Participate
18 and above, internationally.
Dates and Time Frame
Registration Closes November 29, 2021
Deadline to Submit Project November 29, 2021
Winners announcement Date
Location of Competition
Location of Project (if developed)