The Art of Shoes 2016

Take your steps into the world of Footwear Design. Ever dream to be the next Christian Louboutin or Manolo Blahnik? What are you waiting for? The Art of Shoes Design Competition 2016 is organised in collaboration with Pazzion, e2i and WDA.  Come join and fulfil your dreams now!

Participants will go through a 4-day “WSQ Draw Digital Footwear” course ( worth $1900) with our trainers from May , June or July to prepare for their competition entry where they will design 1 Ballerina Shoe, 1 Ladies’ Wedge Sandal  and 1 Ladies’  High Heel Court Shoe. The competition seeks to highlight the skill, creativity and effort that goes into the making of footwear.

8 finalists will be announced in July and 24 pairs of shoe design prototypes will be showcased in the finale in Oct 2016.

DESIGN SUBMISSION MATERIALS

The theme of the competition will be disclosed to participants 5 days before the commencement of their workshop date.

In order to qualify, all applicants are required to submit the following at the end of the course:

  • 1 original design from each the following categories
  1. 1 Ladies Ballerina Shoe
  2. 1 Ladies Wedge Sandal Shoe
  3. 1 Ladies court Shoe
  • Each of the 3  designs must be original, wearable and previously unreleased to the public. You must avoid any act of plagiarism when designing your shoes for this competition. Your submission will be disqualified if any of your designs is plagiarized.
  • Each of the 3 designs must be sketched / designed and paste on individual A3-sized boards ( at participants cost ) in landscape format (please number each board from #1 – 3) and should include:
  1. Technical drawings (side perspective of each design)
  2. Details of accessories (at least, on one of your designs)
  • The A4-sized report, must include:
  1. Name of your collection
  2. Description of the collection (no more than 300 words)

Winning Prizes

1st Prize:

  • Scholarship of WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Footwear Design and Product Development) Gross fee worth $ 20,340
  • Trip to MICAM 2016 in Milan, Italy ( inclusive of airfare and accommodation ) worth $8,000
  • 2-months Internship worth $5,000
  • Cash of $800

 2nd Prize:

  • Scholarship of WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Footwear Design and Product Development) Gross fee worth $20,340
  • 2-month Internship worth $5,000
  • Cash prize of $500

3rd Prize:

  • Scholarship of WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Footwear Design and Product Development) Gross fee worth $20,340
  • Cash prize of $200

Training Dates:

Session Dates Day Time Remarks
1 3, 4, 5, 6 May 2016 Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30 pm Closed

 

2 16,17,18,19 May 2016 Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 6.30 pm Closed

 

3 30 ,31 May,1, 2 June 2016 Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 6.30 pm Closed

 

4 3, 4, 5, 6 June 2016 Friday to Monday 8.30am to 6.30 pm Closed
5 7, 8, 9,10 June 2016 Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30 pm Closed
6 16 ,17,18, 20 June 2016 Thursday to Monday 8.30am to 6.30 pm Closed

 

7 28,29,30 Jun & 1 Jul 2016

 

Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30 pm  Closed
8 2,3,9,10 Jul 2016 Sat & Sunday 8.30am to 6.30 pm  Closed
9 4,5,7,8 Jul 2016 Mon , Tue ,Thurs & Fri 8.30am to 6.30 pm  Closed
10 11,12,13,14 Jul 2016

 

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 6.30 pm  Closed

An application fee of $53.50 inclusive of 7% GST is required and it is mandatory to attend the fully sponsored 4-day “WSQ Draw Digital Footwear” course.

Alternatively, you can download the enrolment form HERE, submit your Highest Academic Certificates and NRIC ( Colored and PDF format ) to artofshoes@taftc.org

TERMS AND CONDITION FOR “THE ART OF SHOES COMPETITION 2016”

  1. You must be 17 years of age, Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents to qualify for the competition.
  2. Participants must meet the entry requirement of minimum 3 “O” level credits
  3. Employees of TaF.tc or any associated company of TaF.tc and their immediate families, persons connected with the competition/prize draw; i.e. prize sponsors, newsagents, wholesalers and their agents are not eligible to enter the Competition.
  4. Past Graduates and Current Students of “WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Footwear Design and Product Development” or Past Students of Professional Conversion Programme or Global Fashion Talent Programme are not eligible to enter the competition.
  5. Previous winners of The Art of Shoes 2014 or Applicants who had enrolled to “WSQ Draw Digital Footwear” course previously are not eligible to enter the competition
  6. The Organiser reserves the right to reject any applicant/application as it deems appropriate.
  7. An application fee of $53.50 inclusive of 7% GST is required for all applicants for the competition
  8. Applicants must have attended and assessed competent for the course “WSQ Draw Digital Footwear”. Applicants who have not attended this course, shall be sponsored to attend this intensive workshop in the months of – May, June and July 2016.
  9. Applicants must meet at least 75% attendance of total training hours of the course
  10. All applicants must submit 3 Designs at the end of the course
  11. Shortlisted finalists may be disqualified if he/she does not satisfy any of the requirements specified above.
  12. The Organiser reserves the right to withdraw shortlisted finalists from the Competition for non-attendance or non-adherence to scheduled meeting dates and times.
  13. The Organiser will not be held responsible for any liabilities, financial or otherwise, or make any compensation in the event of any changes to the venue, date, or cancellation of the Competition and/or its related event(s) due to any unforeseen circumstances.
  14. The Organiser reserves the right in its sole that all submission designs and 8 finalists shoes prototypes are properties of the Organiser.

Frequently Asked Questions

a) What are the requirements to join the competition? 

Applicants must

– Be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident

– Be at least 17 Years of age

– Have obtained a minimum of 3 ‘O’ level Credit in English, Mathematics and 1 other subject

– Not be a participant of the Professional Conversion Programme or Global Fashion Talent

– Not be a current student or graduate of WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Footwear

b) Is there any fee to be paid to participate in this competition?

An application fee of $53.50 inclusive of 7% GST

c) If I had joined the competition before, am I eligible to participate again this year? 

Yes, you may participate if you had not won any prize in The Art of shoes 2014 competition.

d) Are there any hidden fees? Eg. Stationaries

All stationaries required for class usage will be provided.

e) I would like to join the competition and pay the full fee. Will I get a refund for the course I attended previously?

No, there will be no refund.

f) If I had previously attended the Draw Digital footwear Course before, can I still participate in the competition and do I get a refund?

Yes, you can still participate in the competition provided you are not one of the winners for the 2014 competition.

g) If I had attended some short courses previously in TaF.tc, can I participate in the competition?

Yes, you can participate in the competition.

h) Can I pay the application fee, attend the course and not join the competition?

No. The intention of the competition is to recruit new talent for the footwear industry and not a course promotion.

i) What if I cannot make it for the training dates, will there be any make up lessons?

There are 8 training sessions in this competition. If you can’t make it on certain training dates, you may choose other training sessions where all training dates suit your availability.

j) If I cannot attend one of the training dates, is there a replacement class?

No, there will be no replacement class.

k) Can I join the competition and not attend the course as I already know how to design?

No. You are required to come up with the three designs in class and submit your competition pieces at the end of the course.

l) If I am the winner, can I choose not to take the Diploma or internship prize but transfer them to my friends?

No, the prizes are non-transferable

m) Can I defer my prize of Diploma course to the next intake?

No, you have to take November 2016 intake.

n) Can I join the competition if I do not meet the entry requirements of the course?

No, applicants who do not meet the entry requirements are not eligible to participate

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