design contests?

i was wondering if anyone knows of any current footwear design contests.


Copied and pasted from an email I just got -

While researching the internet we have seen your work as an accessories designer and were struck by it. Are you familiar with ITS - International Talent Support? Ours is a creative platform for young talents worldwide, providing great exposure and prizes to push your career thanks to our three competitions for fashion design, accessories design and photography.

It’s an unmissable opportunity for a talent like you! You should definitely give it a try!

Every year the most important international press attends the event: i-D, Dazed and Confused, Vogue, Visionaire, New York Times, Herald Tribune…the list goes on and on.
Some of the most important names in fashion take part in the fashion & accessories jury: Raf Simons, Antonio Marras, Ennio Capasa, Patti Wilson, Antonio Berardi, to name but a few.

If you happen to become an ITS finalist, so many opportunities will knock at your door!!

Enrolment is only via our website, and it will be possible to enrol from 13 January 2009. Deadline for your portfolio to arrive in our offices is 25 March 2009. From 13 January 2009 you can go on our website, and explore it as much as you can (there’s every information on the contest as well as photos and videos from past editions). In particular, click on “ACCESSORIES” on the upper right side of the home page for all information. We want you to enrol!!

To have a look at where finalists of ITS are working today, click on “Press” in our homepage and a dropdown menu will appear. Click on “Past Finalists Now”

NB I have absolutely no idea about these people and certainly cannot describe myself as a ‘young’ talent! :laughing:

Future Sole 2 is coming up!