Check out this design comp we are having to design your own Chucks. Winner gets to go to Converse HQ and work with design and development to get the design into production:
CONVERSE AND BASKETBALL STAR
KYLE KORVER TEAM UP WITH EASTBAY
FOR ALL STAR DESIGN CONTEST
Converse and Eastbay launch MyChucks design contest on Eastbay.com NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (May 9, 2008) â€“ Converse, with an assist from Utah Jazz star Kyle Korver, today announced the launch of MyChucks, a contest inviting participants to design a Chuck TaylorÂ® All StarÂ® shoe with the chance to win the ultimate prize of having their shoe produced by Converse and sold exclusively by Eastbay. The Chuck TaylorÂ® All StarÂ® shoe is one of pop cultureâ€™s great blank canvases and has been worn by icons and originals spanning from music, sports, art and fashion who have been scribbling their expressions on the shoe for decades. MyChucks gives contestants the chance to bring their own creativity to the Converse canvas and showcase their design to the world. As part of the contest, Kyle Korver submitted his own design of the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe which will be featured online, along with a video of him designing his shoe and explaining the process. Korverâ€™s shoe features pinstripes to represent all of the people in his life, and a red stripe to represent himself and his desire to be an original. Converse will produce 226 pairs of the shoe, which pays homage to Korverâ€™s jersey number 26, and will be donated to the Kyle Korver Foundation, whose mission is to make a positive impact on the lives of under-privileged children by improving the quality of life for disadvantaged youth and their families. â€œMy grandmother was an art teacher and she helped begin my interest in design at a young age. I enjoyed it so much that I majored in visual communications in college, and Iâ€™ve had a passion for art and design ever since,â€ said Utah Jazz forward Kyle Korver. â€œIâ€™m known as a basketball player but basketball isnâ€™t everything that defines me, and Iâ€™ve always looked for opportunities to express myself off the court. Iâ€™m very excited for the MyChucks contest because it gives people the opportunity to express themselves by using the most iconic shoe of all time.â€ To enter, contestants can visit mychucks.eastbay.com to download the entry kit which contains a silhouette of the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe and contest instructions. Participants need to submit a scanned image of their design and a 20-30 second video explaining their entry. Submissions will be placed in an online, public gallery where visitors can vote on each design. Visitors to the website can also register for a chance to win a new pair of Chuck Taylor All Star shoes every day between April 28 and July 6. The top five designs with the most votes will enter the final round of judging which is determined by the total number of votes, and the judging of artistic ability, creative expression and overall design by a panel from Converse and Eastbay. The Grand Prize will be announced on or about July 11, 2008 on mychucks.eastbay.com . The winner will be flown to Converse headquarters to work with designers and developers and create the final version of the shoe, which will be produced and sold on Eastbay.com beginning in January 2009. To be eligible for the MyChucks contests, participants must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. resident and enter their design by June 8, 2008. About Kyle Korver
Known as one the gameâ€™s premier three-point threats since joining the league with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2003, Korver was traded to the Utah Jazz in December 2007 and provided a scoring boost off the bench that helped drive Utah to a 35-12 record since his acquisition and the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference Playoffs. With a career average of 10.4 ppg and over 40 percent accuracy from three-point range, the sharp-shooting forward also owned the top free throw shooting percentage in the 2006-07 season (91.7 percent). The 51st overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, Korver helped lead Creighton University to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and was named Second-Team All-American his senior season.