No 1 Way Design
Footaction’s long-term commitment to HBCU students is a manifestation of the brand’s promise to amplify and celebrate the next wave of creative visionaries who continue to push the culture forward. The experience and visibility provided by the No 1 Way competition will foster diversity of talent and champion the idea of creative individuality.
Here's What You Can Win
The top 5 finalists will get to showcase their design at New York Fashion Week in February 2020
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will all receive between $5K and $15K in prize money
The final winner will have their designs sold at Footaction stores nationwide and online
Talent Search opens to all 85+ HBUC’s.
Talent Search ends.
Sept. 30 - Oct. 4
FAAS at PENSOLE and adidas will review all submissions to edit it down to the top 25.
Footaction, adidas, and PENSOLE will review and select the 10 HBCU Finalists.
Footaction and adidas will provide feedback to FAAS at PENSOLE for HBCU finalists to refine designs.
No 1 Way will announce the top 10.
1. What is The Footaction No 1 Way Design Program?
a. The Footaction No 1 Way Design Program is a student design competition launching in partnership with PENSOLE Academy and open to all students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
b. Ten student designers (quarter-finalists) will be selected to participate in a 3-week online mentoring program with Angela Medlin, Founder of Functional Apparel and Accessories (FAAS) at PENSOLE
c. Five student designers (semi-finalists) will be selected to participate in a 3-week in person PENSOLE Master Class alongside Angela Medlin and the PENSOLE’s founder – accomplished footwear designer D’Wayne Edwards.
d. The program will culminate with the top five student designers (finalists) showcasing their designs at a consumer-facing event during February 2020 New York Fashion Week. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced, and will receive between $5K and $15K in prize money. A final winner will have their designs sold at Footaction stores nationwide and online.
2. Why has Footaction partnered with PENSOLE on this program?
a. Footaction has partnered with PENSOLE, one of the leading footwear and apparel design schools to help the next generation of creative talent bring their visions to the world. PENSOLE is a strategic partner that Foot Locker, Inc. has invested in to fuel the future of design across the athletic-inspired lifestyle category.
3. Why has the program partnered with Historically Black Colleges and Universities?
a. The program has partnered with Historically Black Colleges and Universities to shine a spotlight on traditionally underrepresented communities in the design field. No 1 Way champions the different roads to success while creating an open stage for creators to share their story, bridging emerging creatives with the established.
4. Who is overseeing the design course?
a. Angela Medlin, Founder of Functional Apparel and Accessories (FAAS) at PENSOLE and the academy’s founder D’Wayne Edwards, who combined have close to 60-years experience working for Levi’s, Nike, Jordan among other top brands in the industry. Medlin and Edwards will work with their peers and other industry experts to facilitate the competition and provide direction and mentorship as the applicants develop their apparel designs.
1. Who can apply and participate in the design program?
a. The program is open to all current students enrolled at the 85+ Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the U.S.
b. This program is also open to HBCU students who have graduated in the last 2 years.
c. You do not have to be a design or fashion major to apply or participate.
d. You must be 18+ years or older.
e. If you are currently an NCAA athlete: you must forfeit any prize money or other consideration you may receive as part of any Program.
2. Restrictions for participation in the design program?
a. If you are currently employed as a product designer (apparel, accessories, soft goods, or footwear) for any third party, you are restricted from applying.
b. If you have more than five (5) years of experience in the fashion industry, in any capacity, you are restricted.
3. What is the format of the 3- week Master Class?
a. Developing your design pitches for designers selected piece.
b. Refining sketches and meeting with Patternmakers/Developers.
c. Final revisions and presentation: deck + pitch.
4. What skill do I need have in order to design an apparel collection?
a. You need to be able to sketch a well thought out design (functional) by hand or digitally.
Please see submission requirements on application page.
b. You need to be able to verbalize your design/story through the 150 word essay.
Please see submission requirements on application page.
5. What will people design for the program?
a. Participants will design functional apparel for the program. This includes, but not limited to, Apparel, lightweight outerwear, T-shirts, dresses and backpacks or any other apparel/gear referred to as sport, athletic, athleisure, active, or performance.
This is not your average sweatshirt or sweatpant with graphics applied. Functionality must be incorporated into the design. This is not a graphic design project.
6. Can I earn college credit for participating in the design program?
a. As all universities and departments vary, if you are interested in college credit, this is a conversation that you need to initiate with your university/department/professor. We will provide a support document to help you facilitate that conversation.
b. PENSOLE is an academy, not an accredited university; however, we do offer documentation for higher education institutions, if you request it. This documentation translates the curriculum of the program that you will be participating in. This document has helped students from all over the US and abroad gain studio, independent study, and/or internship credits with their higher education institutions. Please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Throughout the history of PENSOLE, we have worked with the following accredited universities teaching Master Classes: Parsons, MIT, Design School Kolding, ArtCenter, and Pacific Northwest College of Art.
7. What are the different prizes for the No 1 Way program?
a. The top five finalists will attend New York Fashion Week in February and showcase their designs during a consumer – facing event. Three of the five will be announced ‘winners’ will be awarded between $5,000 and $15,000 in prize money. A final winner will be chosen to have their collection sold at Footaction stores nationwide and online.
8. What is the deadline to enter?
a. All submissions must be received through the application portal on www.PENSOLE.com by 11:50pm PST, September 29, 2019.
9. What are the dates of the Online Mentoring Program?
a. OCTOBER 14th : No 1 Way Quarter-Finalists (10)start online mentoring with FAAS at PENSOLE to refine their designs.
10. What are the dates of the Master Class Program?
a. NOVEMBER 1st : Semi-Finalists (top 5) announced to attend the No 1 Way 3-week FAAS at PENSOLE Masterclass.
b. NOVEMBER 13th - DECEMBER 6th : No 1 Way 3-week FAAS at PENSOLE Masterclass.
11. Can I work with a team?
a. This is an individual project competition. As this program aims to highlight the
non-traditional and individual paths into design, teams are not part of the competition format.
12. Where do I enter?
13. When will participants be notified?
a. Participants will be contacted by a member of the Footaction No 1 Way program on October 11th, 2019.
b. Feedback from FAAS at PENSOLE will be provided to the Quarter-Finalists.
14. How many participants are chosen?
1. Part 1: Ten (10) quarter-finalists will be selected based on feedback and judging from Footaction and PENSOLE. These 10 will be mentored online for 3 weeks and there will be another round of judging based on their updated design work.
2. Part 2: 5 Five (5) semi-finalists will be selected to participate in:
3. 1) An in person PENSOLE Master Class for 3-weeks at PENSOLE's HQ in Portland, OR.
2) These five semi-finalists will have their final design professionally prototyped to show their designs at New York Fashion Week in February 2020.
15. How are participants and winners chosen?
a. Through a presentation and voting criteria developed by FAAS at PENSOLE, of the five semi-finalist, the top 3 will receive a cash prize and a final winner will be chosen to have their collection sold at Footaction stores nationwide and online.
16. Are there any associated costs with the program?
a. No. Footaction will coverage all travel costs and accommodations for students attending the PENSOLE Master Class and NYFW event.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. What are the legal terms and conditions for participation?
b. SIGN-UP AND REGISTRATION
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Unless we accept your agreement to transfer the rights of ownership of any content you submit for the Program you choose to participate, you retain all the rights of ownership and are responsible to protect those rights. We assume no liability for any content you publish and/or submit to us with or without the transfer of the rights of ownership to us.
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e. CONTENT CREATED FOR OR DURING THE PROGRAMS
If you are accepted to join one or more of our Programs, you understand and agree that: (i) Pensole; (ii) the specified person and/or entity that works and/or partners with us; or (iii) the specified person and/or entity that sponsors the Program(s) (“Companies”) will have proprietary rights to all Creative Works generated for or during the programs. You are responsible to agree to, comply with and be bound by the provision of any Non-Disclosure Agreement provided to you by any of the Companies prior to joining any Program.
You understand and agree that any and all revisions, modifications, alterations or improvements thereto at any time made by any of the Companies, shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of such Companies. You will not, except upon the express written permission of the applicable Companies, make or file any applications or registrations for any legal protections to or for the Creative Works. All publications of the creative work or of any confidential information shall disclose that the legal protections are held by the Companies. All goodwill associated with the creative works and the legal protections shall belong directly and exclusively to the Companies. You shall assist the Companies in obtaining legal protections at the Companies’ discretion, including but not limited to executing any declarations, oaths, assignments, and/or other papers required for obtaining legal protections.
You agree to obtain written approval from the Companies for all accreditation you wish to publish, including but not limited to social media sites, your controlled websites, etc., for which the Companies’ approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.
As used in these Terms and Conditions, the term “Creative Works” shall mean any and all ideas, know-how, concepts, drawings, designs, plans, specifications models, finished or unfinished products, computer programs, written or recorded materials or information, and any and all other works involving mental or physical impressions or creativity, and including all improvements and inventions, conceived by you, or at your direction, or in which you have any involvement whatsoever for the Companies, during the term of the Program.
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As used in these Terms and Conditions, the term “Companies” shall mean either one or all of the following parties: (i) Pensole; (ii) the specified person and/or entity that works and/or partners with us; or (iii) the specified person and/or entity that sponsors the Program(s).
You may regain the right of ownership of the Creative Works generated under certain Programs, with the Companies’ written consent.
Pensole reserves the right to restrict and/or terminate the account, without prior notice, that: (i) contains illegal, fraudulent, and/or inappropriate text, information and/or activities; (ii) breaches or violations of these Terms and Conditions or any other incorporated agreements or guidelines; (iii) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; (iv) is a request by you (self-initiated account deletions); (v) creates unexpected technical or security issues or problems; or (vi) any extended period of inactivity.
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damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms and Conditions; (iii) your violation of any third party rights, including without limitation any patent, copyright, property, trade secret or privacy rights; (iv) any claim that one of your user submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive even if you discontinue use of the website for any reason.
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k. CONTACT US
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us at email@example.com
2. Who owns the designs after the program?
a. Please refer to Additional Information section 1. e.
3. How can I follow along online?
a. You can follow online by searching for the hashtag #No1Way, @Footaction, @PENSOLEOFFICIAL, and @FAASTUDIO on Instagram.
4. What is Footaction?
a. Footaction is part of Foot Locker, Inc., a leading global retailer of athletically inspired shoes and apparel. Headquartered in New York City, the company operates approximately 3,200 athletic retail stores in 27 countries, as well as websites and mobile apps, under the brand names Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, Kids Foot Locker, Footaction, Lady Foot Locker, Runners Point and Sidestep. With its various marketing channels and experiences across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the company's purpose is to inspire and empower youth culture around the world, by fueling a shared passion for self-expression and creating unrivaled experiences at the heart of the sport and sneaker communities.
5. What is the PENSOLE Design Academy?
a. PENSOLE is a Portland-based design academy specializing in education with a vocational focus on the product creation industry specific to footwear, functional apparel and accessories, color theory, materials, prototyping and concept making. Additional information is available at www.PENSOLE.com.