The international contest for young designers Un Talento per la Scarpa (A Talent for Shoes) is promoted by Sammauroindustria, the association that connects the main footwear businessmen of San Mauro Pascoli (Casadei,Pollini, Sergio Rossi, Vicini) in collaboration with Confindustria (the Italian Employers Federation) of Forlì-Cesena.
For this edition, the subject is Melting Shoes, intercultural contaminations, and the young designers attending are invited to create an outline of a shoe, together with stylistic researches and mixes of images, to be sent before February 29th, 2012.
Participation is free, and only for young people born after December 31st, 1980; those who attend design, art or fashion schools can instead participate with no limit of age.
The prize is an internship of three and a half months atCercal, the Shoes International School, and a six-months internship at one of the four footwear companies that are connected with Sammauroindustria. During this period, the competition winner will receive a fund of 6.000 euro. Break a leg!