The Vienna State Guild of shoemakers and orthopedic shoemakers, will hand out the ‘The Crazy Shoe Award 2019’ in Vienna on April 24 2019. Europe sure needs more crazy shoes, so you (when based in Europe) are invited to join the competition and send in your registration form until February 11 2019. The ‘Crazy Shoe’ must be received by March 13 2019.
Award for the Crazy Shoe 2019 Vienna.
Vienna State Guild of shoemakers.
All establishments’ shoemakers, shoe designers, shoe manufacturers from Europe.
Authorizing the participation of the piece
The shoe design must be wearable (women size 35-41, men’s size 39-47) and must be made by the participant.
Number of competition entries
Each participant may only submit one pair of ‘Crazy Shoes’.
The registration form must be received until February 11 2019 (at Vienna State Guild of shoemakers and orthopedic shoemakers, Rudolf Sallinger-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna).
Submission of the ‘Crazy Shoe’
The ‘Crazy Shoe’ must be received by March 13 2019 (at Vienna State Guild of shoemakers, Rudolf Sallinger-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna)
– with a description of the “Crazy Shoe” (name of the Crazy Shoe, idea description, materials used, labor intensity)
– with the song (mp3 file, time = 3 minutes at least), played during the presentation of the Crazy Shoe on the catwalk, please save the song on a USB stick and
– with photos of the working steps (jpg file, please save the photos on a USB stick).
Late arrivals will not come in the standings and will be returned.
Evaluation, selection and Jury
The first Evaluation of the submissions will be carried out on March 19 2019 by a panel of experts and laymen, and in the presence of a lawyer. The evaluation and selection of shoes by the Jury is based on a point system.
The top 15 pairs of shoes go on to the final round on April 24 2019 as part of the ceremony, in the Studio 44. The final round will be conducted by a panel of experts and prominent figures from politics and art, and in the presence of a lawyer. The selection of shoes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be made on a point system.
The Jury’s decision is final. Jury members may not participate in the contest.
Notification of the nominated participant
The participant will be notified on March 20 2019 by e-mail, that he is among the 15 nominated participants. The nominated participant must report to us via e-mail or phone his commitment or his cancellation no later than March 27 2019. If the deadline expires, the next highest participant is re-nominated.
Presence and presentation of the participant
The nominated participant must be present for the final round on April 24 2019 or send a representative. If the nominee or his representative is not present, the Crazy Shoe is removed from the competition. The nominated participant must demonstrate his shoe at the finals on April 24, 2019 himself or he has to bring a person to demonstrate the shoes. A Person can demonstrate only one Crazy Shoe. The practice will take place before the ceremony, the participants will be informed on March 20 2019 about the beginning of the practice.
As part of the ceremony, on April 24 2019 in the Studio 44 the top three pairs of shoes will be awarded with a winning trophy, certificates and a prize.
1. Prize in worth of € 1.500,-
2. Prize in worth of € 750,-
3. Prize in worth of € 350,-
Submissions received that do not come in the finals will be shown at the ceremony on April 24 2019 and will be sent back after the ceremony by the Vienna State Guild of shoemakers. The shoes can be returned only to an address in Europe. The transport costs will be covered by the Vienna State Guild of shoemakers.
The 15 best shoes are presented a year in Vienna Shoe Museum, 1080 Vienna, Florianigasse 66, and will be sent back in end of April 2020 by the Vienna State Guild of shoemakers. The shoes can be returned only to an address in Europe. The transport costs will be covered by the Vienna State Guild of shoemakers.
The 15 best shoes contestants will receive an honourable invite from the Vienna State Guild of shoemakers (valid for 2 people) for the ceremony, on April 24 2019 in the Studio 44.
Accommodation and travel costs
For the finalists, as well as additional costs are to be paid by the participants. Please indicate on the registration form if you come alone or with an extra person.
Ceremony ‘Award for the Crazy Shoe 2017 Vienna’
Wednesday April 24 2019
Download your registration form.
The winner 2018 is Julia Suppanz from Germany with her ‘Queen Bee’ shoes.