The Vienna State Guild of shoemakers and orthopedic shoemakers, will hand out the ‘The Crazy Shoe Award 2020’ in Vienna May 13 2020. 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 March 2 2020.
Conditions for participation
Vienna State Guild of shoemakers.
Purpose and Goal
The creativity and skill of the profession is to be demonstrated in order to draw attention to the international proficiency of the craft of shoemaking.
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. Each participant may only submit one pair of ‘Crazy Shoes’.
The registration form must be received until March 2 2020 (at Vienna State Guild of shoemakers, Straße der Wiener Wirtschaft 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria).
There are no participation costs. Accommodation and travel costs for the finalists as well as additional costs are to be paid by the participants.
Submission of the ‘Crazy Shoe’
The ‘Crazy Shoe’ must be received by April 1 2020 (at Vienna State Guild of shoemakers, Straße der Wiener Wirtschaft 1, 1020 Vienna)
• with a description of the ‘Crazy Shoe’ (name of the Crazy Shoe, idea description, materials used, labor intensity)
• with the song (mp3 file, 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 1st evaluation of the submissions will be carried out on April 7 2020 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 May 13 2020 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 April 8 2020 by e-mail, that he/she 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 April 15 2020. If the deadline expires, the next highest participant is re-nominated.
Presence of the participant
The nominated participant must be present for the final round on May 13 2020 or send a representative. If the nominee or his representative is not present, the Crazy Shoe will be removed from the competition! The nominated participant must demonstrate his/her shoe at the finals on May 13, 2020 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 April 8 2020 about the beginning of the practice.
As part of the ceremony, on May 13 2020 in the Studio 44, the top three pairs of shoes will be awarded with a winning trophy, certificates and a prize.
1st Prize worth € 1.500,-
2nd Prize worth€ 750,-
3rd Prize worth € 350,-
The participant agrees that the given data (first name, surname, address, telephone, e-mail-address and the other data about his/her ‘Crazy Shoe’ will be processed by the Vienna State Guild of shoemakers. Photographs and filming will be made during the ceremony, which can be used to document the Award for the Crazy Shoe 2020 Vienna on the internet (wko.at, social media) and for broadcasts (local, regional, national media, WKO media). The participant agrees, that photos and video recordings showing him during the event are publicated. The photos of the participant showing the working steps concerning his/her ‘Crazy Shoe’ may also be publicated. If the participant registers an extra person for the ceremony, the participant hereby expressly declares that he is authorized to make this registration and to submit a corresponding declaration of consent for data protection. The participant can revoke his agreement at any time. A participation in the Award for the Crazy Shoe 2020 Vienna is unfortunately not possible without this agreement.
Submissions received that do not come in the finals will be shown at the ceremony on May 13, 2020 and will be sent back after the ceremony by the Vienna State Guild of shoemakers. An earlier return before the ceremony is excluded. The 15 best shoes are presented a year in Vienna Shoe Museum, Florianigasse 66, 1080 Vienna and will be sent back in end of May 2021 by the Vienna State Guild of shoemakers. An earlier return or to take the shoes home after the ceremony is excluded. 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 invitation from the Vienna State Guild of shoemakers (valid for 2 people) for the ceremony, on May 13 2020 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 2020 Vienna on Wednesday May 13 2020.
‘Crazy Shoe’ winner 2019 ‘Harley by Davidson’ Paloma Wich and ‘Crazy Shoe’ winner 2018 Julia Suppanz. Photo’s by Michael Weinwurm/René Brunhölzl.