about the contest

Hanig's reputation is their keen eye for recognizing innovative design
and new concepts that meld style, function and comfort.


tsuboThe Hanig's Design Incubator is a project that is looking to highlight exceptional talent that represents the future of the industry - designers who are footwear craftsman. Submit your original designs for a chance to be one of two winners. If you're not a designer, then visit our Browse & Vote section and tell us what you think about the designs, while voting for your favorite.

The Hanig's Design Incubator will name two prize winners.   The Grand Prize winner will be determined by a "Committee" representing brands such as Tsubo, ECCO and Hanig's Footwear.    The Grand Prize winning designer will take two trips.  The first trip is to Portugal to meet with the management of the popular brand Fly London.  Then, return to the United States for a second trip to a major footwear design headquarters, chosen by the Committee, that best complements the style and attributes of the winning shoe design.   Airfare and hotel accommodations will be paid by the contest for both trips.

The second winner will be determined by popular vote through the online voting at HanigsDesign.com. This winner will receive $1,000 in cash, $1,000 in Hanig's Footwear merchandise & exposure to industry experts & influencers with major footwear brands.

The contest is sponsored by:
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The contest is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. All contestants must have a valid address within the United States or its territories. Entries will be accepted October 17, 2012 through December 28, 2012.  Winners will be notified no later than January 23, 2013.  All entries must be made via www.HanigsDesign.com (the “Contest Site”). All entries may be used by Hanig’s Footwear for purposes of the Contest and promotion thereof and with your submission you relinquish these rights of your design to Hanig’s Footwear.