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SSIA's Silver Cup Awards

 

OVERVIEW l CONTEST HISTORY l PAST WINNERS

Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup

The next Silver Cup Contest will be held in 2017. The contest has been divided into two divisions. North American (United States and Canada) entrants will compete for the Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup. International entrants will compete for SSIA's World Cup.

Awards will be presented 113th Annual Convention in California.

Click here to to enter the Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup Contest

Here are the rules for the North American competition

Awards Presented

Gold, silver and bronze awards are presented to entries that meet specified criteria after judging. The top entry in the contest receives the Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup. Previous Grand Silver Cup winners are not eligible to receive the award again, but may enter to receive gold, silver and bronze awards.

Who is Eligible?

Repair shop owners and their employees from the United States and Canada are eligible to participate. Previous Grand Silver Cup winners are not eligible to enter this contest, but may compete for the World Cup. Entrants or their employers must be members of SSIA.

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Rules and Regulations

This contest is designed to reflect the standard of “re-crafting” or “re-manufacturing” that has been set for today’s shoe repairers. Winning entries should look like they just came out of the box at the shoe store.

A repaired shoe must be submitted with its unrepaired mate. “Unrepaired” means never before repaired. The judges need an unrepaired shoe to judge how well the other shoe has been restored to its original condition. Do not enter new shoes.

What to Enter
You must enter one men’s full sole and one men’s half sole.

Men’s Full Sole and Heel
Repair one shoe of a pair of man’s Goodyear welted, Blake stitched (inside or McKay) cemented shoes with a new leather full sole and a new heel. Restore the upper on the repaired shoe as well. (Stitched sole will add points to your score instead of glued).

Men’s Half-Sole and Heel

Repair one shoe of a pair of men’s shoes with new leather half sole and a new heel. Restore the upper on the repaired shoe as well. The repaired shoes must be submitted with its unrepaired mate. “Unrepaired” means never before repaired. Previously-repaired shoes will be disqualified. Do not enter new shoes. Uppers should be restored but the color should not be changed. The shape, size and balance of the shoes should not be changed.

How to Enter

You must register to enter each contest by January 31, 2017.
Entries are due in SSIA’s office by March 20, 2017.

Ship Entries to:

SSIA Silver Cup Contest
Attn: Mitch Lebovic
1013 Beards Hill Rd., Suite 101
Aberdeen, MD 21001

SSIA will keep the winning entries until the conclusion of the 2017 convention in July so we can display your craftsmanship. No exceptions.

When will awards be announced?

The finalists will be contacted in May 2017 and their names will be announced on the SSIA web site. However, the Silver Cup winner will not be revealed to the public, to the judges, to the SSIA board of directors, or to the winner until the Silver Cup Awards presentation at the association's July 2017 convention. No exceptions.

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