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SSIA's Silver Cup Awards

 

OVERVIEW l CONTEST HISTORY l PAST WINNERS

SSIA World 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 SSIA's World Cup Contest

Here are the rules for the International 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 SSIA World Cup.

Who is Eligible?

All repair shop owners and their employees, are eligible to participate. 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 Half sole & Heel and one women's half sole & heel.

Men’s Half Sole and Heel

Repair one shoe of a pair of man’s Goodyear welted, Blake Stitched ( McKayed or inside stitched ) or cemented shoes with a new leather half 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). We discourage blind stitched shoes because this is a category that is judged to see how well the shoe is stitched. A blind stitched shoe will not be counted as stitched.

Woman’s Half-Sole and Heel

Repair one shoe of a pair of ladies high-heeled pumps with new leather half sole and a new heel. Restore the upper on the repaired shoe as well. The repaired shoe must be submitted with its unrepaired mate. “Unrepaired” means never before repaired. 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. The ladies shoes should not be stitched.

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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