Excellence in Shoe Repair

Since the late 1930s, the Silver Cup Contest has recognized excellence in shoe repair craftsmanship. SSIA’s founders recognized that quality craftsmanship is at the core of success in the shoe repair industry and created this contest as a means to recognize it and promote it.

Two Contests in 2019

The next Silver Cup Contest will be held in 2019 and SSIA has expanded it to include North American and International divisions. Repairers from the United States and Canada will compete for the Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup. Repairers from all over the world will compete for SSIA’s World Cup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who can compete for the Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup?

A. Any owner or employee of an SSIA-member shoe repair shop in the United States and Canada except for previous Grand Silver Cup winners.

Q. Where can I find entry criteria for the Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup?

A. Click here to view the entry requirements for this competition.

Q. Who can compete for the SSIA World Cup?

A. Any owner or employee of an SSIA-member shoe repair shop anywhere in the world.

Q. Where can I find entry criteria for the SSIA World Cup?

A. Click here to view the entry requirements for the SSIA World Cup.

Q. Can I enter both contests?

A. If you meet the entry criteria for both contests, yes.

Q. When are the entry deadlines?

A. You must register to enter each contest by January 31, 2019.
Entries are due in SSIA’s office by March 20, 2019.

Q. Where do I ship my entry(ies)?

A. Ship Entries to:

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

Q. How do I enter?

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

Click here to enter the SSIA World Cup Contest.

If you want to enter both contests, you must compete both forms and pay entry fees for both contests.