To each his own shoesHere are the winners of the 22nd edition of the Scarpetta d'Oro contest: the illustrations, winning story, show, and comments of leading sector figures
An extremely young and completely pink winners’ podium characterised the 22nd edition of Scarpetta d’Oro. Winning the 2017 edition dedicated to the theme “To each his own shoes” is the Genoese illustrator Giulia Maidecchi, with the amusing work “Superdesire to wear them”, which features three aspiring super heroes admiring ankle boots that match their super hero outfits. Second Place was taken by the “Fox shoemaker” by Adriana Liuzzi from Ladispoli, and the Third runner-up was “Cat playing with Booties” by Livorno native Paola Montalto.
The awards ceremony was held this past 11 November 2017 at the Palarcobaleno located in Fossò, Venice, rewarding not only the best illustrations, but also the winning story from the narrative section “Believe in dreams” written by the IV-section Class from the Scuola Alessandro Volta School in Sandon (VE) and inspired by the theme of the 2016 Scarpetta d’Oro edition, “Always on foot”.
Launched with the aim of promoting a culture of footwear manufacturing in the territory among today’s youths, Scarpetta d’Oro is promoted by the Acrib-Confindustria Venice Rovigo Footwear Section, in collaboration with the Riviera del Brenta Association of Footwear Manufacturers, with the support of Assocalzaturifici, and sponsorship of the Veneto Region. Every year an increasing number of participants sign up for the contest, as can be seen by the one hundred-plus works submitted to the Jury for this 22nd edition. The most representative of them were the protagonists of a show set up at the Palarcobaleno, which then “migrated” to the Politecnico Calzaturiero [Footwear Manufacturing Polytechnic Institute] in Vigonza (PD) from 20 to 30 November; days in which the school held educational laboratories for 330 children belonging to the third (III) and fourth (IV) section classes of this territory.
The ceremony also saw the participation of a number of VIP guests, including Siro Badon, President of the Acrib-Confindustria Footwear Section and President of the Riviera del Brenta Association of Footwear Manufacturers; Vincenzo Marinese, President of Confindustria Venice Rovigo; Marino Finozzi from the Veneto Region; Tommaso Cancellara, Manager of Assocalzaturifici; and the Mayor of Fossò, Federica Boscaro. “It is with great satisfaction and pride that Acrib-Confindustria Footwear Section has followed the contest since its very start – declared Siro Badon – an educational-training project of great cultural value for promoting among the latest generations the know-how and skill of traditional footwear manufacturing and a manufacturing art, which is in constant evolution. The outcome of this year’s edition was once again quite positive, with a number of great works submitted: my congratulations go out to the winners and all the participants, who continue to make this wonderful project possible”.
To admire the works submitted for this edition, along with all the ones from previous editions, just click on the link scarpettadoro.org.