2020

Global design competition

At Prospect 100, we are creating opportunities for young people everywhere to grow and flourish. We established our first competition during the COVID-19 pandemic to create a community of the world's most talented young people, despite global lockdowns. Our competitions are free to enter, and are open to those aged 25 or younger, anywhere in the world.

Summary

2020’s Global Design Competition boasted an amazing judging panel, with the overall winner receiving mentorship from sneaker legend Jeff Staple who notably heads up Staple Design, Staple Design and created the Nike Dunk SB Low Staple NYC Pigeon which resold at auction for $25,200 at Sotheby’s. Pensole Design Academy offered mentorship to finalists. Magazines like VOGUE, Highsnobiety, WWD and DAZED all picked up on the competition with the outlets profiling the finalists in articles published digitally with WWD also covering the story in print. Other judges, including Sean Wotherspoon and Steven Smith, also hosted live interviews with Prospect 100 to offer guidance and insights to all participants. All participants were also offered free software by Serif for their Affinity line to help them grow as creatives. GUESS also provided an internship to one of our Top 20 participants having been so impressed with their work when they saw it.

Ryan Roddy, The Winner
Ryan Roddy, The Winner

"Competitions like this are so important for young people because it’s hard starting off in creative fields… especially during a global pandemic. I was the lucky winner of the Prospect 100 Global Sneaker Competition, and was rewarded with a 6 month mentorship with Jeff Staple. The mentorship has just started for me, and I already know that this learning experience from one of the industry giants is going to take my passion to the next level. The prize is amazing, but the competition itself and the different stages of judging really gave me a boost of confidence and sometimes that’s just what young creatives needs. Someone or something to tell them that the stuff they are doing is being recognised."

The 100
prospects

1
Winner
Ryan Roddy
United Kingdom
2
Finalist
Blake Scordino
United States
3
Finalist
Michael Cingolani
Italy
4
Finalist
Nicholas Greca
United States
5
Finalist
Sally Javadi Torabi
Denmark
6
Finalist
Annabel Gray
United Kingdom
7
Finalist
Charley-Ella Knights-Nizzardi
United Kingdom
8
Finalist
Eugenio Lambri
Italy
9
Finalist
Fynn Eckstein
Germany
10
Finalist
Imogen Donaldson
United Kingdom
11
Finalist
Jihyun Park
South Korea
12
Finalist
Lauren Barrett
United Kingdom
13
Finalist
Lucy Roberts
United Kingdom
14
Finalist
Margaux Rasp
United States
15
Finalist
Matthew Schuetz
Canada
16
Finalist
Maxime Sant
France
17
Finalist
Nathaniel Lie
Norway
18
Finalist
Ryley Ireland
United States
19
Finalist
Will Gates
United States
20
Finalist
Zachary Williams
United States

Take part of the competition

At Prospect 100, we are creating opportunities for young people everywhere to grow and flourish. We established our first competition during the COVID-19 pandemic to create a community of the world's most talented young people, despite global lockdowns. Our competitions are free to enter, and are open to those aged 25 or younger, anywhere in the world.

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The JUDGING PANEL

Ruba Abu-Nimah, Sarah Andelman, Trevor Andrew, Shane Gonzales, David Fischer, Millinsky, Evan Mock, Emily Oberg, Steven Smith, Jeff Staple, Sean Wotherspoon

David Fischer

David Fischer

Founder Highsnobiety
Emily Oberg

Emily Oberg

Founder of Sporty and Rich
Jeff Staple

Jeff Staple

Founder of Staple Design and Staple Pigeon
Sean Wotherspoon

Sean Wotherspoon

Sneaker Designer and Founder of Round Two
Shane Gonzales

Shane Gonzales

Creative Director of Midnight Studios
Steven Smith

Steven Smith

Design Director - Yeezy

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