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Contest Details

July 1 - August 1, 2022

It's time for our 12th Annual Summer Pointe Shoe Decorating Contest to keep the dancers' creativity flowing! 

 

Every year, we are overwhelmed by the out-of-the-box thinking exhibited by our dancers' creations and we can't wait to see what you come up with this summer! 

2022 IMPORTANT DATES: 

 

Pickup shoes: July 1 - 9

Turn in entries: July 11 - 20

Voting Online: July 23 - 30

Gallery Preview Party: July 30

Winners Announced: Aug. 1

How to Enter

All dancers are invited to pick up a pointe shoe between FRI. JULY 1 and SAT. JULY 9, to decorate and transform it with any theme they'd like, using sequins, lace, feathers, fabric paint, rhinestones and more. 

 

We will collect $5 when you pickup your shoe to be decorated. There is no cost when you use a retired pointe shoe you already own. Only one shoe per entrant is allowed. *While supplies last, a limited number of shoes will be available this year, so don't delay. 

Every entrant will also receive a coupon for 25% OFF ANY ONE ITEM, to be used before July 30, 2022.  

 

All entries must be returned to Melbourne Dancewear by  WED. JULY 20  to be entered in the contest.

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Preview Gallery Party

On SAT. JULY 30 from 12PM to 3PM, bring your family and friends to Melbourne Dancewear to view all the entries during our Preview Gallery Party. Punch and treats will be served, and you'll get to check out all of this year's entries up close to see all the amazing detail.

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You're Invited to a

Sat. July 30 from 12 - 3 PM

JUDGING CATEGORIES: 

 

Originality/Creativity

Craftsmanship/Details

Beauty/Eye Appeal

Execution of Concept

Overall Appeal/ WOW Factor

Judging & People's Choice Award

The pointe shoe creations will be rated by our distinguished panel of judges in the categories listed above. Prizes will be awarded in each of three age groups, divided evenly based on this year's entrants. For example, last year's age categories were: Age 10 and under; Age 11 to 13; and Age 14 to Adults.

Entries will be displayed in our store AND with photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages from JULY 23 to 30 . Share your entry with your friends and family, ask them to "like" your photo in our album. The entry with the most combined likes will win our 2022 People's Choice Award, bestowing bragging rights, plus an awesome bag filled with goodies. Online "voting" ends on SAT. JULY 30 at 12PM NOON.

All winners will be announced on MON. AUG. 1. First prize winners in each age group will receive a $40 gift card and the second prize winner in each age group will receive a $20 gift card. All entrants will be able to take their decorated shoe home after AUG. 1 .

Links to our Facebook & Instagram

Once voting has started, you can click the icons below to see this year's entries on our pages:

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We can't wait to see your artistic creativity when you enter the contest!

Check out previous entries

Browse through previous year's entries using the links below: