FIT Sport Design Awards: cutting-edge sports equipment and apparel

The FIT Sport Design Awards are a celebration of excellence in sports design, recognizing remarkable advancements in technology, environmentally friendly products, and performance-enhancing gear.

The FIT Sport Design Awards is back for its second annual competition, seeking to acknowledge outstanding and sustainable sports products and solutions. The event celebrates the profound impact of design on the sports industry and honors those trailblazers who are revolutionizing the field with their groundbreaking creations.

Designers, brands, and manufacturers of sports equipment and apparel from around the world are invited to submit their entries. An esteemed panel of 18 international design experts will judge the submissions, including (among otheres):

  • Mathieu Boimare, former Salomon Global Product Creation Director for apparel and gear
  • TÔ Long-Nam, Chair for Fashion, Accessory, and Sneaker Design at Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Reinhard Pascher, Sports-Design-Thinker and Cofounder of Pascher+Heinz
Cyklær by Storck Bicycle Gmbh _ FIT Sport Design Awards 2023
Cyklær by Storck Bicycle Gmbh

Last year’s exceptional winners included:

  • Levitate Technology from Denmark, recognized for their blade kit
  • Xtep (China) Co., Ltd. for their 160X 3.0 PRO sportswear
  • Urwahn Bikes for the URWAHN Gravel E-Bike – Waldwiesel design
  • North Face for their lab-proven footwear system VECTIV
  • Sena Technologies for their R2 EVO ins sport gear design
  • Cake 0 Emission with CAKE Kalk AP

Astrid Hebert, the founder of the awards, expressed her excitement, saying, “Sports design is a dynamic industry that deserves great attention, and at FIT Sport Design Awards, we are proud to provide a platform that recognizes the best and most innovative designs from around the world. Our goal is to celebrate and showcase the creativity and vision of designers who are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in sports equipment and apparel design.

160X 3.0 PRO by Xtep _ FIT Sport Design Awards 2023
160X 3.0 PRO by Xtep

The FIT Sport Design Awards offers an unparalleled opportunity for designers, manufacturers, and brands with an impressive array of 29 categories spanning gear, equipment, and apparel designs. The program stands out as the most comprehensive of its kind, providing a cross-disciplinary platform that allows you to present your designs to a truly global audience.

The categories are thoughtfully organized into three main groups: General Sports, Sport Specific, and Special Categories, each shedding light on distinct and crucial aspects of sports equipment and apparel design. By participating in these awards, you can showcase your innovations to an international market, exposing your work to a diverse audience.

The North Face Lead byJeanMarc Djian _ Vp Of Global Footwear
The North Face Lead byJeanMarc Djian, Vp Of Global Footwear

Moreover, the FIT Sport Design Awards have fostered valuable partnerships with esteemed institutions known for their contributions to design and innovation. These include Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design, L’École de design Nantes Atlantique, MIT Institute of Design, ESNE – University School of Design, Innovation and Technology, and Politecnico di Milano – Scuola del Design, among other reputable institutions.

For those interested in participating in the FIT Sport Design Awards and showcasing their innovative designs, kindly visit the official website.

The submission portal will remain open until March 1st, 2024.


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