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CounterKicks Design Competition: Design A PEAK Basketball Shoe & Win A Trip To LA

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At the PEAK of your game? A new design challenge is here.

PEAK Sports USA and CounterKicks have partnered up to bring you our best footwear design competition yet: Design a high performance PEAK basketball game shoe and be one of the top three finalists to win a trip out to sunny Los Angeles and present your sneaker concept in front of PEAK global executives and the rest of the world as a headliner at the brand’s first retail store in the US market.

Competition judges are:

Josh Su, Designer at PEAK Sports USA
Trung Tran, Designer at PEAK Sports USA
Brett Golliff, Lead Designer at General Motors. Freelance Footwear Designer & current columnist of Design Insight

All you need to know is on the flyer above. Then submit…

Enter now: CounterKicks / PEAK Basketball Submission Form

UPDATE: CounterKicks Design Competition: Top 10 PEAK Basketball Shoe Concepts And The Winner Is…

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LA Trip!!! Got my sketchbook out, this should be good!

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I love you, Counterkicks.

You’re the man, John.

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what rendering software do u guys use?
anyone know where i can get a free online tool to render my design?

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Ryder, we use Photoshop and Illustrator and there are a million demos out there for you to reference.

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Is the contest is open worldwide?
Is the grand prize to L.A. includes hotel?

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Hi, there are two different deadline dates. On the brief it says Feb 5 2012, however on the details you’ve written up it says Feb 12 2012. Just wondering which is the actual deadline date? Thanks.

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I don’t even care about the competition. I’ve been bugging PEAK for a year now about a U.S. launch. Originally it was suppose to be this past October. I’m just happy that finally sometime in the near future PEAK shoes will be on my feet.

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It’s the 12th, Jake.

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Yes, correct deadline is Feb 12. We originally posted it as Feb 5, talked with PEAK about a finalized brand launch date, and updated the announcement an hour later to extend one extra week to Feb 12. The official brand launch is early March so this competition will roll right into that retail campaign.

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@FredRoy checking to confirm on first part.

Entire trip out to LA will be paid for and furnished by PEAK. Flight tickets, hotel, shopping at their new retail store, etc. All around travel package for the design finalists.

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FredRoy and designers worldwide: Just got confirmation/clearance from PEAK. You’re good to enter the competition for the Los Angeles trip too if you’re outside the US. Contest is open to global.

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this is pretty awesome, definently gotta start sketching some ideas.

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could someone please post a link on here to some free rending software? that is easy to use. thanks so much.

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I just went to the new store on Melrose and it was mad cool! The dude there, Toni was really cool and knowledgeble. He was rocking the latest Battier shoes. I was surprisingly impressed by the basketball line. I wanted the Bats but didn’t have the color I wanted. Toni said that in March there expecting new colorways for the shoes. It sucks that K. Love left Peak cause i feel that they have a really good quality product. It’s just getting the street cred to help build the brand. but there’s room for everyone. The Dorell Wrights and Goudelock shoes were impressive as well! Check out the place, if anything for the two eyecandies working the floor! Peace!!! p.s…This store is having a pre-release party on the 19th of February from 11:00am to 4:00pm. so if your in the area stop by!

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It is cool for Peak and CK as well, glad to see the nice kicks comming up.

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Question about the deadline:
February 12, midnight means i can submit anytime on Feb. 12 up til 11:59 pm, right?

Sorry, i am confused. I’ve tried asking some people but their opinions differ.

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DEADLINE UPDATE FOR EVERYONE: CK/PEAK is extending the competition deadline from this weekend the 12th to Sunday, March 4th. You have three extra weeks to polish your designs and presentations, and it’ll give some extra time to all the people who have emailed us that have found out about the design contest in the last couple weeks.

I’ll also be posting a new Submission page to reflect the March 4 deadline, so please wait for that to go up before submitting, and if you’re already sent in your designs, take the extra time to look them over and re-submit in the new form we’ll post up soon. Any other questions let me know here or by email. THANKS, ALL.

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@FDelaCruz: Correct. Midnight means you can submit anytime on the deadline date up until 11:59pm. In this case, Sunday, March 4 until 11:59pm (Pacific Time Zone).

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@John Brilliant: Big big thanks for the very quick response and update! The deadline extension’s a relief!

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No problem. Good luck with your concept.

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Thanks a bunch for extending the deadline! I’ve been busy recently, so I was getting ready to pull an all nighter for this one…but now I won’t have to. Whew.

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so is it the 12th or march 4

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@Donnell: It’s March 4. Everyone’s got an extra 3 weeks to get their designs together.

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I think the extra 3 weeks will raise standards. Always handy to have an extension.

Thanks John for all the hard work and effort to make counterkicks what it is.

These competition briefs are a designer’s delight!

Good luck everyone!

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When does the new form go live? I feel like I’m checking every two hours.

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Sorry,
Where’ s the submission form?

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??

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Still no updated submission form?

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I don’t think I can stay up to see if the submission form goes live. Hopefully I don’t miss out while sleeping; maybe give it a day or so?

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how do i send my design? i can´t see the submission form anywhere when i click this — http://counterkicks.com/design/submit-here-counterkicks-peak-basketball-design/
help me please is the last day and i can found to send my design!!!!

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yeah same here, can’t find the submission form too.
any latest info??

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hi counter kicks.. same proble with the others .. can;t find the submission form here..

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Yup, same problem here.

Been checking constantly and no luck. Have to go to sleep soon, its 2am here and I have to wake up for work at 6am…going to be a long day tomorrow.

Please counterkicks, I want to sleep!

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^You should probably get some shut eye. It looks like the submission form hasn’t been up for at least a week, judging from Trevor’s post above. All this time is making me rethink me design…

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Just to echo what others are saying, I don’t want to stay up until midnight PST to submit this. Where’s the form? Hopefully they extend the deadline for another 24 hours so people can get some sleep tonight and not worry about it.

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Submitted mine! Hope I win! Thanks ck!

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ST443….I hope your trolling.

I still cant get the submission form!!!

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Nah, I submitted it. Came up for me. Hopefully you didn’t miss it!

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Just got through! Clutch!!! I had to reload the page like 10 times though. Don’t know if that helped. Who’s gonna post their entry first 0.o

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Does it depend on geo location? It’s not working for me, no matter how long I refresh it and on what browser I’m loading it! Something’s definitely wrong!

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Have you tried moving your location?

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What you mean? I guess it’s IP – providers stuff, I tried it on several devices – same failed result!

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Yup, I still can’t submit as well.

I’ve tried from several computers and now I am trying from my work office and still nothing.

Has anyone had any feedback from counterkicks?

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I’m not really sure what’s wrong but the submission form is still not working. Before the submission time got moved, it was perfectly working for me, so i’m not sure if it’s an IP address problem.
Hope they can fix it up. I’ve been reloading like hell and trust me, got no luck.

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Hi CK,

Hope all is well. I was wondering if there could be some sort of a 24 hour submission extension for those who cannot seem to submit , like myself? Not sure why many people can’t submit and only a few can?

Please get back to us.

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for 99% of people it does not work…
I submitted the first time with no problems..
Not fair

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can’t get the form to show either…

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Still can’t get the submission form to appear and I’ve refreshed like crazy too. I couldn’t even access the page before the deadline of March 4 at 12 AM PST (3 AM EST where I’m at), so I couldn’t have missed it.

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There was about a dozen of you who got through and a bunch more that didn’t. I went in the system to try and backtrack what happened as I’ve been receiving your messages. At some point, the submission page autosaved and reverted back to an old copy. If you’ve ever seen one of our feature stories on the main site go blank temporarily, that’s what happens on the backend until we catch it and go in and manually fix.

Here’s what I’ve done so far. If you’ve gotten a direct email from myself right now (in the last 12 hours) confirming yours has been received, you’re good. For everyone else, an extended submission form will be posted up in an hour or so and you’ll be able to send those in at your convenience until this Friday, March 9. Notifications and a new post on the front page of the site will direct you to the extended form. If you want to personally email if you need help, you can do that too.

Also while I was searching the records, another thing that may have kept some people from getting through is the actual files. Please make sure you’re submitting .jpg/.jpeg copies as other formats are generally too large in size and will get flagged in the system.

I’ll comment back in a bit…

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so…please say i didn’t miss the deadline.

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Nice one John!

Brilliant by name, Brilliant by nature.

The game is afoot!

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Good to hear, John! Thanks for the response!

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New upload page is live: http://counterkicks.com/design/submit-here-counterkicks-peak-basketball-design/

I have the form closing date as Friday, March 9 at Noon PST for anyone who hasn’t submitted yet.

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@Titus, you’re good. Send it in to the new form.

@FDelaCruz, yeah, there were about six people who sent in early to the old form before the three week extension. Those all went through fine, everyone who sent then is welcome to resubmit if you wanted to update anything. We’ll judge whatever is your most recent entry form.

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@John, always on the rescue. Thank you for the new form!

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@John, will i get an email notification confirming what i submitted?

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Yes, there’s an email confirmation after you submit, and submission page also reloads with a message saying it’s been received too. You’re good though, just saw your entry come through a couple minutes ago.

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Thank you!

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@John. Haven’t received any email yet, but thank you for the confirmation!

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Thanx CK,

have submitted my design.. please email me the notification if you get my submission.

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@Raka: Just saw your entry go through a minute ago. Thanks!

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now i can get a lil bit sleep, it’s 2am here in Indonesia.
When is the announcement of the finalist?
Thanx again CK and John Brilliant! ^^

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We’ll have to see total entries first before we know when for sure, but hopefully Brett and the other judges will be able to start reviewing this weekend and get it narrowed down from there.

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okay,
eh, sorry
the deadline is March 9th right? so it’s tomorrow PST?
looks like i miss read the timezone. can i re-submit?

thanx.

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Yeah, but don’t wait until the last second. The extension is really just for people who weren’t able to get through on Sunday to have enough time to find the page and submit. Will discard your current one then. Thanks.

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thanx John..
I’ve resubmit my design..

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Cool, looks good. Thx!

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thnks a lot John.. re-submit mine!

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Nice! Saw yours come through Felix.

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Last call: submission form closes today at Noon (PST). Few hours left: http://counterkicks.com/design/submit-here-counterkicks-peak-basketball-design/

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Hope mind got through in time. (Melvin)

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Yes, got yours Destinty! Thanks!

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Everyone entries have been received and there’s a lot of fresh talent and great ideas in the mix. Concepts are in the hands of the judges now. We’ll keep you all updated soon on PEAK winner announcements and design feedback…

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Hello John, did you get my files already? (I sent out 3/8 ) and I haven’t received any email yet…..

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@Rau: Yessir! Came through fine

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I’ve seen and read the top 10 entries as selected by the judges, complete with design feedback for each. Just waiting for final approval and sign-off now from the PEAK side and we’ll be ready to unveil the winners….

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When we will get the result?

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This week. Email link will be sent to participants when it goes live.

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Email sent out this morning. If you used a valid email address, you should receive it within the hour.

We’re running just the top 10 PEAK concepts as decided by the judges to keep the competition bar high for future design contests. There were a lot of great ideas and sketches that didn’t make it in and we wish we could run them all but there’s gotta be a cutoff line at some point. You’re of course all free to post your designs anywhere and more than welcome to post a link in the comments for feedback from your fellow designers. We greatly appreciate everyone who took the time and effort to enter this one!

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The 10: http://counterkicks.com/2012/04/15/counterkicks-design-competition-top-10-peak-basketball-shoe-concepts-and-the-winner-is/

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