DC Shoes is inviting artists, designers and creators around South East Asia to custom design a pair of the new DC Trase shoe.

Use the template provided to design your DC Trase and you could win a $1500 gift pack + $1500 cash and have your winning design produced and sold through DC shoes South East Asia retailers.

In addition to one overall winner, there will be a country winner for Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines who will receive $750 gift pack and $750 cash. The artist who receives the largest amount of support from the community, will receive $1000 gift pack and $1000 cash.

Meet the Judges


Born and raised in Southern California, Eric has skateboarded, snowboarded and surfed for over 2 decades. As the APAC Product Line Merchandising Director of Men's Footwear for DC Shoes, Eric has had the opportunity to collaborate with artists, musicians and riders on many footwear projects. These projects include the development of many pro-model styles for professional skateboarders on the DC Shoes global skate team.


Pevi Permana is a pro skater born and raised in Indonesia with an unconditional love for skateboarding. Regarded as one of the best competition skateboarders in Asia, from 2005 to 2012, Pevi was the Indonesian skate champion. Skating through almost 50 pairs of shoes a year – Pevi knows what a skateboarder likes.


Tommy is a 27 year old skater who was born in South Africa but has spent most of his life in the sunny city of Brisbane, Australia. After becoming the Australian skateboarder of the year in 2013, Tommy has now been recognised for his skill and has recently become a pro for stereo skateboards and moved to Los Angeles. Being based in the skateboarding and fashion obsessed city of Los Angeles; Tommy knows what is on the radar before it hits the shelves when it comes to street kicks and performance skate shoes.

How will DC Shoes choose?

DC Shoes, along with their panel of guest judges, will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.

The judges will choose the 20 best submissions to be voted on on June 30. From those 20 submissions, a winner and "People's Choice" will be chosen for the regional awards. The 20 best submissions will be placed on the DC Shoes Global Facebook page and the People's Choice award will then be judged through voting (likes/comments) on the page.

Important Guidelines

  • This opportunity is open to residents from the South East Asian region, subject to the limitations described in the Official Rules.
  • Participants MUST USE one of the provided templates to create their Trase shoe design. PDF and AI format templates can be downloaded from dcshoes.co.id, dcshoes.my, dcshoes.com.sg, dcshoes.com.ph
  • Artwork can either be hand-drawn or made with graphic design programs. If hand-drawing is chosen, artwork should be scanned and emailed to DC at traseyours@dcshoes.com
  • Artists must submit their artwork within the provided template. Artists should retain their original artwork files (in 300dpi) but template designs must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max. size 5MB. Completed entries need to be delivered to traseyours@dcshoes.com
  • All entries must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials)
  • The selected submission may be modified to accommodate production requirements.
  • Entries are free.
  • Submission closing on JUNE 30TH 2015.
  • Winner announcement on AUGUST 7TH 2015.
  • Artists must join the competition using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • DC may use the work of the selected artist as set out within the Official Rules. DC may use all submitted works in context of this Creative Invite. All artists retain ownership of their work unless they are selected as winners and accept their prize.
  • Artists must include a description about their submission and about themselves.
  • Selected Artists must respond to DC within 7 days of receiving the notification email or else all prizes will be forfeited and DC may select an alternate winner.
  • All submissions will feature as part of regional gallery with public voting on Facebook and Twitter.
  • DC reserves the right to disqualify artists who we believe are cheating the voting system as this is against the spirit of the Creative Invite.

Trase Yours Template

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