Pointe Shoe Design Competition

You are invited to take part in our pointe shoe design contest aimed at ballet dancers and enthusiasts nationwide. Dancers are invited to submit an original pointe shoe design inspired by the theme exploration. 

Exploration - Definition


1. an act or instance of exploring or investigating; examination.
2. the investigation of unknown regions.


Do not have pointe shoes? Don’t worry a PDF template is available to download and submit.

how to enter


Design your pointe shoe inspired by the above theme. Designs can be submitted using a physical pointe shoe or by downloading this template.

PDF template


Upload a photo of your design to the link below into the appropriate gallery. There will be two categories Junior (10 and under) and Senior (11 plus).

Upload your design


Ask friends and family to vote on your design when voting opens on February 1st.

Visit Gallery

The prizes

The winning designs will be displayed in store and on social media.


Submissions open: January 21st to 31st 

Voting open: February 1st to 7th 

Winners announced: Monday February 8th 


JUNIOR (10 and under)

A Depeche goodie bag 
A €50 online Dance World voucher

SENIOR (11 plus)

A free virtual pointe shoe fitting 
1 bottle of pointe paint 
A pair of pointe shoes * 


*If you are not currently en pointe an online voucher will be offered in lieu of the above. *



Submissions will be monitored by Dance World. One entry per person per day. Multiple entries are accepted. Dance World reserves the right to remove any inappropriate or unsuitable submissions. Please note submissions will be publicly displayed on our website from February 1st to 8th 2021. By submitting your entry, you agree to the terms of our privacy policy. Two winners will be selected, one from each category. If the senior winner is not already en Pointe a voucher will be offered in exchange for the listed prize. Winners will be announced and contacted on Monday February 8th.