Future Stars: The Next Generation In Apparel Design

We recently held a uniform design contest with students from our member schools.  Over 400 designs were submitted (including entries from 15 different states), and 30 of those were then posted to SCC’s Facebook page for a fan vote to crown a “uniform design” champion.  The uniform designs were not judged entirely on aesthetics, however, as students were encouraged to submit a “theme” and creative marketing strategy behind the design.

Henry Ammann, a sophomore at Tigard High School in Oregon, took the top prize when his design generated 413 “likes” while the runner up design (submitted by Zach Nash, a senior from North Douglas High School in Oregon) gained 365 likes.  The students won a prize and were later introduced to a designer from the Jordan Brand.

Our blog manager, Griffin Booth, recently caught up with Henry and Zach to find out more about the aspirations and inspirations for two future stars in the world of athletic apparel design.

SCC: Why did you enter the contest?

Henry: I wanted to range my type of design to uniforms and put myself to the test to design a football uniform that didn’t just look cool, but had a purpose behind it, and I have never done that before in my history with designing.

Zach: At North Douglas High School I am encouraged to be diverse with my activities and studies. I’m not actually in sports marketing class, but my Culminating High School Project (CHSP) teacher allows me to participate in the competitions. Mrs. Ruud, my teacher communicates with Chris Lindauer (Sports Career Consulting) and makes these opportunities happen.

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