The International Design-A-Sock Contest hosted by Sock It to Me, Inc. calls for fresh sock designs for 2023.
This contest is open to entrants of all ages for a maximum of five (5) original entries per person.
The winner will receive a $2,000 cash prize and their sock will be produced in one of the company’s future product lines. Second place will win a prize of $1,000 and third place will receive $650.
The organizers are looking for designs that they don’t already have (take a look at their current line on the official website to see what is already available). Also avoid complex details or gradients as these are difficult to translate onto a sock. You can design any style you want (crew, knee high, etc.), though that might get changed during production.
Approximately 30 semi-finalists will be chosen and offered for public voting between 14th August and 20th August, 2023. The semi-finalist judging and finalist voting will be based on the following criteria:
- Simplicity of design
- Use of a maximum of six colors
- Use of colors that are flat and solids, NO shading, blending or half tones
- Use of pattern
This contest is international and open to people 18 and older! Parents and legal guardians of children under 18 also may submit designs created by their children. Residents of the following countries are not eligible to enter or win: Afghanistan, Belarus, Burma/Myanmar, Central African Republic, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Montenegro, North Korea, Russia, Syria, the Crimea region of Ukraine, the Donetsk People’s Republic region of Ukraine and the Luhansk People’s Republic region of Ukraine, (collectively, the “Restricted Territories”). In addition, individuals who are subject to any applicable governmental sanction or restriction administered by the United States Office of Foreign Assets Control are not eligible to enter.
The Design-a-Sock Contest is an annual celebration of designers and art, community and diversity, fashion and socks. Sock It to Me has been hosting this design contest every single year since the company was founded in 2004. It has been a fundamental and extremely crucial backbone of the company, as the competition has steadily and powerfully contributed to Sock It to Me’s growth year after year.
Thousands of design entries from all over the world each year are submitted each year, and the number of entries continue to increase.