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Sock It to Me 2021 International Design-A-Sock Contest

The International Design-A-Sock Contest hosted by Sock It to Me, Inc. calls for participants to design a sock.

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.

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. However, residents of the following countries are not eligible to enter or win: the Balkans, Belarus, Burma, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nicaragua, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan/Darfur, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine/Russia, Venezuela, Yemen, and Zimbabwe, and the contest is void where prohibited by law.

Approximately 30 semi-finalists will be chosen and offered for public voting between 14th October and 21st October, 2021.

The contest was created by founder Carrie Atkinson nearly two decades ago as a way to connect with customers, “I love people, so I created the contest because I wanted to engage with people and have a conversation with creatives and artists, or people who had cool ideas,” she recalled. “I wanted to have a conversation beyond the traditional customer/vendor transaction.”

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.