Design-A-Sock Contest 2019, held annually by Sock It to Me, has been recently opened for entries inviting all fans and artists around the world to participate. This is your chance to design your own socks, and maybe win the opportunity to see it produced.
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.
Who is eligible to enter ?
If you are under 13, a parent, teacher, or legal guardian must submit your entry. This contest is international and open to all ages! Residents of the following countries are not eligible to enter or win: the Balkans, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan/Darfur, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine/Russia, Venezuela, Yemen, and Zimbabwe, and the contest is void where prohibited by law.
The competition is free to enter.
Deadline : September 30, 2019
– 5 designs per person.
– We prefer 6 colors per design, because if a sock with more than 6 colors makes it through the voting process to win, we’ll need to adjust the design for production.
– All judges will use this preference during the contest because our socks cannot be created with more than 6 colors.
– Black and white are counted as colors.
– Upload JPG, PNG, PDF formats only
– Please keep file sizes under 10MB.
1st Place: Cash prize of $2,000, and 15 pairs of awesome Sock It to Me socks from our current line, and your design will be manufactured on real socks.
2nd Place: Cash prize of $1,000 and 10 pairs of socks, and your design may be manufactured on real socks, at our discretion.
3rd Place: Cash prize of $500 and 5 pairs of socks, and your design may be manufactured on real socks, at our discretion.
How does the voting work?
Sock It to Me judges, including our celebrity judges and our in-house team of experts, will select the top 30 designs from all eligible entries. will post these chosen 30 on our site for our fans to vote from 10/7/19 – 10/13/19 on the top 10 designs. Sock It to Me judges will select the final 3 winners from the top 10. Winners will be announced on our site.
All judging will be based on the following guidelines:
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
Use of imagery, themes, patterns, or designs that are different from our current line
Any socks produced, are created with the artist’s permission first. If we like a design that doesn’t win, we’ll contact you to see if you are interested before we move forward with payment and production.