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Contest Love

Here we go again… contest time! As we sort through the pile of submissions from our Annual Design-A-Sock Contest (see below), we are reminded of how much we enjoy the interaction with our customers and neighbors here in Portland.

This is ONE day's stack of contest submissions... and that's just snail mail!

It seems the joy is mutual, when we began to look at the love notes attached with some of the submissions. How blessed to have so many friends out there who tell us “Sock It to Me” is an everyday part of their conversation… and wardrobing. But speaking of love notes, we just have to share this one, because it is so flippin adorable (and kind)…

“I am a huge fan of SITM, and I own over 35 pairs of your socks!  I have worn them in more than ten different countries around the world!” … “I wear them when I climb at my gym 4 days a week. I wore them scuba diving in Thailand. I wear them paragliding in the Alps and the Himalayas and other mountains around the world. I wear them long boarding around Portland. I wear them doing everything!” -Spydermonkee

[Thanks, Spydermonkee! We want pictures!]

We also wanted to share a few of the submissions which have come in. These aren’t necessarily chosen candidates for Grand Prize Winner. But they might be! We just grabbed a few at random (because random is our middle name).

If you’re a Portland area resident, you still have two full days to get some designs our way! (So there is no excuse!) Just send em in via email (designcontest@sockittome.com) or snail mail (Design Contest, 5100 SE Harney #1, Portland, OR 97206), and make sure to review our rules and regs before you begin!

Elena Curtin's SUSHI YUM YUM
Lori Ellis' KEYHOLES
Anna Fimmel's THE MARINER'S REVENGE SONG
Matt Gauck's TRICYCLE
Jay Winebrenner's SCORPION
Spydermonkee's PARASOCK

Local Design-A-Sock Contest Returns for 4th Year!

Ohhhh Portland, how we love your sweet design skills. That is why, year after year, we give the local lads a chance at sock stardom with the Annual Design-A-Sock Contest, now in its fourth year. Not to be confused with our international design contest (which we ran earlier this year), this one is for the locals… because Portland pride runs strong in these parts.

With little over a week to craft and submit 5 unique designs, we expect to see Portlanders all over town with torn-out templates in tow, designing and sketching as they dine over breakfast, commute on the Max, and break for lunch along the waterfront. After all, the Grand Prize Winner will receive a whopper of a check ($500), not to mention bragging rights and TEN brand new, hand-chosen pairs of Sock It to Me socks. Just imagine how colorful your sock drawer will be…

The nitty gritty: Portland residents can find the Design-A-Sock template online at www.sockittome.com or rip-out options in both The Portland Mercury and Willamette Week starting on Wednesday, September 8th. Final design submissions are due by 5pm on Friday, September 17th. Entrants can submit up to five original, not previously published works. Prizes are offered for First Place ($500 + 10 pairs of socks + production of sock), Second Place ($100 + five pairs of socks) and Third Place ($50 + three pairs of socks), with room for “bonus” winners whose designs could be chosen for incorporation into Sock It to Me’s line of socks for men or women. Submissions can be sent via email (designcontest@sockittome.com) or snail mail (Design Contest, 5100 SE Harney Dr.  #1, Portland, OR 97206). For all contest rules and regulations, please visit www.sockittome.com.

Good luck! We can’t wait to see your submissions!

p.s. If you need some inspiration, here are a few submissions that made their way into our hearts earlier this year:

You wear what you eat

Fair warning: You’re going to want to get in on this. We did our very first giveaway on our Facebook Fan Page last week and, lemme tell ya, we will definitely do it again. It was so fun!

peacepicklepaperOur scavenger hunt winner, Biz Murrer from Cincinnati, gathered a peace sign, a pickle and a current newspaper and won 3 pairs of socks. That’s it. That’s all it took. Who thinks of these things?? (Owner Carrie Atkinson, of course.) But we gotta give Miss Murrer extra props because this true fan showed off a little SITM love, with a flash of the Ninja, one of our all-time fave socks.  

And that reminds us… we just unveiled Ninja #2. Oh yes. A second! For men. Check it out here. And while you’re at it, scope out all the newbies, including… wait for it… mustache knee-highs for women. In pink, naturally. Also find an array of fresh styles inspired by our culinary cravings. From sushi to bacon & eggs, tacos to toast, these new styles are plum tasty. But please, don’t try to eat them. They’re socks. You wear em.  With pride, of course.

Oh yeah, and remember to be our fan on the ol’ FB. Giveaways! Need we say more?