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Our DASC Judges: New Avenues for Youth!

Every year, we ask some incredible humans to be the judges for our Design-A-Sock Contest. This year, we wanted to work with people who we felt aligned with the contest’s theme of Unity. A Sock It to Me employee mentioned New Avenues for Youth, and as soon as we looked them up, we knew they were the ones.

New Avenues for Youth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Their mission? To work in partnership with the community to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives. Through educational services, job training, supportive housing, providing meals, and the other incredible services they provide, New Avenues for Youth continues to give back to the community every single day. Find a comprehensive list of their services here! Want to get involved? Find out how here!

A panel of New Avenues staff and some of the youths they support will be helping us narrow down your DASC entries to the top 30. In preparation for their judging, we asked them questions about unity – find their answers here:

1. What does Unity mean to you personally?

  • Having a safe place, solidarity
  • Reunion with family
  • Forming bonds & questions

2. How do you look for unity in everyday life? How do you try to connect with others?

  • Spending time with peers, keeping others safe
  • Asking others questions & relating to them/their stories

3. What’s your favorite thing about New Avenues for Youth?

  • Friends here
  • Community & Staff/activities
  • “How are you” questions
  • LGBTQ solidarity
  • Support/active listening
  • Connections & empathy from understanding peers
  • Supportive place

4. Most meaningful story of connection with someone?

  • Every day with staff at Robinswood
  • Talking with Youth Advocates about feelings
  • Youth Advocates making them laugh

Public voting begins on Wednesday, October 7th, so be prepared to vote for your favorites at contest.sockittome.com!

The 2020 Design-A-Sock Contest is Here!

For over a decade, we’ve been holding the Design-A-Sock Contest and giving YOU the chance to get your design turned into an actual sock. Our founder, Carrie, created the contest to give our fans a chance to participate in the design process. We have loved seeing all of the incredible designs you’ve come up with over the years, and can’t wait to see what you’ll submit this year.

This year’s contest is a tiny bit different for two reason:

1. We’re going ALL DIGITAL.

In the past, we’ve accepted mailed-in entries. Due to the Coronavirus, we’re only accepting digital entries this year! That means you need to take a photo of your entry and upload it to the contest website for it to be counted. It might make things easier for you – now you don’t have to hunt down those stamps and envelopes you put somewhere and swore this time you’d remember where you’d put them.

2. We have a theme: UNITY!

Now, more than ever, we believe it’s important to come together, connect with each other, and share ways to promote community among all humans. How can we emphasize our similarities while also celebrating our uniqueness?
We want to see what sort of creative content you come up with under this theme. Design, sketch, or illustrate what unity looks like to you!

“What are the rules? Where do I enter? How do I submit digitally?”

Fear not: everything is explained over at our contest website!
Find all things DASC-related there, from the entry form to FAQs to prize info (did we mention that the top 3 designs win $$$?).

Remember that the submission period runs from 9/8/20-9/30/20, so get those entries in!

Need some inspiration? See some of our past DASC winners and entries below:

Design-a-Sock on KOIN News!

KOIN News came to visit Sock It to Me headquarters to talk Design-a-Sock Contest with us! Take a peek behind the scenes of the contest and hear why we love putting it on each year.

Today is the last day to enter for the 2017 contest. Our deadline has been extended to 11:59 PM PDT. Don’t forget to come back and vote on the final entries on October 9th.

Watch the KOIN interview here.

KOIN News Design-a-Sock Interview

KOIN News Design-a-Sock Interview Entry

KOIN News Design-a-Sock Contest Interview Entry Stack

 

GeekDad: September 2017

GeekDad thinks our socks are almost as good as money:

“Now through September 30, Sock It To Me is inviting fans and artists from around the world to submit a unique sock design for a chance to win up to $2,000 in cash and 15 free pairs of SITM socks–which are almost as good as money.”

That’s a pretty good compliment! We also don’t mind that they’re telling their fans about our Design-a-Sock Contest, which also gives you the chance to turn your idea into a real, live sock.

Check out their full post here.

Get an entry form to our Design-a-Sock Contest here.

Design-a-Sock 2017 Has Started!

Design-a-Sock 2017. Envision your great idea. Draw your inspiration. Win $2,000.

Our annual Design-a-Sock Contest is now under way! Enter here.

We are accepting entries from around the world 9/5/17 – 9/30/17. Got questions? We’ve got lots of answers on our FAQ.

Good luck & have fun!