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Meet the Design-a-Sock Contest 2019 Winners!

This was one of our most successful Design-a-Sock Contests ever. You sent us nearly 10,000 unique designs from every corner of the globe. With the help of our celebrity judges, we narrowed it down to 30 finalists, and from there it went to a public vote.

Thousands of votes were cast, and we ended up with three winners. Here they are, the Design-a-Sock Contest 2019 winning designs and the talented people who made them!

First Place

 

Punkzilla coming to a sock (and city) near you

Design: Punkzilla
Artist Name: Franco Barco
Location: Panama City, Panama

I am a plastic artist living in Panamá with my dog Luigio. I like to illustrate everything I see in a gothic way.

I never won a design contest so this is kind of surprising for me. I have been following your instagram account a few years ago because of the crazy designs.

First place Design-a-Sock Contest winner Franco Barco and his pup

 

Second Place

 

Moonwalk in the Morning, by Kassidy Richard

Design: Moonwalk in the Morning
Artist Name: Kassidy Richard
Location: Roanoke, Louisiana

Hi, my name is Kassidy Richard, and I am a freshman at Saint Louis Catholic High School in Louisiana. I live in Roanoke, almost thirty minutes away from my school, on a farm where I stay with my parents, twin sister, and numerous animals. When I am not studying for school, I have numerous hobbies including reading, spending time outside with my dog, running track, drawing, and helping my dad out on the farm.

Kassidy Richard, designer of Moonwalk in the MorningI’ve competed in a few local art contests and always do very well in my age group, which is why I was very excited to compete in such a large competition. What inspired me to even enter the contest was when my mom suggested it to me because she received an email from Sock It to Me promoting the contest. She thought it was a great idea because I am always drawing; I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember. Anytime inspiration strikes, I’m always jotting down a quick sketch of my new idea.

I originally made three designs that I worked on for over twenty hours. I worked for half the night one Saturday on the design that won second place. It’s is a combination of fun things that reminded me of myself. It started off with me sketching out the complicated astronaut suit, which was just something I had been wanting to try for a while. The sneakers were added later because I wanted to add something that stood out and so why not add my favorite shoes that I wear every day? The space and planets spilling out of the coffee mug came from my idea of creating a strange illusion that you don’t see every day. I had so much fun with the creative process of all my designs, despite a few points of pure frustration.

Third Place

 

Love Yourself, by Lyndzi Ramos

Design: Love Yourself
Artist Name: Lyndzi Ramos
Location: Peoria, Arizona

My name is Lyndzi Ramos. I’m 17 and a senior at Peoria High School in Peoria, AZ. At school I’m involved in the Arts programs, both visual and theater. I’m a straight “A” honors student and the varsity goalie for my school’s soccer team.

Lyndzi Ramos, designer of Love YourselfI’ve loved to draw ever since I was three years old. I’ve won a number of contests over the years. I’m a three-time winner of the Peoria Unified School District anti-bullying art contest and the winner of the 2018 Valley Metro Design a Transit Wrap Art Contest, which resulted in having a bus and light rail wrapped with my design for a year.

Art is my passion and I always like to challenge myself with new opportunities to share my work. Being a bigger girl, I’m a strong advocate for positive body image and spreading kindness. I wanted to create a sock that is pretty but also spreads a positive message.

Design-a-Sock 2017 Winners!

2017 Design-a-Sock Winners

Thank you to all participants, whether you sent inspired drawings or voted on your favorites, for making 2017 Design-a-Sock Contest so great!

Now, let’s meet the artists behind the designs:

2017-Design-a-Sock-Winner-First-Place1st PlaceKatherine

Katherine comes from Maryland and is currently studying mechanical engineering in New Jersey. Art is her favorite hobby between classes, either filling her wall with drawings or being the artist on her friends video game projects. When she’s back home, she helps run a sports camp, makes her own costumes, bakes, and live with her boxer dog. She has a growing collection of colorful socks, and they’ve been a great help in making a good first impression.

2017-Design-a-Sock-Winner-SecondPlace2nd Place—Naomi

As a 22 year old student from Vancouver B.C, I am currently working towards becoming a graphic designer. Ive always had a passion for art and am constantly drawing or painting on my spare time. The world of Graphic design was new to me but once I enrolled in it at school I fell in love. This was the first time I ever participated in the Sock it to Me design contest, or any design contest in that matter, and I loved how creative you could get! It was so much fun seeing my idea come to life and I can’t believe other people liked it as well!

My online portfolio: www.naomiokada.com 

2017-Design-a-Sock-Winner-ThirdPlace3rd PlaceIsabel

My name is Isabel, and I am a 13-year old artist. I’ve been making art for nearly 10 years now, and I don’t think it will ever die out. I’m very ambitious; I’m always working to improve, and always afraid to lose. I’ve won several contests before, but for me to win a place in such a huge event is a huge thing for me! I enjoy playing video games, watching cartoons, and spending time with my fellow geek friends. I also listen to a lot of music. Possibly too much…?

We’re still talking about you

So the contest has come and go, and we’ve announced our winners. But we are still talking about you, and the designs that have floated our way, on clouds of sweet design fairies and unicorns. And we’re just so blessed to call you friends. I hope you know we feel that way about you.

We thought you might enjoy seeing some additional designs that drew our attention, just for the heck of it. And then check out the three winning designs at the bottom, if you haven’t already seen them. Thanks, again, for all of your participation! Enjoy your work week and remember to take a sock break every now and then. (That is when you put up your feet for a bit, showing off your adorably clad peds!)

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