The return of our INTERNATIONAL Design-A-Sock Contest!

You know that fun, Portland-only Design-A-Sock Contest that we’ve run for 4 years now?  And the International one we tried for the first time last year?  Well, guess what?  We are doing it, again. With help from our favorite UK-based pattern blog print & pattern and several nationally placed ads, we’re hoping to collect submissions from all over the globe!  We put full page ads in The Village Voice (New York), The Chicago Reader, AND The Austin Chronicle. (Woot!)  Can you imagine, a global coloring contest?  We’re so excited! It’s going to be awesome, and we can’t wait to see what creative ideas come in.

So here are the deats:

The contest starts Wednesday, February 23rd and ends March 4, 2011 at 5pm PST.

1st Place winner of this sugar-sweet contest will get a $500 cash prize, 10 pairs of socks, and their design will be produced and sold across the world!

2nd Place receives $100 plus 5 pairs of socks.

3rd Place receives $50 and 3 pairs of socks.

Find templates here. And then submit entries via Email:, or Snail Mail: Sock It to Me, 1040 SE Clinton St., Portland, OR 97202, USA

RULES & REGULATIONS… No more than 5 entries per person. The design must be the artist’s original creation and shall not be copied or duplicated from published art. The design is limited to a maximum of six colors. All colors must be flat and solid, with no shading, blending, or half-tones. Simple is good. Patterns are good. Check our website for designs that have worked in the past. The design must fill the template provided here or online (women’s knee-high sock). Sock It to Me reserves the right to alter the design if necessary. Sock It to Me will not assume liability for any loss or theft of any entry. If we like your design and want to put it into production we will contact you.  Many times we produce more than just 1st Place.  If this happens, we reward the artist $200 total per design.  If we do not buy the design from you the imagery is still yours. Make sure to include your full name, address, email, and phone number with your submission.

JUDGING… We want your help in choosing the top ten winners, so join us on Facebook during the week of March 7th and make your voice heard! The Sock It to Me staff will then choose the top three finalists, and the winner will be announced on our Facebook page by March 18th, 2011.

Thank you for your submissions. Enjoy designing your dream sock!

P.S.  Please tell us where you are from.  Its neat to see how far this contest reaches!

E Humphries

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