Sock It to Me 2019 Global Design-A-Sock Contest
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Contest info


Sock It to Me, a fun, clever, design-focused sock brand, is hosting its global Design-A-Sock Contest for 2019 and invites fans and artists around the world to enter.

Participants are invited to submit unique sock designs.

The Design-A-Sock contest — held annually, is your chance to inspire others with your creativity, see your design become a real sock, and win up to $2,000at the same time.

This contest is open to entrants of all ages for a maximum of five (5) original entries per person.

Winning designs will be chosen based on:

  1. Simplicity of design
  2. Use of a maximum of six colors
  3. Use of colors that are flat and solids, NO shading, blending or half tones
  4. Use of pattern
  5. Use of imagery, themes, patterns, or designs that are different from our current line
  6. Originality

Sock It to Me has invited a special Celebrity Judge Panel who will help select the winning designs, including the famous music duo Matt and Kim, hip-hop artist SLIMKID3, American Idol singer Zach D’Onofrio, Miz Cracker from RuPaul’s Drag Race, celebrity cat Lil Bub, Portland Artist Ryan Bubnis, Portland music duo The Doubleclicks, and more.

Approximately 30 semi-finalists will be chosen and offered for public voting between 7th October and 13th October, 2019.

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.

Thousands of design entries from all over the world each year are submitted each year, and the number of entries continue to increase.

No Entry Fee!

It's free to enter.

Number of winners





Graphic Design

Start date

4 September 2019  -  30 September 2019


4 September 2019  -  30 September 2019





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.
If we produce a winning design, there is no additional compensation to winners


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Available for citizens: Worldwide