Today is the day.
The results of the 2022 edition of Design Your Own Socks Competition.
The good news is that you certainly are in a high creativity spirit. We were delighted to become part of how you express yourselves and your talents.
All submissions were incredible, and we were absolutely honoured to be able to browse through the designs, learn from your passions and perception of the world.
The bad news, for us, was that we had to make a decision and choose one design as the overall winner of the 'Design your own socks competition 2022'.
You made it tough, but we enjoyed the process so much, and go raibh maith agat for that. We've planned to give two distinctions, but decided to give four eventually as your work blown us away, and we couldn't turn our backs on your talents.
Thank you Natalia Tomczak - the overall winner of 2021 edition - for your input and wisdom.
The first prize - IPad + Apple Pen, socks going into production + photoshoot, goes to:
Marion Melliot 'Vitamin Sea' 👇
Two distinctions - 12 months socks subscription for each:
Maria Rubio 👇
Ruth Byrne 👇
Two distinctions - 3 months socks subscription for each:
Edel McMahon 👇
Zoe Dupont 👇
Congratulations everyone and thank you again for treating us with your work, time, enthusiasm and passion!
The world acts absolutely irrational recently and it seems that many of us may have lost the feeling of being grounded and safe. Putting the socks on each morning may be a simple, but a very reassuring routine that gives a sense of security and stability. So the socks can become a medium to carry a meaning for the day.
We are inviting you to enter our 2022 edition of ‘Design your own socks competition’ to create a sock design that will celebrate the beauty of life and become an encouragement to step through it with joy, happiness and pride.
The theme of the competition for the 2022 edition is:
IN CELEBRATION OF THE BEAUTY OF LIFE.
Use any technique and your imagination to embrace the colours, joys and magic of every day. Have some craic, go wild, possibly win it and make a morning of many feet around the world a happy one!
1st prize (value of €1000):
10.2" iPad Wi-Fi | 256GB | Space Grey (2021)
Powerful. Easy to use. Versatile. The new iPad has a beautiful 10.2-inch Retina display, powerful A13Bionic chip, an Ultra Wide front camera with Centre Stage, and works with Apple Pencil and the SmartKeyboard. iPad lets you do more, more easily. All for an incredible price.
Gorgeous 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone
A13 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
8MP Wide back camera, 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Centre Stage
Up to 256GB storage
Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
802.11ac Wi-Fi and 4G LTE Advanced mobile data
Up to 10 hours of battery life
Lightning connector for charging and accessories
Works with Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Smart Keyboard
iPadOS 15 is uniquely powerful, easy to use, and designed for the versatility of iPad
Apps are available on the App Store. Title availability is subject to change.
+ Apple Pencil 2nd Generation
The new Apple Pencil delivers pixel-perfect precision and industry-leading low latency, making it great for drawing, sketching, colouring, taking notes or even marking up emails, and more. And it’s as easy and natural to use as a pencil. The new Apple Pencil also features an intuitive touch surface that supports double-tapping. So now you can change tools without setting it down.
+ 10 pairs of the winning design socks
+ bio of the artist on the socks label
+ photoshoot of the winner and socks with up to 2 pals
The judging panel of Andrea Rossi (2020 winner) + Joanna and Alex (Irish Socksciety) can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with.
2 x 12 month socks subscriptions
Terms and conditions
Competition will run from the 21t of March 2022 until the 22nd of April 2022
Irish Socksciety will announce the winner on the 29th of April.
The winning socks will go into production within a month.
Please use the template provided below
WHO CAN APPLY
Everyone, located anywhere in the world, who love novelty socks, all things in life and some craic. All entrants must be at least 18 years old.
HOW TO APPLY
Participants should submit their designs via email only. Files (pdf, photo, scan) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 22.04.2022 time 00:00 (Dublin time).
One entrant can submit up to 5 designs.
A complete application will consist of:
Name, Second Name, date of birth, Location of the entrant + Inspiration behind the design.
WHO IS IN THE JUDGING PANEL
Natalia Tomczak - the 1st prize winner of 2021 edition of Design Your Own Socks Competition
Aleks Kieldanowicz - Irish Socksciety
Joanna Ciezka - Irish Socksciety
HOW TO DESIGN
Please use the template available below
There is no limit on the technique, designs can be hand drawn, designed on a computer – whichever works. Colour scheme must be limited to 5 colours.
Avoid complex details or gradients as these are quite difficult to translate onto a sock.
AND THE WINNER IS…
Creativity is the key. Organizers will be looking for designs that embrace the best of Dublin’s features and vibes. Irish Socksciety will pick a design or a part of it to be produced on the socks (it may get changed slightly going into production).
Socks will be added to the Irish Socksciety range and info about the winner will be included on the tag.
IF I SUBMIT A DESIGN, WILL YOU OWN THE RIGHTS TO IT?
No, we don’t own the rights to the entered designs. Once the winner is chosen, we contact the artist before moving forward with production. We will own the unlimited copyright to the winning design we agree to produce on socks. There is no additional compensation to the winner beyond the prize.
IF MY DESIGN WINS, WILL I GET A PAIR OF MY SOCKS?
Yes. If your design is produced, we will give you ten pairs of your designed socks.
An entry must be original and created by the applicant specifically for this competition.
Organizers will pick one winner of the 1st prize and two winners of the spot prizes.
Once announced, the organizers’ decision will be final and no appeals will be accepted.
By entering, an applicant guarantees that their design doesn’t infringe any copyrights or other interests of third parties.
The winning design will become the intellectual property of Irish Socksciety and Irish Socksciety will hold the unlimited copyright to it.
Photoshoot will take place in Ireland. Photos will be used for promotional purposes of Irish Socksciety.
Irish Socksciety will own the right to all imagery and photoshoot assets.
Prizes cannot be exchanged into cash.
Irish Socksciety reserves the right to change the t&c at any time.