Today is the day.
The results of the 2021 edition of Design Your Own Socks Competition.
A huge thank you and go raibh maith agat to all entrants (around a 100!) You took our breaths away with your creativity and dedication.
The judging panel of Andrea Rossi (last year's winner) + Alex + Joanna (Irish Socksciety directors) went through a lot of thinking, analyzing, arguing, hair pulling and all that jazz.
What we did was scoring by: 1. the design, 2. engagement (inspiration) and 3. commerciality of the entry.
It was tough but after long, long deliberations we got the final result.
First prize including iPad, Apple pencil, socks production and photoshoot goes to Natalia Tomczak.
Two distinctions of 12 months socks subscriptions are: Gala Tomassi and Martina Leonard.
We have also added another prizes of two 3 months socks subscriptions that are going to Zoe Dupont, Megan Ahern, Cormac Stott and Ciara Ruane.
We still weren't satisfied as we really would love to show you our gratitude. All entrants are Absolute Legends therefore each of you will receive the Absolute Legends socks!
Now that you look at your socks all day long, it’s time to free your creativity and add some fun to the lockdown times through becoming a socks designer.
Last year's competition was a great success and you’ve asked for more. We are always here to listen, so here is 2021 take on ‘Design your own socks competition’.
Following your suggestions and desperate need for some socializing and craic, we are calling you to design socks that would describe the biggest buzzer of Ireland - Dublin.
Free your imagination, relax your mind, and show us your take on the Capital, The Big Shmoke.
We will then transfer the winning design into funky socks!
Aaand the 1st prize (value of €1000) is iPad Wi-fi | 128GB |Space Grey (2020)
+ Apple Pencil
+ 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.
Theme: In celebration of Dublin
iPad Wi-fi | 128GB |Space Grey (2020)
Socks design added to Irish Socksciety socks collection
Info about the Artist will be included on the socks tag
10 pairs of the winning socks
Professional photo shoot of the winner and her/his two pals wearing the winning socks.
1st prize Features:
Colour: Space Grey
Width: 173.1 mm
Depth: 7.5 mm
Height: 250.6 mm
Weight: 490 g
iPad Generation: iPad (2020)
Screen Type: LED Backlit Multi-Touch display
Screen size: 10.2"
Pixel Density: 264 ppi
Screen Resolution: 2160 x 1620px
Touch screen: Yes
Total Storage Capacity (GB): 128
Operation System: iOS
Length: 175.7 mm
Width: 8.9 mm
Depth: 8.9 mm
Weight: 0.02 kg
iPad Generation: iPad (2018)
2 x 12 month socks subscriptions
Terms and conditions
Competition will run from 9th of February 2021 until 15th of March 2021
Irish Socksciety will announce the winner on the 22.
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 loves novelty socks, all things Dublin City 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 15.03.2021 time 00:00 (Dublin time).
One entrant can submit up to 5 designs.
A complete application will consist of:
Name, Second Name, Location of the entrant
Inspiration behind the design.
WHO IS IN THE JUDGING PANEL
Andrea Rossi of Andrea Rossi Art Studio - the 1st prize winner of 2020 edition of Design Your Own Socks Competition
Aleks Kieldanowicz - Irish Socksciety
Joanna Zalech - 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 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.
Applicants must be able to accept transfer payment in case of winning.
The first prize will be transferred to the winner’s bank account within two week of announcing the winner.
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 guarantee 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 Dublin City. Photos will be used for promotional purposes of Irish Socksciety.
Irish Socksciety will own the right to all imagery and photoshoot assets.
Prize cannot be exchanged into cash.
Irish Socksciety reserves the right to change the t&c at any time.