We are absolutely delighted with the numbers and amazed by the creativity of all of the contestants! It was a pure pleasure to look at all designs, explore ideas and talents. Although the whole process was fun, decision making was tough. After long chats and many sleepless nights we have decided:
1st prize goes to Andrea Rossi.
1st spot prize – 12 months socks subscription Housam Ziad
2nd spot prize – 12 months socks subscription Joice Tanabe
Designs of the following artists caught our eyes and we’ve decided to introduce another small spot prizes:
Marie Lafourcade – 3 months socks subscription
Emma Galvin – 3 months socks subscription
Alyssa Crick Williams – 3 months socks subscription
We have a socksy surprise for all of the contestants, so if you submitted your design, don’t forget to email us your postal address.
Thank you everyone for your time, enthusiasm and creativity. We are already looking forward to the future competitions.
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !
The winning design by Andrea Rossi:
Have you ever looked at clothes and thought, I would love to change the neckline, the colour or the vibe. Well now you can be a fashion designer… Irish Socksciety are giving you the chance to get those creative juices flowing and put your mark on their socks. In Celebration of our home Galway, we are calling out for people to design their own take on Galway which will then be made into wearable and creative socks…
Theme: In celebration of Galway
Socks design added to Irish Socksciety socks collection
Info about the Artist will be included on the socks tag
A night stay for two in the most stylish and friendly The Stop B&B located in the heart of Galway
An incredible experience of the fantastic Galway Food Tour for two
Absolutely delicious dinner for two at Galway’s gem Kai Restaurant
10 pairs of the winning socks
Photo shoot of the winner and her/his two pals wearing the winning socks by Julia Dunin Photography
2 spot prizes:
2 x 12 month socks subscriptions
Terms and conditions
Competition will run from 20.02.2020 to 31.03.2020
Irish Socksciety will announce the winner on the 6th of April 2020.
The winning socks will go into production within a month.
Please use the template provided here
WHO CAN APPLY
Everyone who loves novelty socks, all things Galway and some craic.
HOW TO APPLY
Participants should submit their designs via email only. Files (pdf, photo, scan) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31.03.2020 time 00:00
HOW TO DESIGN
Please use the template available here
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 Galway’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.
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.
The winning design will become the intellectual property of Irish Socksciety and Irish Socksciety will hold the unlimited copyright to it.
Photoshoot with Julia Dunin Photography will take place in Galway. 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.