John’s Crazy Socks Opens 2023 Sock Design Contest - John's Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks Opens 2023 Sock Design Contest

At John’s Crazy Socks, we love socks and we love people who love socks. We’ve created a Sock Design Contest for socks lovers. Share your design and you can win $1,000 and have John make your socks. 

“I love seeing all the designs our customers submit,” said John Cronin, co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks. 

2023 Sock Design Contest Poster

Show us Your Dream Socks 

We want to see the socks you would love to make. It is easy to enter. You go to the Sock Design Page at the John’s Crazy Sock website. Click on the entry form, fill out the simple entry form, attach a picture of your sock design and submit. It is that easy. The deadline to submit an entry is August 1, 2023. 

2022 Sock Design Contest Winner

You must own the design. No using other people’s trademark ideas. You must be 18 to enter and you must upload either a JPG or PNG file. We told you it was simple. Get the full rules here

Winner Winner 

The first-place winner receives $1,000. Even better, we will make your socks and sell them in our store and you will get a dozen pairs of those socks. And even better, we will donate 10 percent from the sale of those socks to a charity partner and you get to help pick the charity partner. When you win, we will make you internet famous and a philanthropist. 

2021 Sock Design Contest Winner

The second-place winner receives a $100 gift certificate to our online store and the third-place winner earns a $50 gift certificate to our online store. 

Previous Winners 

Last year’s winners, Erin and Bear Bonner designed the Wheels on Firesocks that raise money for the Viscardi Center. And the 2021 winner, Sierra Sapack, designed ASL I Love You socks using images from American Sign Language and they raise money for the Lexington School for the Deaf. 

Erin and Bear Bonner

Deadlines and The Process for Picking a Winner 

The submission deadline for the Sock Design Contest is August 1, 2023. For all rules and to enter visit the sock design contest webpage and fill out the contact information.

John’s Crazy Socks will select a list of ten (10) semi-finalist designs from all submissions. We will then ask our customers to vote for their favorite designs and that will narrow the list to five (5) finalists. Finally, a selection committee, headed by John Cronin, will select the final winning designs.

About John’s Crazy Socks

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $625,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™. 

For more information about John’s Crazy Socks, visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account, TikTok or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at


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