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How To Enter

If you are under the age of 18 then your design must be submitted by a parent or guardian.
Each entrant can submit more than one design. Get Started! Contest Ends August 15th!

STEP 1

Click To Download Template 

Only these file types will be accepted: JPG or PNG.
Do Not use PDFs.

No professional design skills required, only heartfelt creativity.

STEP 2

DESIGN BY HAND

  • You might like to print the template and create your design by hand. Once your design is complete, take a photo or scan the design to create a digital file that you can send to us.

OR

DESIGN ON YOUR COMPUTER

  • You might like to create your design on your computer. Once your design is complete, save it to your computer.

STEP 3

Submit Your Design Here

One of the questions will ask you to upload your design.

2023 Sock Design Winner

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2022 Sock Design Winner

2021 Sock Design Winner

Official Contest Rules

Eligibility 

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Applicants must reside in the United States
  • Applicants must create their own designs and must own the rights to his or her design
  • Each person can submit up to two designs
  • Employees of John’s Crazy Socks are not eligible

Application Process

  • All applications must be submitted through the John’s Crazy Socks website
  • Applicants must complete an online form to provide contact information
  • Applicants must upload a picture of his or her design
  • Applicants must acknowledge that he or she owns the rights to the design
  • Applicants must acknowledge that they will abide by the contest rules
  • Designs must be submitted in JPG or PNG format. Other formats will not be considered. 

Ownership of Designs

  • The ownership of the designs remains with the designer and John’s Crazy Socks does not claim ownership of submitted designs
  • Submitting an entry gives John’s Crazy Socks the right to use the design
  • If your design is selected as the winner, you agree to give John’s Crazy Socks the right to use the design 
  • The only compensation for the design is the prize awarded through the contest
  • The ownership of the designs remains with the designer and John’s Crazy Socks does not claim ownership of submitted designs
  • Submitting an entry gives John’s Crazy Socks the right to use the design
  • If your design is selected as the winner, you agree to give John’s Crazy Socks the right to use the design 
  • The only compensation for the design is the prize awarded through the contest
  • If John’s Crazy Socks wishes to use the design of a non-winner, we will contact that designer to seek their permission to use the design

 Design Guidelines

  • Designs should take inspiration from the theme “Spreading Happiness”
  • Design socks that will make people feel happy when worn
  • Each applicant can submit up to 2 designs
  • Maximum 1 prize per person
  • Sock style will be crew
  • Be bold. Have fun. Be creative.
  • Think of designs full of joy
  • Maximum 1 prize per person
  • We are looking for originality
  • Designs cannot include any copyrighted or trademarked images
  • Socks are a unique product to design. Design options to avoid include:
  • More than 6 colors are hard to translate into a sock design
  • Shading colors or gradients cannot be successfully knitted
  • Fine imagery cannot be successfully knitted

Requirements of the Winners

  • The first prize winner agrees to allow John’s Crazy Socks to use his or her design
  • Winners agree to provide a profile photo to John’s Crazy socks for use in promoting this contest
  • The winners agree to allow their names, pictures, towns, and states to be used by John’s Crazy Socks
  • This winners’ information will be used in announcing the winners and promoting this contest

Non-Affiliations

  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Tik Tok 

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