The fourth edition of the Stinky Design Contest is making a comeback! This year’s contest promises to be more exciting than ever as we collaborate with the SHAPESHIFT Festival to explore the unknown and harness it as a creative force for developing an exceptional Stinky Socks design.

We’re challenging creative minds worldwide to join us in shaping the future of socks in both online and offline realms. Whether you prefer offline sock design or digital creations, all formats are welcome. If you opt for an offline design, you can download our template here. For those choosing digital socks, feel free to utilize every possible tool at your disposal- AR, NFT you name it.

For the 2023 contest, we will have five winners, each receiving a unique recognition:

Grand Prix – This prestigious award will honor the outstanding design created using our following line. The winner will be selected by a jury comprised of our friends at NEXT-DC agency and the SHAPESHIFT Festival.

The SHAPESHIFT Favorite – The Shapeshift Festival will acknowledge the three most innovative designs with full access accreditation, granting them access to keynotes, films, and events throughout the festival.

The Stinky Family’s Favorite – This special award will be chosen by the #stinkyfamily worldwide. The selected design will become the family favorite and the winner will receive a year’s supply of Stinky Socks.

SHAPESHIFT is a series of events that delve into the intricate relationship between humanity and innovation. It encompasses art, science, politics, curiosity, and innovation, all of which shape and reshape our world. SHAPESHIFT is an inclusive gathering for everyone – you, your neighbor, students, artists, engineers, and all curious individuals excited by the unknown.

Please take a moment to read the full rules provided below. We value your creativity and time, so we kindly request that you adhere to the simple rules and submission guidelines outlined:

1. Download the sock drawing template from here.

2. Let your imagination run wild with your drawings, but do check our current designs for inspiration here or learn more about SHAPESHIFT Festival here. This will give you a glimpse of what’s achievable and what excites the creators of the festival.

3.Submit as many designs as you’d like via IG story, and remember to tag @stinky_socks or email by 23:59 h EET on May 26th, 2023. Please ensure that your social media account is not set to private.

4.There will be five winners: the Grand Prix, The Family’s Favorite, and the SHAPESHIFT Favorite. The Grand Prix winner will receive a year’s supply of socks and the opportunity to see their design produced with our Spring 2024 line. The Family’s Favorite winner will also be awarded a year’s supply of socks. The SHAPESHIFT Favorite will be granted full access accreditation to the festival from 02.06.2023 until 04.06.2023 in Sofia, Bulgaria. This includes access to keynotes, exhibitions, film screenings, and parties. However, please note that transport and accommodation in Sofia, Bulgaria, are not included in the prize.

5.On May 29th, we will announce the winners on

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here, and don’t forget to read the fine print below.

This is the last Year’s winner ZHELEV X STINKY

Participation in this contest does not require physical purchasing any of the Stinky Socks products. The big prize of year’s supply is 12 pairs of Stinky Socks from our lifestyle line. The same applies to the Viewers Choice winner. All submissions must use the provided template form and the submission process. If the form and the process are not followed, we may not consider your work an entry.

*The physical production of the design depends on the complexity of the design idea. Due to production limitations, we may not be able to produce it. Best of luck!