Category: Mochimochi Photo Contest

11th Annual Mochimochi Photo Contest: Honorable Mentions!

Many thanks to everyone who entered the 11th Annual Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest! I love that so many of you decided to spend precious hours knitting cute little creatures and making them do weird stuff for all the internet to see. Your creativity is an inspiration, for 11 years running!

Without further ado, here are this year’s honorable mentions! We loved these photos and are excited to share them here. (See full images and credits after the jump.)

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11th Annual Mochimochi Photo Contest: The Video Vote!

UPDATE: Thank you for the votes! The poll is now closed and we will announce the winners soon.

A handful of dedicated knitters made the effort to get their mochis moving for the video portion of the 11th Annual Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest. They are the coolest! We’ve made it easy for you voters, narrowing it down to three finalists—that means they’re already all winners!

Watch the embedded videos first, then for your favorite one OR two in the survey below. The poll is open through Sunday, May 20th.

(Click below for the ballot.)

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11th Annual Mochimochi Photo Contest: The Photo Vote!

UPDATE: Thank you for the votes! The poll is now closed and we will announce the winners soon.

Here is your ballot for the 11th Annual Mochimochi Photo Contest! We’ll leave the poll open through Sunday, May 20th. Please vote only one time (although you can vote for as many photos as you like, and we ask that you vote for at LEAST 2 photos).

Good luck to these very bold and original knitters!

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Announcing the 11th Annual Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest

UPDATE: Thank you for the votes! The poll is now closed and we will announce the winners soon.

The 11th Annual Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest is now open for entries!

For the 11th year, we’re looking for the cutest, funniest, most creative photos and videos of Mochimochi Land toys. Enter through your favorite social media platform (see below for details). Deadline is March 31st!

Winners will receive awesome prizes from our favorite sponsor Knit Picks, gift certificates to Mochimochi Land, and more!

Eligibility

This contest is open to knitters worldwide. To be eligible, your photo or video must contain at least one knitted toy made from a Mochimochi Land pattern. This can be a pattern from the Mochimochi Shop, a pattern from one of the Mochimochi books by Anna Hrachovec, or one of the free patterns on the Mochimochi Blog. The pattern may be modified, but not beyond recognition from the original design. (The use of Photoshop is OK, and other toys/characters, including other knitted toys, are welcome to appear in your photo or video too!)

Note that we’re looking for humor, cuteness, and originality—not necessarily the most professional-looking photos and videos. We want everyone to enter!

How to enter

PHOTOS: There are three ways to enter photos. Please choose just one, and enter up to 8 photos.*

1) Post your photo(s) on Instagram with the hashtag #mochiphotocontest18.

2) Post your photo(s) to the Mochimochi Land Facebook page with the hashtag #mochiphotocontest18.

3) Add your photo(s) to the Mochimochi Land Flickr group. All photos uploaded to this group since the last contest deadline, December 14th, 2016, are already entered in this year’s contest!

VIDEOS: You can post your video to Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or Vimeo. To make sure we see it, please email me the link at info@mochimochiland.com with the subject line VIDEO ENTRY. Please do not send the video as an attachment. We prefer that the length of your video be at least 30 seconds to at most 2 minutes long. Enter up to 3 videos.

Deadline

The last day to enter the contest is March 31st, 2018 April 30th, 2018. We’ll announce the finalists shortly thereafter here on the blog, and everyone will be able to vote for their favorites! So be sure to check the blog after the deadline.

Prizes!

The first place photo and video prizes will include a $100-value surprise gift package from Knit Picks, a $50 gift certificate to Mochimochi Land, and more.

The second place photo and video prizes will include a $50 gift package from Knit Picks, a $25 gift certificate to Mochimochi Land, and more.

The third place photo and video prizes will be all surprises this year!

Thank you to Knit Picks for their continued awesome sponsorship!

Needles ready? Cameras set? GO!

* This limit doesn’t apply to photos already added to the Flickr group.

Winners of the 10th Annual Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest

The results are in! We are excited to announce the winners of the 10th Annual Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest!

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First, let me say thank you once again to everyone who participated with your very creative entries. Mochimochi Land is really a real place because of all the knitting and enthusiasm that you share!

Big thank-yous also go to all of our wonderful sponsors this year.
Our longtime super-sponsor Knit Picks is providing exciting surprise prize packages to our winners. What could be included??? Knit Picks carries all sorts of wonderful stuff, including yarn, needles, patterns, kits, and knitting notions and tools that you didn’t even know existed.

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Knit Picks Palette yarn, one of my personal favorites.

Knitwear designer SpillyJane (who I interviewed here) is sending all six winners this delectable collection of PDF patterns from her Ravelry store:

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And knitwear designer Angela Tong (who I interviewed here) is also sending all six winners this beautiful collection of PDF patterns from her Ravelry store:

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Plus! My mother-in-law, Bonney Teti (who I video-interviewed here) has contributed a collection of vintage and not-so-vintage patterns, books, and kits from her World’s Biggest Yarn Stash to be divvied out to the winners:

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Thanks to these generous friends we’ve got the best and biggest prizes ever this year!

So without further ado, here are your winners in the photo category.

It was a close race for third place, but in the end it went to the oh-so-clever Deep Sea Shadow Box by Huey Li.

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Well done Huey! You win a $50 surprise gift package from Knit Picks, patterns from SpillyJane and Angela Tong, goodies from Bonney Teti’s World’s Biggest Yarn Stash, and a $20 gift card to Mochimochi Land.

In second place is the very zen Sweet Yoga by Wooly Brain (aka Denise).

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Yay Denise! You win a $75 gift package from Knit Picks, patterns from SpillyJane and Angela Tong, goodies from Bonney’s World’s Biggest Yarn Stash, and a $20 gift card to Mochimochi Land.

And first place in the photo category goes to the stunning rainbow of Tiny Hedgehogs by The Bon (aka Bonnie).

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Congratulations, Bonnie! You win a $100 gift package from Knit Picks, patterns from SpillyJane and Angela Tong, goodies from Bonney’s stash, and a $20 gift card to Mochimochi Land.

Now for our video category winners!

Again we had a tight race for the second and third place winners. In third place is the very current Mochimochi Land Mannequin Challenge by Juleenbean.

Nice job, Juleen! You win patterns from SpillyJane and Angela Tong, goodies from Bonney’s World’s Biggest Yarn Stash, and four tiny kits from the Mochimochi Shop.

In second place is the tragicomic How Snowy Lost his Nose by Toomanycupcakes (aka Sara).

Beautiful, Sara! You win patterns from SpillyJane and Angela Tong, goodies from Bonney’s stash, and four tiny kits from the Mochimochi Shop.

And last but certainly not least, first place in the video category goes to the epic saga The Witch and the Dog by Lais.

Amazing, Lais! You win a $100 gift package from Knit Picks, patterns from SpillyJane and Angela Tong, goodies from Bonney’s stash, and six tiny kits from the Mochimochi Shop.

Congratulations to these most creative knitters! And that wraps up the 9th Annual Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest—thank you again to Knit Picks, SpillyJane, Angela Tong, Bonney Teti, and all who participated with entries and voting.

10th Annual Mochimochi Photo Contest: The Big VIDEO VOTE

Update: The poll is now closed. Thank you for your votes! Results coming soon!

For the third year in a row, we had a video category in the Mochimochi Photo Contest. Making a video is way more involved than taking a still photo, but the reward is more storytelling and the magic of seeing your mochis come to life.

This year we had six great entries, so we’re also holding a video vote! First, watch the embedded videos below, then please vote for your favorite (or favorites!) using the ballot at the bottom of this post. We’ll leave the poll open through Sunday, January 22nd.

Good luck to these creative knitter-animators!

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10th Annual Mochimochi Photo Contest: The Big VOTE

Update: The poll is now closed. Thank you for your votes! Results coming soon!

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Here it is, your ballot for the 10th Annual Photo Contest! We’ll leave the poll open through Sunday, January 22nd. Please vote only once time (although you can vote for as many photos as you like).

Good luck to these creative knitters!

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10th Annual Mochimochi Photo Contest: Honorable Mentions

Thank you, everyone, for your entries in the 10th Annual Mochimochi Photo + Video Contest! Yes, somehow this really was the 10th annual contest!

Today we’re pleased to announce the 12 Honorable Mentions in the photo portion of our contest, and very soon we’ll have the big vote on the 12 finalist photos. We’ll present the videos next week.

So without further ado, here are your Honorable Mentions! We loved these entries and are excited to share them here. See the full images close up after the jump!

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