Announcing the 2012 Mochimochi Photo Contest!

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners!


Got yarn, needles, and a camera? It’s now officially time to enter the 6th annual Mochimochi Photo Contest!

Once again, we’re looking for the cutest, funniest, most interesting photos of Mochimochi Land toys. All you have to do to enter is upload your photo(s) to the Mochimochi Friends group on Flickr by Monday, December 3rd.

Winners will receive adorable goodies from Japan and amazing prizes from our generous sponsors Knit Picks and Potter Craft!



This contest is open to knitters worldwide. To be eligible, your photo 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 (Knitting Mochimochi, Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi, or Super-Scary Mochimochi), or one of the free patterns on the Mochimochi Blog. The pattern may be modified, but not beyond recognition from the original design.

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

How to enter

Simply upload your photo(s) to the Mochimochi Friends Flickr group. If you don’t have a Flickr account, it is free and easy to register (though we recommend signing up as soon as possible, because it takes a little time for your account to be approved for sharing photos in a group). You can enter as many photos as you want, within reason.

(All photos uploaded since the deadline of the 2011 photo contest last year are already entered in this year’s contest!)


The last day to enter the contest is December 3rd, 2012. We’ll announce the semi-finalists shortly thereafter here on the blog, then everyone will be able to vote for their favorites! So be sure to check the blog in December.


First place prize will be a bunch of cute goodies from Japan, a $20 gift certificate to the Mochimochi Shop, and a $50 gift certificate to Knit Picks.

The top winner living in the US will also receive 8 books courtesy of Potter Craft!


Second place prize will be a handful of cute goodies from Japan, a $15 gift certificate to Mochimochi Land, and a $10 gift certificate to Knit Picks.

Third place prize will be a $10 gift certificate to Mochimochi Land and a $10 gift certificate to Knit Picks.

So get those needles clicking and those cameras snapping!

9 thoughts on “Announcing the 2012 Mochimochi Photo Contest!

  1. Oooooo yay! I’ll try my best to make it this years contest! And so it’s only for people living in the US who get those books from Potter Craft??

  2. Yes, I hope you enter! I tried to give plenty of warning before the deadline.

    And yes, unfortunately the Potter Craft books can only be shipped to a winner in the US.

    Knit Picks, on the other hand, usually only ships to the US, but I’ve worked it out with them so that I’ll be a middleperson to ship purchases to a winner if they live in a different country.

  3. That’s a great question, Stephanie!

    Now that I think about it , I think we’ll end up doing it like we did with the tiny bunny photo contest in the spring, so entries can either be a single photo or a series. It would help if you number the series so we can be sure that’s what it is.

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