Announcing the 2014 Mochimochi Photo Series Contest

Update: Congratulations to our winners!

The time has come, mochi knitters, for this year’s springtime photo contest!


We all know that cute knitted creatures are great for gifts, decorations, and the occasional tea cozy, but what do your mochis get up to when no one is looking? We want to see your knitted friends in action through a series of photos!

Choose any Mochimochi Land creatures to feature in your story. Then, take a series of photos showing your mochis getting up to something: fighting crime, exploring the universe, putting on a concert—let your imagination go wild!

The top three photo series will win stunning hand-dyed Mini Skeinbows from Happy Go Lucky, an awesome indie dyer local to our new Chicago home. And everyone will win positive creative karma!

The deadline for entries is May 27th.




Knitters from all countries are welcome to enter! To be eligible, your photo series must contain at least one knitted toy made from a Mochimochi Land pattern. That can be any pattern from the Mochimochi Shop, from Anna’s books, or one of the free patterns available here. The pattern may be modified, but not beyond recognition from the original design.

How to enter

Simply add your photo series to the Mochimochi Friends Flickr group, include numbers in their titles to indicate the order they should be viewed in, and tag them with seriescontest14. 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).

This is a series contest, so your entry should consist of 3 to 6 photos showing a story taking place. You may enter up to three series. Photos entered in this contest will not be eligible for the 2014 Mochimochi Photo Contest this fall.


Winners will be picked by us at Mochimochi Land, but the Flickr pool is open to be seen by everyone. We will be focusing on creativity in this contest, and not just looking for pretty images.


The last day to enter the contest is May 27, 2014. We’ll announce the winners shortly thereafter!


The top three winners each receive a selection of colorful selection of fingering-weight wool/nylon yarn provided by Happy Go Lucky: third place gets a 6-skein Mini Skeinbow (Brights), second place gets two Mini Skeinbows (Brights and Lights), and first place gets three Mini Skeinbows (Brights, Lights, and Muted).


Thank you to Julie of Happy Go Lucky!

14 thoughts on “Announcing the 2014 Mochimochi Photo Series Contest

  1. Yes, Hannah! As long as it’s not modified so much that it looks like a completely different design.

  2. I hope you participate, Bonney! But everyone knows that you already have PLENTY of yarn.

  3. Good question, Madison! We’d like to keep the maximum to three series per person. (Adding that to the official details now.)

  4. Yay! University gets out this week so I should have some time to knit! I haven’t knit anything since… August?
    I’ve been going through withdrawal!

  5. Mariette, I totally agree with you! My university is getting out soon, and I, too, haven’t knit in forever! Can’t wait to get started again this summer :)

  6. Question… I’ve never used flickr, I just set up my account for this contest and I’m trying to figure out the upload. Do I go to the mochi mochi friends page and hit upload at the top? And to tag do I #?? Sorry, I’m confused =/

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