Such details have come to light that I do not endorse this contest. As the contest sponsor later admitted to me, Sopheme intends to use submissions for product development even if no prizes are awarded. My preference would have been to delete the entry entirely but I decided to leave it here for future web searchers who wanted more details about this firm’s practices.
Here’s an interesting opportunity from Sopheme. Unlike other design contests, this one requires the submission of a sample garment. Could be fun, no?
There are ten possible winners, first place ($2,000), second ($500) and a possible eight alternates ($250). The best 25 nightgowns will be reimbursed up to $25 for materials. One downside to the challenge; the rules stipulate that awarding of prizes is incumbent upon receiving 30 entries. The deadline for entries is August 15th, 2009.