2012 New Years Design Contest Official Rules

Dec 19


Hi everyone, here are the official rules and guidelines for our New Years 2011 Design Contest. If you have any questions, just post them as a response to this blog post.

Here we go:

No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

Many will enter, only a few will win.

Void where prohibited.

Contest Dates: The Contest starts 12/19/11 and Ends 1/15/12 at Midnight (Pacific).

Announcement Of Winners: The winning designs will be announced on Youtube on or before January 29th, 2012.

How To Enter: Via Youtube thru the Liberty Jane Clothing Channel.


To enter simply create a video of your drawn design, and respond to the contest in one of the two ways. You can enter as many unique and original designs as you’d like, but make sure each video entry only has 1 design. So if you want to enter 2 designs, make 2 videos entries.

By entering the contest, you are promising that the Design is your original idea, it can be inspired by another outfit, or similar, but it has to have some unique elements that you have added. Do not use photography that is not your own.

By entering the contest, you are promising that you haven’t already entered your design in one of our previous design contests. In other words, DO NOT recycle your old designs that you already entered previously (that didn’t win). They won’t win.

By entering the contest, you are acknowledging that Liberty Jane Clothing creates unique designs for retail purposes in an ongoing way, and our future design work, and any design name, isn’t restricted to exclude anything similar to what you’ve submitted. In other words, you can’t get mad at us if our future designs, (or names of outfits), are similar to an outfit you submit. We do not run these contests to get design ideas. Any similarity between our future work, and your contest entries will be coincidental.

Judging Criteria: This is a skills based contest. Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

1) Overall Presentation – including the outfit, (and the video itself).
2) Scale and proportion of your design - Your design needs to look like it fits an 18 inch doll.
3) Color and symmetry – Design elements and color choices need to be contemporary.
4) Originality – some small element needs to be unique and interesting.


The Grand Prize Winning designer gets their outfit made for them for free, plus a 2012 Girl Of The Year Doll from American Girl.

2nd place will receive a 50% off coupon for either Liberty Jane Clothing or Liberty Jane Patterns.

3rd place will receive a 25% off coupon for either Liberty Jane Clothing or Liberty Jane Patterns.

The Top 50 entries playlist will be shared on our Youtube Channel.

Notification: Winning designers will be notified via email from Liberty Jane Clothing before the formal announcement video is completed, generally a few days before, but it could be last minute, we make no promises, and don’t assume anything. After communicating with the winning designers, we will post a video showing the winning designs.

Delivery Of Prizes: Winning designers will need to provide a street address to Liberty Jane Clothing, so we can mail the prize. It does not need to be a home address, it can be a work address for example. Shipping will be paid by Liberty Jane Clothing. There is no expense if you are the winner – it’s all really free.

Updates and Ongoing Announcements: Any announcements or updates will be posted as comments on the Liberty Jane Clothing Youtube Channel.

If you have questions, simply post them as a response to this blog post.
The Liberty Jane Team


  1. Olivia AGmylife /

    YAY! I’ve been designing since October (don’t blame me for being a fashion nerd!) for this contest!!!!!!! Good luck everyone!!!

  2. Blackberrybread /

    Do you gave to live in the USA to enter?

  3. OMG!!! TOO COOL!!


    GRACIE <3

  4. id love to enter but i cant no youtube account my mom wont let me make one :(

  5. I think this is going to be really cool! Are the rules th same as the last contest’s rules? I have a few entries that I’ll post soon. I hope you’ll like them! Thanks!

  6. When will you have another contest you can enter via Facebook? Last time you had one i didn’t have a facebook, but now I do, but probably won’t get a youtube for a long time, but i love love love desiging doll clothes and would love to enter!

    • Cinnamon & Team /

      We tried entries via Facebook, but it didn’t work well. There were lots of problems with it. So we’ve decided to just stick with Youtube as the method for entering. Sorry!

  7. Yay! I am going to enter. I’ll be getting a YouTube soon. Is there a specific theme to this contest?

  8. please tell me how to make a video response!!!! im clueless somebody let me know! i have really good entries but dont know how to ge them up!! some one please fill me in!!!!

    • Cinnamon & Team /

      You make a video, then upload it to Youtube. Then you go to our contest video, and you click ‘comment’ and choose ‘create a video response’. then just attach your video. If you’re not sure how to do it there are tutorials in Youtube. It’s very easy!

  9. PLEASE somebody tell me how to enter!!! i dont know how to do a video response!! please this is really important i need to win this thing, or at least have LJC watch my vids!!! i have good ebtrie sbut i have no idea what so ever on how to upload these!!!! please let me know!!!

  10. Lindsey z. /

    Hi LJC!! Thank you for doing this again!!
    I have one question. Can we do Heels?
    Thank you!!

  11. i came up with an idea might have to use my dads youtube though!!!

    YOU’LL LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. awesome! im so glad u are doing this again! i <3 u guys! :D

  14. can we enter through Facebook and post the video entry on LJC facebook?

    • Cinnamon & Team /

      Unfortunately we can only allow entries through Youtube…

  15. Check out my entries for the 2012 new year’s design contest

  16. Can I enter if i dont live in the US or Canada?

  17. Hello :)
    I have two questions: I am simply awful at drawing bodies for the clothing to model on, is It acceptable to use a body template? It’s just a simple light gray outline of a girls body.
    And also, is there an age limit? I’m 22 years old but am dying to own the new 2012 doll, she’s so beautiful <3

    Thank you so much!

  18. I just made my entry but my computer won’t let me upload videos! What do I do? Please respond with the email I use to comment on this…. Thank you, merry christmas!

  19. Quinn /

    Hey LJC!
    I was just wondering if you watch all of the videos that are entered in the contest?
    If you do, how long does it take for you to watch them all?
    Do you start watching them before the contest ends?

    Sorry for all the questions, I was just wondering! :)

  20. Sarah /

    Hi, im really excited about the contest, Cinnamon, but i have a question. Can you include accesories like headbands?? Thanx, cant wait to see who places where!!

  21. chanel /

    i have one thing to say so do you have to live in the USA to enter or canada like that because i have alot of patterns i hope you get this

  22. Sophie /

    umm , well your contest has ended now but i was wondering how often you do these contests as i was on holidays and didn’t get to post my entry :)

  23. Lexi (DiscoDanceAGsisters) /

    I put so much into my designs! I hope you like mine!

  24. mikaela /

    I can’t wait for the results!!

  25. Zahria /

    How do you figure out the top 100 in this contest?

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