Announcing Our Snapshot-to-Studio Contest! — UPDATE: WE HAVE A WINNER!

Snapshot to Studio

Do you tackle looks from “street chic” to “gala glam” like a pro on our Style Gallery? If so, you’re already an inspiration to our community, but your soaring style could also land you your very own photo shoot at ModCloth! And that’s just one of the amazing prizes for the winner of our Snapshot-to-Studio Contest.

Entering is a snap! Select your fave three photos that you share on the Style Gallery between 10/1 and 11/15, and send ’em to us via Submittable along with your answers to our questionnaire (see below) about your personal style. We’ll accept submissions up to 1 p.m. PT on 11/15.

After that, our Community Team members will hold video interviews with eight of their top-choice contestants. From there, four finalists will be announced in an update to this post on 11/20, and then promoted in a Style Gallery collection. We’ll invite the community to vote on these finalists via ‘loves’ from 11 a.m. PT, 11/20 to 11 a.m. PT, 11/22.

The fab fashionista with the most ‘loves’ nabs a $500 GC and a trip to ModCloth for a photo shoot in 2014 (date, location, and other details to be arranged with the winner)! The runner-up with the second most ‘loves’ gets a $75 GC, and the other two finalists will each receive a $50 GC.

But, before polishing your lovely look and positioning your trusty tripod, check out the deets:

  • All entries must be submitted via Submittable.
  • Entries to Submittable will be accepted from now until 1 p.m. PT on 11/15/2013. Your entry photos must have gone live on the Style Gallery from 10/1 until the submission deadline at 1 p.m. PT on 11/15. Photos must have been uploaded from your ModCloth account. Duplicate image submissions are not eligible, especially if the original was received prior to 10/1.
  • As always, you may submit as many photos to the Style Gallery as you like (because we love to see ’em!), but only the top three that you send to Submittable with your completed questionnaire will be considered.
  • No email submissions will be accepted.
  • All images should be at least 462 pixels wide.
  • Participants should follow our Official Contest Rules and Community Guidelines for photo submissions.
  • The Community Team will judge this contest and choose finalists based on their signature style, personal creativity, and inspirational approach.
  • Based on judging criteria, the Community Team will conduct video interviews with their top eight contestants to select four finalists.
  • Four finalists will be announced on 11/20 as an update to this post, and their outfit pics will be promoted on the Style Gallery for voting via ‘loves’ from 11/20 – 11/22.
  • The contributor with the most ‘loves’ wins a $500 GC, plus a trip to ModCloth for a photo shoot in 2014 (dates, location, & other details to be arranged with the winner).
  • All finalists will be contacted via email regarding video interviews and prizes.
  • Currently, this contest is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents who are at least 18 years old.


  1. Where are you from, and what do you do?
  2.  Describe your style and/or signature look.
  3. Who are your style icons, and why?
  4. What are your film, art, music, literary, or other inspirations?
  5. Is there anything else we should know about you?
  6. Please list your D.O.B.

If you haven’t introduced your stylish self on the Style Gallery yet, now’s the perfect time! Who knows – a more formal and fabulous introduction on-set at ModCloth could be just around the corner!

UPDATE — The Snapshot to Studio Contest has officially ended and we have a winner! After verifying all the loves, our big winner is… Katie M! Our runner up is Melissa C, 3rd place goes to Anna M, and 4th place is awarded to Katie A

divider Our Top 8 Finalists divider


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  1. 20somethingsimple 10/21/2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Can the answer to questions three and four be similar?

    • ModCloth 10/22/2013 at 8:43 am #

      Hey there! The answers to those questions can be whatever you would like. Generally, question three is more about people that inspire you and question four can be about things or ideas. Let your creativity shine!

  2. Audrey 10/21/2013 at 4:28 pm #

    Can’t believe that the age is 18 years or older 🙁

    • ModCloth 10/22/2013 at 8:52 am #

      Hi Audrey! So sorry that you are not able to enter this time around. No need to worry, though! You can definitely still participate by loving your favorite look during the final round of voting from 11/20-11/22. Hopefully we’ll be able to do more awesome stuff like this in the future, so keep an eye out!

  3. Jasmine Wu 10/21/2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Can’t wait to enter!

  4. Cady 10/22/2013 at 8:07 am #

    This is a dream come true! Thank you for giving us this opportunity!

  5. Dorothee 10/25/2013 at 2:35 pm #

    This contest should be open to entries from Canada!!!

    • Florence 10/28/2013 at 9:39 am #

      I agree!!

    • ModCloth 10/31/2013 at 9:29 am #

      Hey Dorothee! We definitely hold our Canadian customers close to our hearts and wish we had been able to hold this contest internationally. We’re listening and will keep your feedback in mind as we plan future fun!

  6. Kendra 10/27/2013 at 4:45 am #

    Just to make sure – for this contest, do we have to wear clothes that we have purchased from Modcloth or can we wear any clothes that represent the Modcloth aesthetic?
    Thanks! =)

  7. Adi 10/30/2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Modcloth is world wide! The competition should be too! 🙁

    • ModCloth 10/31/2013 at 9:16 am #

      Hi Adi! We absolutely adore our international fans and are certainly taking your frustrations into account. While we were not able to include other countries in this contest, we hope to be able to open up a great opportunity like this to all ModLovers in the future!

      • Adi 10/31/2013 at 11:12 am #

        I would love to take part in a style competition, maybe not one that involves flying round the world…

  8. Meg Amanda 11/08/2013 at 6:57 am #

    For the questionnaire, do you prefer us to list the answers to each question separately, or are we able to write an essay with all of the answers included?

    • ModCloth 11/11/2013 at 10:12 am #

      Hiya, Meg! You are more than welcome to use either option. We’ve seen a bit of both thus far, so whatever makes more sense to you! 🙂

  9. Julia Rose 11/09/2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Hello! 🙂 Is our ‘cover letter’ supposed to be our answers to the questionnaire? Thank ya! xx

  10. Elyse Cornett 11/11/2013 at 5:55 am #

    What if you are a US citizen, but are currently living abroad.. does that disqualify you? I will only be abroad for 3 more months, and then returning to the states.

    • ModCloth 11/11/2013 at 10:18 am #

      Hi Elyse! The final shoot is actually scheduled for a bit sooner than 3 months out, so I’m really bummed to say that it does not sound like you will be back in the states yet. Please make sure to keep an eye out for more contests in the future, though!

  11. Meg Amanda 11/14/2013 at 6:22 pm #

    So, this is probably a really obvious question; but in the contest requirements, it states that we must “upload photos from our ModCloth account”. The three photos I wish to use HAVE gone live in the Style Gallery, but how do I upload them from my account – or does this mean I simply use the originals that I submitted? I want to enter correctly! Help!

  12. Caitlin W. 11/21/2013 at 1:46 pm #

    I have to admit, I’m a little bit disappointed that none of your curvier fans are represented among the finalists. Particularly since y’all have been such pioneers when it comes to advocating for better fashion options for a range of sizes, it surprises me that none of the entries would come from a curvier gal.

    • ModCloth 11/25/2013 at 8:46 am #

      Hi Caitlin! Thank you so much for the feedback. We received so many amazing entrants, it was really hard for us to narrow it down to even 8. After seeing all of the entries, we selected the community members whose style inspired us the most. We hope if we are able to run a contest like this again that we’ll see an even more diverse range of style for all sizes. Keep your eyes towards the future and thank you again for the comment! 🙂

  13. Dalis M 12/04/2013 at 8:53 pm #

    When will the next contest be open again?

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