Name It and Win It: ModMobile Edition

ModCloth’s ever-popular Name It & Win It Contest is back, in a new and exciting ModMobile edition! You can play for a chance to win by following these simple steps:

1. If you do not already receive ModMobile texts, sign up now.

2. Wait for a text from us! It will come sometime today (Wednesday, March 3rd), and ask permission for us to send you an email containing a photo of the item that needs a name. Text YES to allow us to send you the email.

3. You will receive the email of the image within 30 minutes. Brainstorm some names for the item, then pick your favorite!

4. Reply to the last ModMobile text message with your contest submission. You may text one message only, with one name only. You must reply by today, March 3rd, at midnight EST. Submissions on the blog will not be considered.

5. Sit back, relax, and wait for a text from us announcing the contest winner (hopefully you)! Happy naming!

For full contest rules, check out our Contest and Comments Guidelines!

Congratulations to Allison, who made us LOL with her entry, I’m Beginning to Tree the Light. Thank you to all who participated!

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  1. Allie 03/03/2010 at 12:39 pm #

    I have an older phone that doesn’t accept pictures (horrible, I know!). How can I play?

  2. ModCloth 03/03/2010 at 12:45 pm #

    Hi Allie,

    No worries! We will actually be sending the image to your email address. All you have to do is text “YES” when prompted (see steps 2 and 3)

  3. Melissa 03/03/2010 at 1:10 pm #

    Sad news for those who don’t have cell phones. 🙁 I know, I’m in the minority! lol

  4. Anjo 03/03/2010 at 1:10 pm #

    Oh bummer. I dont have a cell phone. There is no way to participate without one?

  5. Amelia 03/03/2010 at 1:51 pm #

    My plan has no texting! I always feel like I’m in the minority, haha

  6. ModCloth 03/03/2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Melissa and Anjo,

    Bummer! Sorry about that. Unfortunately, you must have text message capabilities to participate in this particular contest. But don’t worry; there will be more contests on the blog in the future! So hang in there, and keep checking back! 🙂

  7. Sophie 03/03/2010 at 2:37 pm #

    Is the competition open for US residents only? I have some great name ideas 🙂

  8. Shannon C. 03/03/2010 at 2:48 pm #

    Why do the contest through texting if you have to use email anyways? That seems….odd. I don’t really care for this.

  9. Sarita 03/03/2010 at 3:04 pm #

    Probably using email to send the image because some people get charged extra if an image is sent to their phones. And, if you don’t have an IPhone or something like it, you wouldn’t be able to see the picture that well.

  10. Michelle 03/03/2010 at 3:04 pm #

    Is there a cutoff time to sign up today? I signed up a while ago, but I never receive texts. So I just did again!

  11. ModCloth 03/03/2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Hi Michelle! It is not too late. After you submit your information, you should get a confirmation text message asking you to opt in. Be sure you text “YES” back when you are prompted.

    If you don’t receive a message, or are still having trouble, let us know and we will send you more info!

  12. Michelle 03/03/2010 at 3:49 pm #

    For some reason I’m not getting the opt-in message. =(

  13. Elizabeth 03/03/2010 at 3:53 pm #

    I too wish I could participate but I don’t text. Oh well. Fun contest idea, though.

    Speaking of contests, I was wondering when the winners of the Olympics one will be announced. I’m looking forward to seeing the winning entries!

  14. ModCloth 03/03/2010 at 4:07 pm #

    Hey Elizabeth!

    The winners for the Olympic Styleboard contest will be announced on Monday! (it turns out going through 1300 entries takes a bit of time). Stay tuned!

  15. Emily 03/03/2010 at 4:14 pm #

    I just signed up for the ModMobile texts, and after i said yes, the text message after it accidentally got deleted before i got a chance to read it. Will you send it to me again please?

  16. Sophie 03/03/2010 at 4:41 pm #

    Shame this is only open to US and Canadian residents… I have lots of ideas!

  17. Melissa 03/03/2010 at 5:02 pm #

    I said yes to the message and got the reply but still haven’t recieved the e-mail with the picture. This was hours ago!

  18. ModCloth 03/03/2010 at 5:10 pm #

    Hi Melissa,

    The image is sent to your email. Check that! Then, text back your entry (see steps 3 and 4).

  19. Briar Greenhalgh 03/03/2010 at 5:29 pm #

    I’ve texted my idea a variety of times and ways but I keep getting this text back “We are sorry, but that keyword was not understood.”

    Any ideas on what i’m doing wrong so i can fix it?

  20. Hannah 03/03/2010 at 5:57 pm #

    yeah i am having the same problems briar

  21. ModCloth 03/03/2010 at 6:08 pm #

    Hi Briar and Hannah,

    Sorry you are having trouble! Please email your problems to for more help.

  22. Katie! 03/03/2010 at 6:10 pm #

    I never got the email. Should I resend the “yes” message?

  23. Carolyn 03/03/2010 at 6:17 pm #

    I’m not getting the text to opt-in 🙁

  24. ModCloth 03/03/2010 at 6:38 pm #

    Hey Katie & Carolyn,
    You guys can shoot me an email at as well & I’ll help you work it out!

  25. Jessica Hamlet 03/03/2010 at 6:47 pm #

    I got the text message but never got the email. I checked my Spam folder as well! I’ve texted my submission but I want to get emails from you guys! Help!

  26. Dee 03/03/2010 at 7:17 pm #

    Bummer for those without text messaging :(. Is there a particular reason that this competition is available only through text messaging?

    Alas… at least there’s always a next time.

  27. Karlene 03/03/2010 at 8:16 pm #

    I got the text messages but no the email as well

  28. ModCloth 03/03/2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Hi Jessica,

    You can send an email to & we will help you work it out!

  29. ModCloth 03/03/2010 at 8:47 pm #

    Hi Shannon C, Sophie, and Dee,

    Don’t worry; Name It & Win It and other contests will still happen on the blog! This contest was specifically for our ModMobile subscribers (just like there are some contests that occur only on Twitter, etc.) So don’t feel too left out; there are many more contests coming your way in the future! 🙂

  30. Elizabeth 03/03/2010 at 9:41 pm #

    I have waited over 30 minutes and still no email 🙁

  31. Elle 03/03/2010 at 11:02 pm #

    Is there only going to be this one item for name it and win it, or is this going on for multiple days?

    Already sent my name earlier today, hope you guys love it & choose it, too!

  32. BRL 03/03/2010 at 11:11 pm #

    I signed up, got the text, replied yes, but haven’t gotten an email yet…..

  33. Cecile 03/03/2010 at 11:27 pm #

    I texted back YES and I never got an email… 🙁

  34. Emily 03/03/2010 at 11:32 pm #

    I have a really cute name, but when I text, I get the error message that the key work is not recognized! Grr…

  35. Mary 03/04/2010 at 8:23 am #

    truthfully, this all sounds like too much work… also I am another one who doesn’t have texting in my plan. *sigh* I love the name it and win it contests too…

  36. Ali 03/04/2010 at 9:00 am #

    Never got a text beyond the initial “welcome to mod mobile”. 🙁 I had an AWESOME name, too! Sounds like this contest had lots of problems.

  37. Courtney 03/04/2010 at 10:04 am #

    This worked out perfectly and simply for me! Just saying something positive.

  38. ModCloth 03/04/2010 at 12:32 pm #

    Thank you to all 1,768 people who participated in this contest!We’ve received so many awesome names…picking just one won’t be easy! We will announce the lucky winner (via text message) on Monday!

    Thanks again for being the smartest, most creative bunch of people ever!

  39. Nikki 03/04/2010 at 5:08 pm #

    SHOOT!!! I missed it!!! Do you do this contest often?!? I’d love to participate!

    Also, I love all your stuff and your story 🙂

  40. Laura 03/04/2010 at 8:52 pm #

    I got the text at 9:30 am, but I never got an email 🙁 what’s up with that! sad day.

  41. kymlicka 03/05/2010 at 1:59 pm #

    i thought of a great name but im in europe.i felt like sharing it though the is lamp-scape!

  42. Payton 03/07/2010 at 2:05 pm #

    Such an awesome contest idea. I didn’t have any problems with the texts or e-mails.
    I love that you guys give the customers a chance to be a part of the designs and products on your site, it makes it feel like we’re an awesome modcloth community!

  43. Meg 03/08/2010 at 10:25 pm #

    I was very excited when i got this text, but i hadn’t gotten an e-mail AT ALL. I checked at about 9:00pm after i opted in at about 3:00pm. I was very disappointed. I think the contest was very creative and would’ve been a huge success with me… had it worked.

  44. megan 12/16/2010 at 11:15 pm #

    “speed it up a little!” dress

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