2022 Design Mania Contest

(The Design Mania Contest is based on the soapmaking design technique tutorials published in the latest issue (May/June) of Making Soap Magazine)

Four (4) soap design technique tutorials have been published in (May/June 2021) Making Soap Magazine.

  • Three Color Gradient One Pot Wonder
  • Rose Embed Soap
  • Sunflower Soap Painting – Inspired by Claude Monet
  • Mandala Soap Stone Technique

Order your copy (or subscribe!) and try at least one of the design techniques, take a photo, then submit your photo to enter the contest (submission form will open (below) on May 1st) and close on May 31st.


CONTEST ENTRY DATES: Contest begins May 1, 2022, at 12:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) and all entries must be submitted by May 31, 2022, at 11:59 PM PDT (the “Contest Entry Period”).


VOTING OPENS: June 1, 2021

VOTING CLOSES: June 15, 2021

WINNER ANNOUNCED: in theJuly/August issue.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Entry Period, an entrant must submit an original photo at the time of registration to be considered for entry into the Contest. Entries will be accepted on this page. Two Entries allowed. You may enter twice, but each submission must be for a different technique. Once an Entry has been submitted, it may not be changed, altered or modified.

The winner will be selected based on the total of the votes counted across all four (4) techniques.


To be eligible, an Entry may not:

1. May not include photos with watermarks or other overlaid text or images.

2. May not include photos that contain trademarks and/or logos.

3. Design Mania artists are allowed to enter, but not in their own category.

Making Soap Magazine reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not comply with these Official Rules in its sole discretion.

SELECTION OF WINNER: Following the expiration of the Voting Period, one (1) grand-prize winner will be selected based on total votes counted.

WINNER NOTIFICATIONS: Winner will be contacted via email as well as announced in the July/Aug 2022 issue.

OPEN WORLDWIDE: Entries located outside the USA may enter, however, should they be chosen the winner they will be responsible to pay for the shipping costs of the prizes.



Our Grand prize winner will receive the following:

Baraka Shea Butterwww.barakasheabutter.com

Blossom Bulk – www.blossombulk.com

Just Pigmentswww.justpigments.com

Soapers Worldwww.soapersworld.com

3 thoughts on “2022 Design Mania Contest

  1. Question-
    This is the first time for me. Are we to try to re-create the soaps using the same colors or can the colors vary as long as the technique is re-created? For example- Can I make different colored sunflowers as long as I follow the technique in the instructions?

  2. Hi Robin – great question.
    The colors can vary as long as the technique is re-created.

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