The Mug Madness Hall of Fame

Individual Records

Participants in every Mug Madness so far

Bri Larson • Deidra Krois • Horacio Casillas • Kyle Rees • Maliya Travers-Crumb • Samantha Hostert • Taylor Callaway

Most Matches Won by a Single Artist

Bri Larson: 11 • Samantha Hostert: 6 • Phil Matthews: 6 • Chris Hosbach: 6 • Juan Barroso: 6

Bri Larson has made it the semifinals twice(!) and the Salty Sixteen once, but no championship...yet.

Closest Matches

MM21 Match 57: Juan Barroso beat Lyndee Deal by just 6 votes. • MM21 Match 14: Aaron Rotchadl beat Martha Grover by 7 votes. • MM20 Match 49: Marita Manson beat Joel Willson by 10 votes.

Most Lopsided Matches

MM20 Match 36: Chris Hosbach wins with 79% of the vote (1123 vote margin) • MM20 Match 33: Marita Manson wins with 77% of the vote (985 vote margin)• MM21 Match 35: Lyndee Deal wins with 74% of the vote (1550 vote margin)

Match Highlights

MM20 Match 22 was an absolute bruiser of a first round match between Mug Madness veterans Bri Larson and Meghan Yarnell. 1820 votes were cast in this match, the most votes of the 2020 tournament, and Bri Larson managed to squeak out a win by just 94 votes. • Juan Barroso won a handful of close matches on his way to the championship, but none was closer than his fourth-round match MM21 Match 57 against Lyndee Deal. 3616 votes were cast during the 12-hour match, and in the end Juan won by just 6 votes.

Fun Facts

More than 150,000 votes were cast during the 2021 Mug Madness tournament • In 2021, we had 294 mug entries from 220 artists and 7 countries. • The average retail price for a Mug Madness 21 mug was $66.




Mug Madness 2022
Juried by Brandon Peña and Didem Mert


Entries open November 5th • Entries close January 15th


Mug Madness 2021
Juried by Michelle Ettrick and Chris Hosbach

2021 Tournament Champion: Juan Barroso, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mug
Runner up: Charlotte GrenierTufted Mug
Artist's Choice Winner: Brandon PeñaChevron Mug

Full tournament results here.
Tournament Direction by Steve Leroux
Graphic Design by Grace Martinez



Mug Madness 2020
Juried by Chanakarn Semachai and Adrienne Eliades

2020 Tournament Champion: Chris Hosbach, Raindrop Mug
Runner up: Lakyn BowmanMug 1
Artist's Choice Winner: Brian SaramaStormy Pinched Mug

Full tournament results here.
Tournament Direction by Steve Leroux
Graphic Design by Grace Martinez


Mug Madness 2019
Juried by Justin Rothshank with Sarah Steininger Leroux


Full tournament results here.
Tournament Direction by Steve Leroux
Graphic Design by Jennifer Fujimoto