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For this week’s challenge, we’re letting our community choose. In July, we received over 250 challenge themes submitted via social media and took to the blog for a round of voting to find this week’s community chosen theme : Swedish Folk Art. Inspired by fables and allegories and depicted through repeating geometric shapes, this type of art was created to bring pleasure to everyday tasks.


For the month of August, we’re heading back to our classic design challenge format...with a little twist halfway through! This month, enjoy themes that will challenge you to think outside the design box, including one theme created and voted on by the Spoonflower community. Keep reading to see which theme won the popular vote and find out what other fun design themes we’ve dreamt up for this month!


  • 1 first place winner each week will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit.
  • The 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit.
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit.
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit. The top 25 popularly-voted designs from each theme will be automatically made available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (provided they are a verified seller) where they will receive 10% commission on every sale -- no $5 swatch required.

Swedish Folk Art Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI in a fat quarter size (21” x 18”) on the voting ballot.
  • All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 25 winning designs.
  • Public designs previously uploaded on are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • Moderation will take place at the close of the contest deadline.
  • See our blog page for even more Design Challenge details and a list of previous themes.


  • 07/07/2017: Submissions open
  • 08/08/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 08/10/2017: Public voting opens
  • 08/15/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 08/17/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Winter Glamour Design Challenge

Elegant Holiday Limited Color Palette

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Winners to be announced May 24

Animals by Air Design Challenge

Animals by Air

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Voting begins May 24

Animals by Land Design Challenge

Animals by Land

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Submissions close May 29 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins May 31

Animals by Sea Design Challenge

Animals of the Ocean

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Submissions close June 5 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 7

Bauhaus Design Challenge

Bauhaus Movement

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Submissions close June 12 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 14

Four Wheels Design Challenge

Four Wheels

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Submissions close June 19 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 21

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