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Do you spend your weekends venturing to local botanical gardens, dreaming of the next oversized houseplant to make its way into your home? This week’s challenge will be the cure to your leafy green obsession. While you are not required to block print for this challenge, your entry should be inspired by the block printing technique.


Overview

We’re getting a jump-start on the holidays with a month of design challenges highlighting your go-to gift of the season, tea towels! Whether you’re doing the hemming yourself or leaving it to the experts over at Roostery, the season wouldn’t be complete without a few new tea towels added to your kitchen collection. Like last year’s challenge, all designs made available for sale in the four tea towel challenges will also automatically be previewed on Roostery’s Special Edition Spoonflower Tea Towel.

Prizes

  • 1 first place winner each week will receive a $200 Roostery credit, a $200 Spoonflower credit and one custom Linen Cotton Canvas Spoonflower Edition tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value).
  • The 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit and one custom Linen Cotton Canvas Spoonflower Edition tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value).
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit and one custom Linen Cotton Canvas Spoonflower Edition tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value).
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit and one custom Linen Cotton Canvas Spoonflower Edition tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value).
  • 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.

Botanical Block Print Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Entries will be submitted at the Linen Cotton Canvas fat quarter size (27″ x 18”) but previewed during voting as a Spoonflower Special Edition Tea Towel (16" x 24").
  • All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 25 winning designs.
  • Public designs previously uploaded on Spoonflower.com 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.

Timeline

  • 09/05/2017: Submissions open
  • 10/10/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 10/12/2017: Public voting opens
  • 10/17/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 10/18/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Winter Glamour Design Challenge

Elegant Holiday Limited Color Palette

See the Challenge

Winners to be announced May 24

Animals by Air Design Challenge

Animals by Air

See the Challenge

Voting begins May 24

Animals by Land Design Challenge

Animals by Land

See the Challenge

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

Animals by Sea Design Challenge

Animals of the Ocean

See the Challenge

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

Bauhaus Design Challenge

Bauhaus Movement

See the Challenge

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

Four Wheels Design Challenge

Four Wheels

See the Challenge

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

Current Challenge Past Challenges