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By the end of this week’s challenge you’ll be ready to plan your next backyard barbecue! Fire up your favorite design program to create a repeating design inspired by the savory bites you’ll find at any summer cookout. Don’t forget to include your favorites like hot dogs, hamburgers and one of our personal picks - watermelon!


Overview

From a challenge inspired by International Women’s Day on March 8 to a prompt that will have you dreaming up your next fixer upper, we think this month’s design challenge themes will spark your creativity (and maybe even your taste buds!). If you’ve been trying to design more in 2018, why not set a goal of entering all four challenges this month? Can’t commit to all four weeks? That’s OK! Our monthly challenges are designed to encourage your creativity in a fun way that works with your busy schedule!

Prizes

  • 1st place winner will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit.
  • 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.

Summer Cookout Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 3 PM EST.
  • 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 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

  • 02/05/2018: Submissions open
  • 03/27/2018: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 03/29/2018: Public voting opens
  • 04/03/2018: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 04/05/2018: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Circles Are the New Triangle Design Challenge

Circles Are the New Triangle

Vote Now

Winners to be announced July 26

Food Frenzy Lake Coloring Book Challenge

Food Frenzy Lake Coloring Book

See the Challenge

Submissions close July 24 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins July 26

See the Tacos and Burritos design challenge

Tacos and Burritos

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Submissions close July 31 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins August 2

Submissions close August 7 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins August 9

Submissions close August 14 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins August 16

Submissions close August 21 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins August 23

Victorian Era Design Challenge

Victorian Era

See the Challenge

Submissions close August 28 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins August 30

Current Challenge Past Challenges