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The Northern Lights are one of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomenons that many of us would be lucky to witness at least once in a lifetime. Look to the skies and create a surface design representative of Aurora Borealis. It can be abstract and watercolor to geometric; think outside the box and flex your creativity on this one. Entries will be previewed on a 21" x 18" FQ and should repeat.


Overview

To celebrate the arrival of cozy season, we’re offering loungewear / athleisure patterns from our sister brand Sprout Patterns as prizes for the top 3 winners of each week’s challenge!

One popularly voted grand-prize winner will receive a pair of Sloan Leggings sewn with white glove service from Sprout Patterns. In addition, the grand-prize winner will receive $200 in Spoonflower credit. The 2nd place winner will receive a pair of Sloan Leggings from Sprout Patterns, along with $100 in Spoonflower credit. 3rd place will receive a pair of Sloan Leggings from Sprout Patterns, along with a $50 Spoonflower credit. The rest of the top 10 winners will receive $20 in Spoonflower credit. The top 25 popularly voted designs (provided the designers are already verified sellers) will be automatically made available for sale in the Marketplace where they will receive 10% commission on every sale — no $5.00 swatch required! In addition to cash prizes, the top 10 will receive additional exposure in our email newsletters, professional photography of their printed designs, and social media mentions.

Prizes

One popularly voted grand-prize winner will receive a pair of Sloan Leggings with white glove service in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns. In addition, the grand-prize winner will receive $200 in Spoonflower credit. The 2nd place winner will receive a pair of Sloan Leggings in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns (without white glove service). In addition, the 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars. The 3rd place winner will receive a pair of Sloan Leggings in their winning design or design of their choosing from Sprout Patterns (without white glove service). In addition, the 3rd place winner will receive $50 in Spoondollars. The rest of the top 10 winners will receive $20 in Spoonflower credit. The top 25 popularly voted designs (provided the designers are already verified sellers) will be automatically made available for sale in the Marketplace where they will receive 10% commission on every sale — no $5.00 swatch required! In addition to cash prizes, the top 10 will receive additional exposure in our email newsletters, professional photography of their printed designs, and social media mentions.

Aurora Borealis Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, December 20, 2016 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. The grand-prize winner will be the fabric design with the most votes.
  • Designs previously published on the Internet 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

  • 11/11/2016: Submissions open
  • 12/20/2016: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 12/22/2016: Public voting opens
  • 12/28/2016: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 12/29/2016: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

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Pointillism

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Winners to be announced September 28

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2018 Calendars

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Submissions close September 26 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins September 28

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Family Recipes

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

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Botanical Block Print

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Submissions close October 10 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 12

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Farm to Tea Towel

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Submissions close October 17 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 19

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