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In Scandinavia, mistletoe was considered a plant of peace, under which enemies could declare a truce or warring spouses kiss and make-up. Create a festive holiday mistletoe design in "ditsy" fashion: which is defined in the design world as a small scale, scattered, non-directional print. Entires will be previewed on an 8" x 8" test swatch size 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 Create a festive holiday mistletoe design in "ditsy" fashion: which is defined in the design world as a small scale, scattered, non-directional print. One popularly voted grand-prize winner will receive a Lane Raglan Tee 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 Lane Raglan Tee from Sprout Patterns, along with $100 in Spoonflower credit. 3rd place will receive a Lane Raglan Tee 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 Lane Raglan Tee 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 Lane Raglan Tee 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 Lane Raglan Tee 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.

Ditsy Mistletoe Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI in a test swatch size (8” x 8”) 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
  • 12/06/2016: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 12/08/2016: Public voting opens
  • 12/14/2016: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 12/15/2016: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

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Botanical Block Print

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Winners to be announced October 18

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Farm to Tea Towel

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Voting begins October 19

Winter Mod Limited Color Palette

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

Lake Black and White Coloring Book

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Submissions close October 31 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins November 2

Large Scale Fragmentation

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Submissions close November 7 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins November 9

Gingerbread

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Submissions close November 14 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins November 16

Submissions close November 28 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins November 30

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