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This week’s challenge will have you revving up your design engines as you create a repeating surface pattern inspired by your favorite set of four wheels. Do you picture the classic cars that ruled the road on Route 66 or find yourself on the farm riding a tractor through the fields? Whether it’s tractors and trucks, convertibles or collectibles, get those design wheels turning!


Overview

Can you believe Spoonflower’s very first design challenge was held almost 8 years ago? The daffodils theme challenged the Spoonflower community for the very first time and holli_zollinger’s daffodils_yellow won the hearts of the community as she took home our very first grand prize. Since then, the weekly prompts have made Thursdays our favorite day of the week (after Saturday, of course!). We can’t wait to see what designs make it into the winners’ circle during our May and June challenges.


If this is your very first challenge, don’t forget to review how to submit an entry before you get started and as always, have fun!

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.

Four Wheels Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, June 19, 2018 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 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.

See Challenge Terms & Conditions

Timeline

  • 04/19/2018: Submissions open
  • 06/19/2018: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 06/21/2018: Public voting opens
  • 06/26/2018: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 06/28/2018: Spoonflower will announce the winner

How to Submit a Design

  1. Log in to Spoonflower. If you don't have an account, create one here.
  2. Once logged into your account, upload the design you wish to enter into the challenge.
  3. Select Four Wheels from the Challenges Dropdown.

For complete instructions, see the Challenge Terms & Conditions.

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Voting is Open

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter?
This contest is open to ALL Spoonflower community members who are 18 years of age as of Tuesday, June 19, 2018. All submitted designs must be the original work of the entrant. Please do not use stock images or base your design on the work of another artist.
How many designs can I enter?
You can enter only ONE DESIGN in this contest. Designs entered in previous Spoonflower contests or public designs previously uploaded to Spoonflower are not eligible.
Can I share my entry on social media and make it available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace before voting opens?
The spirit of the Design Challenge is to give a creative prompt that inspires designers to create a new design that speaks specifically to the theme we have selected. Spoonflower is seeking an exclusive set of designs, so all designs should be new to Spoonflower. We absolutely encourage sharing your process and finished design on the web and you can make your challenge entry for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace, but to ensure that your work is eligible for the challenge, we ask that it is not an existing design from your public portfolio that has been previously uploaded to Spoonflower.
Who will judge the contest?
All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 25 winning designs. The first place winner will be the fabric design with the most votes.
Who can vote?
Anyone can vote (when voting opens on Thursday, June 21, 2018), but only one set of votes may be submitted per individual. Email addresses will be collected from voters. Duplicate votes are filtered using fraud detection software and not counted toward final totals. Designers will be disqualified for incentivizing or compensating votes.
What if I don't want my design to be purchased by other people?
By participating in this contest, you are granting permission to make your design available to the public for voting and you are granting permission for Spoonflower to make your design for sale only if your design finishes in the top 25.
Am I giving up the copyright of my design by entering it?
You are not giving up ownership of your design, but by entering your design in the contest, you give us the non-exclusive right, should your design finish in the top 25, to make it available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace per the customary terms of the Spoonflower Marketplace. For any sales generated in the Marketplace, you will receive up to a 15% commission. You will always be credited for your design and you are free to continue to sell it on your own, now and in the future.

Active Challenges

Four Wheels Design Challenge

Four Wheels

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Winners to be announced June 28

Princess Awesome Design Challenge

Princess Awesome

See the Challenge

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

Emerald Forest Design Challenge

Emerald Forest

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

Medical Professions Design Challenge

Medical Professions

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

Circles Are the New Triangle Design Challenge

Circles Are the New Triangle

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

Food Frenzy Lake Coloring Book Challenge

Food Frenzy Lake Coloring Book

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

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