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No one appreciates getting cozy quite like gnomes, preferring to nestle into subterranean caves and nooks. Although we hear they DO love to travel.... Entries will be previewed on a 21" x 18" fat quarter 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 Rumi Tank Top 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 Rumi Tank Top from Sprout Patterns, along with $100 in Spoonflower credit. 3rd place will receive a Rumi Tank Top 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 Rumi Tank Top 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 Rumi Tank Top 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 Rumi Tank Top 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.

Gnomes Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, December 13, 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
  • 12/13/2016: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 12/15/2016: Public voting opens
  • 12/21/2016: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 12/22/2016: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

See the Spanish Tiles Design Challenge

Spanish Tiles

See the Challenge

Winners to be announced January 18

See the Greek Art Design Challenge

Greek Art

See the Challenge

Voting begins January 18

Submissions close January 23 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins January 25

Submissions close January 30 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins February 1

Significant Otters Design Challenge

Significant Otters

See the Challenge

Submissions close February 6 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins February 8

Orchid and Navy Limited Color Palette Design Challenge

Orchid and Navy Limited Color Palette

See the Challenge

Submissions close February 13 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins February 15

The Tortoise and the Hare Design Challenge

Tortoise and the Hare

See the Challenge

Submissions close February 20 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins February 22

Art Deco Design Challenge

Art Deco Large Scale

See the Challenge

Submissions close February 27 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins March 1

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