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‘Tis the season for hayrides, hot cider and everyone’s favorite spiced latte. From trips to the pumpkin patch to the beauty from the changing colors of the leaves, we are falling for Autumn! For this week’s challenge, create a repeating design inspired by the cozy fall season upon us.


Overview

What do you get when you combine the harvest season, sushi that’s just too cute to eat and an artistic technique that’s spot on? The September design challenge themes, of course! This month’s themes will require you to pull out your design toolbox and show us how you celebrate the season! Are you ready for the challenge?

Prizes

  • 1 first place winner each week will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit.
  • The 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.

Rustic Fall Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, August 29, 2017 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.

Timeline

  • 08/04/2017: Submissions open
  • 08/29/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 08/31/2017: Public voting opens
  • 09/05/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 09/07/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

See the Greek Art Design Challenge

Greek Art

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Winners to be announced January 25

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

Current Challenge Past Challenges