Design Challenges

Spoonflower’s Design Challenges encourage creativity by inviting our community to enter designs regularly around fun themes, get their designs discovered and vote on favorites to win prizes.

How It Works

  • 2-6 challenges are open for entries at all times
  • Voting ends on a Tuesday for each open Design Challenge
  • The winners are announced on a Thursday
  • Over 500 past challenges are available to shop
Select a Challenge for How to Enter

Current Challenges

Why Participate?

Express Yourself

Spoonflower’s Design Challenges encourage creativity by regularly inviting our community to submit designs around a theme and vote on favorites to win prizes. Our team thoughtfully selects themes that are trending, alongside fun or even out-of-the-box ideas from our collaborators, our community and artists like you.

Win Prizes & Earn Commissions

For every Design Challenge, we award our winners’ circle with Spoondollar credit, ranging from automatically approving your design for sale (helping you earn commissions faster) to $200 or more so you can get all your favorite Spoonflower products.

Get Your Work Discovered

Have you ever noticed your design challenge entries have more favorites than your non-challenge designs? When voters select their picks, it’s common that they’ll also favorite (by clicking on the heart) designs that have caught their eye to purchase at a later date.

Join a Community

Join the community of thousands of independent artists, gain visibility and share your work with more than 1.5 million shoppers—from quilters and small business owners to TV producers and magazine editors— per month.

Learn & Grow as an Artist

Get intel into global design trends by following Spoonflower Design Challenges that are carefully curated around emerging popular styles. One month you may try your hand at block printing and the next you might discover a new brush technique in your trusted design app to get the perfect silhouette.

Set Your Discipline

Many of Spoonflower’s most successful independent artists got their start by participating in design challenges, honing their style, finding new techniques and cheering on others. Just like in yoga, the practice of doing the a regular challenge can be just as fulfilling as the end result!


These are traditionally the prizes, though they’re often different and/or greater for partner challenges.



  • $200 in Spoonflower credit



  • $100 in Spoonflower credit



  • $50 in Spoonflower credit



  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit



  • The top 100 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.


  • Winning designs will be featured on the design challenge winners page