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What does Spoonflower mean to you? What kinds of things come to mind when you think about the brand? Is it sewing? Design? Community? Flowers? Spoons? Put it all down into a unique, never before seen surface pattern for a t-shirt that Spoonflower will be printing for 2017! Entries will be previewed on an 21" x 18" fat quarter size and should repeat.


Overview

We will be ringing in 2017 with a brand new Spoonflower tee printed by Raleigh's own House of Swank and we want YOU to design it! What does Spoonflower mean to you? What kinds of things come to mind when you think about the brand? Is it sewing? Design? Community? Flowers? Spoons? Put it all down into a unique, never before seen surface pattern for a t-shirt. Here's the tricky part: you are allowed to use just 3 colors. Elements of your design will be screen printed onto both white and charcoal gray t-shirts so make sure to use a color palette that would look great on both!

Prizes

Spoonflower will choose one grand-prize winner from the top ten popularly-voted designs. The grand prize winner will receive $500 in cold hard cash. In addition to the cash prize, the grand winner will receive a $250 Spoondollar credit and a free t-shirt printed with their winning design. The design itself may continue to be available for sale in the Marketplace where you can earn up to a 15% commission.

  • 2nd place (popularly voted): $250 Spoondollar credit
  • 3rd place: $100 Spoondollar credit
  • 4th - 5th places: $50 Spoondollar credit
  • 6 - 10th places: $25 Spoondollar credit
  • 11-25: Designs will automatically be proofed and made available in the Spoonflower Marketplace ($5 value)
  • The Winner

    The rest of the Top 10

    The full list of entries and votes

    1. 306 votes for For the Love of Spoonflower by cynthiafrenette
    2. 301 votes for create and grow by cjldesigns
    3. 277 votes for Spoonflower Makers Make! by vo_aka_virginiao
    4. 262 votes for spoonflower by gaiamarfurt
    5. 232 votes for Design Sew Create - Sewing Typography White Aqua Green Large Scale by heatherdutton
    6. 212 votes for Spoonflower: Ignite the Spark by pennycandy
    7. 209 votes for Sew Vintage // by petite_circus // sewing machine black and white by petite_circus
    8. 197 votes for The Craftroom by lellobird
    9. 187 votes for Periodic Table of Spoonflower by sew-me-a-garden
    10. 179 votes for Happiness is Spoonflower by lisa_kubenez
    11. 175 votes for Spoonflower Inspired by mariafaithgarcia
    12. 169 votes for slow fashion by mirabelle_print
    13. 166 votes for Spoonflower - from design to fabric to sewing (white) by heleen_vd_thillart
    14. 150 votes for Spoonflowers-_-Spools-of-Thread by julistyle
    15. 149 votes for Sew Me Something by micklyn
    16. 144 votes for foxy fabric love by scrummy
    17. 142 votes for spoontee dark by marta_strausa
    18. 140 votes for Spooning flowers by ellila
    19. 139 votes for Love sewing (grey backround) by elena_naylor
    20. 130 votes for Spoonflower T-shirt Sewing Machines by angelastevens
    21. 126 votes for Spoonflower Project by jill_o_connor
    22. 124 votes for Spoonflower Frees My Imagination by hnldesigns
    23. 122 votes for Spoons and Starburst Mid Century on White by anderson_designs
    24. 122 votes for Ode to Spoonflower by jjtrends
    25. 121 votes for Spoons and Flowers by irishvikingdesigns
    26. 120 votes for Spoontee by morsing_around
    27. 118 votes for (private design)
    28. 116 votes for (private design)
    29. 114 votes for (private design)
    30. 109 votes for (private design)
    31. 108 votes for creative fun by ottomanbrim
    32. 105 votes for Spoonflower Create - on White by cecca
    33. 100 votes for On pins and needles by dearchickie
    34. 89 votes for The circle of Spoonflower (2 colors) by analinea
    35. 88 votes for (private design)
    36. 87 votes for lets make pretty stuff by riddhi_rohit
    37. 85 votes for (private design)
    38. 83 votes for (private design)
    39. 81 votes for Spoonflower Print by pond_ripple
    40. 79 votes for 2017_Spoonflower_T-shirt_NolyGil_af by noly_gil
    41. 78 votes for She ran it up herself! by orangefancy
    42. 71 votes for Paint the Flowers by robyriker
    43. 71 votes for Textured circles by julia_cornelius
    44. 71 votes for Whistle Stitch by ladowning
    45. 69 votes for 2017 Spoonflower Tee Challenge by malibu_creative
    46. 68 votes for Spoonflower Inspiration by designsbyismatshahid
    47. 68 votes for Spoon and flower abstract by flowerdesigns
    48. 67 votes for Vintage_for_spoonflower_lover__ by holaholga
    49. 66 votes for SPOONFLOWER STITCHES by bluevelvet
    50. 65 votes for Spoonflower girls by danidesign
    51. 64 votes for (private design)
    52. 57 votes for Flower Child by menny
    53. 56 votes for Spoonflower_A_Blooming_Community yellow by colour_angel_by_kv
    54. 54 votes for Peony Palooza! by brittany_vogt
    55. 53 votes for SpoonflowerCrest by tinypeach
    56. 52 votes for Fashion &spoonflower by paint_and_brush_
    57. 52 votes for Flowers by ottdesigns
    58. 52 votes for Imagine Create Connect by ceciliamok
    59. 51 votes for 05917959 © from crayon to costume 6m : hot by sef
    60. 49 votes for Creativity by laura_mooney
    61. 47 votes for 70's Poppies by stephaniewalker
    62. 47 votes for 2017 Spoon Flowers by gigi&mae
    63. 46 votes for Stitch-Bit: Sewing Meets Technology by robinskarbek
    64. 45 votes for Design Love by ruby_ritz
    65. 44 votes for (private design)
    66. 43 votes for Tools of the Trade (pink) by seesawboomerang
    67. 41 votes for LADY IN RED by mariahoelke
    68. 40 votes for Love2Spoon by designvintage
    69. 39 votes for Dandelion Boy by puffinhatch
    70. 39 votes for grow, flower and fly by lauraflorencedesign
    71. 38 votes for Spooning by littleknids
    72. 37 votes for spoonflowert1 by izzycreates
    73. 36 votes for (private design)
    74. 35 votes for Spoonflower's heart by squeakyangel
    75. 35 votes for How Do I Love Thee, Spoonflower? by anniedeb
    76. 35 votes for (private design)
    77. 35 votes for Spoonflower_T-shirt by orasie
    78. 34 votes for (private design)
    79. 34 votes for Spoonflower Phoenix by snidgy's_designs
    80. 34 votes for Spoonflower Flower-Power - Zebra Inspired by dovetail_designs
    81. 33 votes for Tee_shirt_challenge by infinite_fascination
    82. 32 votes for Budding Crocus by ann_sanfedele
    83. 32 votes for Spoonflower T-shirt Design Challenge by kathyjurek
    84. 32 votes for Spoonflower Love by khowardquilts
    85. 31 votes for Mountains by maeandmum by maeandmum
    86. 30 votes for spoonflower by sas_patterns
    87. 30 votes for spoonflower by pixabo
    88. 29 votes for Creativity flows by craftwithcartwright
    89. 28 votes for Spoonflower - Shirt Design by boxwood_press
    90. 28 votes for The creative cycle by mongiesama
    91. 27 votes for Its okay to be different by sewindigo
    92. 27 votes for spoons_flowers by lisahilda
    93. 27 votes for photo_3 by spicerroots
    94. 26 votes for annielou38092,MAA#101 by annielou38092
    95. 26 votes for Thank you, you are inspiring! by marketa_stengl
    96. 26 votes for Spoonflower Tshirt Challenge by lanrete58
    97. 25 votes for Spoonflower in White by zoecharlotte
    98. 25 votes for Swatch Babies by julia_diane
    99. 25 votes for spoon by agapo
    100. 22 votes for Green and Gold Button T-Shirt Design by whimsyme
    101. 22 votes for Create Print Sew by pamelachi
    102. 22 votes for lill by designpainter
    103. 22 votes for Glorious Rolls of Potential Rose Madder, Goldenrod and Charcoal Tshirt Challenge by bloomingwyldeiris
    104. 22 votes for needles by olishka
    105. 21 votes for 95433bef-4dec-4bf5-adaa-7f279947cd5f by rimathesign
    106. 21 votes for Togetherness by bethanialimadesigns
    107. 21 votes for Spoonflower by isudesign
    108. 21 votes for Design_Big_Or_Go_Home by hannahwestcambria
    109. 19 votes for spoonflower_t_design2016_2-01 by giaowilliams
    110. 18 votes for Spoonflower by miamaria
    111. 18 votes for Woodland by lumoore
    112. 18 votes for t_shirt_comp by sun_up_design
    113. 18 votes for Peace - Love - Spoonflower by sarahcatherinedesignsinc
    114. 17 votes for Love Is by angelaroseart
    115. 17 votes for (private design)
    116. 17 votes for My Design Process To Projects by flamincatdesigns
    117. 17 votes for spoonflower_graphic_3tone by ellen_charlotte_
    118. 17 votes for kaleighsdesign__1_ by kbluvsturtles
    119. 16 votes for Spoonflower by andalouz
    120. 15 votes for pasielyFlower1a by janegood
    121. 14 votes for Spoonflower Friendships by floramoon
    122. 14 votes for Antique spoon and vintage flowers by ncxadair
    123. 14 votes for Design_Ideas_T-Shirt_-_White_Charcoal_Stripe3-1 by b2b
    124. 14 votes for Emblem of Glorious Spoonflower by galina_bolshakova
    125. 13 votes for IMG_0001 by pastella9
    126. 13 votes for EPSON004 by morg_r
    127. 13 votes for autumn atmosphere by miriam_dueck
    128. 13 votes for Happy Artist by palusalu
    129. 13 votes for at work! by lasidi
    130. 13 votes for Spoonflower Scallop by brashl
    131. 11 votes for JotNot_11-11-2016_cropped by viennapatty
    132. 10 votes for toucan baby by vmcanady
    133. 10 votes for Free Flowering Spoons by vondy
    134. 10 votes for spoonflower__unlimited_creativities1 by arnie
    135. 9 votes for Think. Design. Submit by 715designstudio
    136. 8 votes for (private design)
    137. 7 votes for 20131009_181744-1 What A Hoot!-ed-ed-ed by lovechichi
    138. 7 votes for spoonflower_competition_ by bk_brooklyn
    139. 7 votes for image by cuky
    140. 7 votes for spooncolored by papercharade
    141. 7 votes for Christmas freddy, smaller by acewsiell
    142. 6 votes for Spoon Floral Background Tshirt by deanna_konz
    143. 6 votes for Spoonflower Coat of Arms in Grey by maryyx
    144. 5 votes for Spoonflower Magic Blue T-Shirt by katawampus
    145. 5 votes for Dizzy by caseythompson
    146. 5 votes for Helecho by abne
    147. 5 votes for Spoonflower T-shirt by doodleplix
    148. 3 votes for Sewing Essentials by may_leong
    149. 2 votes for Cherry lemon flavored grape by krypton
    150. 2 votes for WhatAmIDoinPattern by luttibelle
    151. 2 votes for sf_tshirt_contest2 by holtz
    152. 1 votes for mama by designer_lady16
    153. 1 votes for DSCN2323 by oggy
    154. 1 votes for IMG_20161114_131224970 by isamay

    2017 Spoonflower T-Shirt Details

    • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 3 PM EDT.
    • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI in a fat quarter size (27” x 18”) on the voting ballot.
    • All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 25 winning designs. Spoonflower will choose one grand-prize winner to have printed on the 2017 Spoonflower t-shirt from the top 10 popularly-voted designs.
    • 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.
    • Read our interview with House of Swank to learn more about the T-Shirt Challenge

    Timeline

    • 10/21/2016: Submissions open
    • 11/15/2016: Submissions close at 3pm EST
    • 11/17/2016: Public voting opens
    • 11/30/2016: Public voting ends at 3pm EST
    • 12/01/2016: Spoonflower will announce the winner

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