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Ring in the new year with a favorite Spoonflower design tradition: Tea Towel Calendars. Celebrate 2018 (the year of the dog!) with a tea towel calendar design inspired by the new year ahead. Need a little design kick-start? Find a 2018 calendar template here!*


Overview

We’re getting a jump-start on the holidays with a month of design challenges highlighting your go-to gift of the season, tea towels! Whether you’re doing the hemming yourself or leaving it to the experts over at Roostery, the season wouldn’t be complete without a few new tea towels added to your kitchen collection. Like last year’s challenge, all designs made available for sale in the four tea towel challenges will also automatically be previewed on Roostery’s Special Edition Spoonflower Tea Towel.

Prizes

  • 1 first place winner each week will receive a $200 Roostery credit, a $200 Spoonflower credit and one custom Linen Cotton Canvas Spoonflower Edition tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value).
  • The 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit and one custom Linen Cotton Canvas Spoonflower Edition tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value).
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit and one custom Linen Cotton Canvas Spoonflower Edition tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value)
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit and one custom Linen Cotton Canvas Spoonflower Edition tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value).
  • 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.

2018 Calendars Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Entries will be submitted at the Linen Cotton Canvas fat quarter size (27″ x 18”) but previewed during voting as a Spoonflower Special Edition Tea Towel (16" x 24").
  • 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

  • 09/05/2017: Submissions open
  • 09/26/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 09/28/2017: Public voting opens
  • 10/03/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 10/05/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Winter Flora Design Challenge

Winter Flora

Vote Now

Winners to be announced September 26

2020 Tea Towel Calendar Design Challenge

2020 Tea Towel Calendar

See the Challenge

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

Hand Lettered Tea Towel Design Challenge

Hand-Lettered Tea Towel

See the Challenge

Submissions close October 1 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 3

Folk Art Tea Towel Design Challenge

Folk Art Tea Towel

See the Challenge

Submissions close October 8 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 10

Zodiac Tea Towel Design Challenge

Zodiac Tea Towel

See the Challenge

Submissions close October 15 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 17

Hometown Tea Towel Design Challenge

Hometown Tea Towel

See the Challenge

Submissions close October 22 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 24

Current Challenge Past Challenges