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We’re kicking off our monthlong tea towel design challenge series with a Spoonflower tradition: tea towel calendars! For this challenge, create a 2019 calendar to welcome in the new year. Get a head start with our 2019 calendar templates, available on the blog, or create your own.


Overview

Entries will be submitted at the Linen Cotton Canvas fat quarter size (27″ x 18”) but automatically previewed during voting as a Roostery x Spoonflower Special Edition Tea Towel. Follow the guidelines on the Spoonflower blog to ensure your design looks beautiful as both an unfinished Fat Quarter on Spoonflower and a finished tea towel on Roostery.

Prizes

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

2019 Tea Towel Calendars Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Entries will be submitted at the Linen Cotton Canvas Ultra fat quarter size (27″ x 18”), but will be previewed during voting as a Roostery x Spoonflower Special Edition Tea Towel.
  • All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 50 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

  • 08/03/2018: Submissions open
  • 09/04/2018: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 09/06/2018: Public voting opens
  • 09/11/2018: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 09/13/2018: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

It's a Punderful Life Tea Towel Design Challenge

It's a Punderful Life Tea Towel

Vote Now

Winners to be announced September 27

Illustrated Animals Tea Towel Design Challenge

Illustrated Animals Tea Towel

See the Challenge

Submissions close September 25 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins September 27

Recipe Tea Towel Design Challenge

Recipe Tea Towel

See the Challenge

Submissions close October 2 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 4

Cozy Tones LCP Design Challenge

Limited Color Palette

See the Challenge

Submissions close October 9 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 11

Cut-and-Sew Projects Design Challenge

Cut & Sew Fat Quarter Project

See the Challenge

Submissions close October 16 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 18

Gender Neutral Nursery Design Challenge

Gender Neutral Nursery Wallpaper

See the Challenge

Submissions close October 23 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 25

Current Challenge Past Challenges