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We think this week’s theme is spot on! Also referred to as dot art, pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Use your favorite medium to create a repeating pointillistic design that will fool the eye.


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.

Pointillism Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 19, 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
  • 09/19/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 09/21/2017: Public voting opens
  • 09/26/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 09/28/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Winners to be announced August 16

Submissions close August 14 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins August 16

Submissions close August 21 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins August 23

Victorian Era Design Challenge

Victorian Era

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Submissions close August 28 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins August 30

2019 Tea Towel Calendars Design Challenge

2019 Tea Towel Calendars

See the Challenge

Submissions close September 4 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins September 6

Retro Bar Cart Tea Towel Design Challenge

Retro Bar Cart Tea Towel

See the Challenge

Submissions close September 11 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins September 13

Current Challenge Past Challenges