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February’s celebration of the Lunar New Year also welcomes a new zodiac sign, and 2018 is the Year of the Dog. It’s said that people born in this year have the gift of realism combined with a keen sense of observation. Create a repeating design inspired by what Year of the Dog means to you. From your 4 legged friends to a zodiac approach, we can't wait to see what you create!


Overview

December’s design inspiration will test your creativity as we explore a wide range of themes. From four-legged friends to one-of-a-kind tattoos (and everything in between!), there’s bound to be something for every type of artist. Keep reading to find out which themes will pique your interest most (we hope all of them!) during December’s design challenge.

Prizes

  • 1 first place winner will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit.
  • 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.

Year of the Dog Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 3 PM EST.
  • 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

  • 11/03/2017: Submissions open
  • 12/05/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 12/07/2017: Public voting opens
  • 12/12/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 12/14/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

It's a Punderful Life Tea Towel Design Challenge

It's a Punderful Life Tea Towel

See the Challenge

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

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

Cozy Tones LCP Design Challenge

Limited Color Palette

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

Cut-and-Sew Projects Design Challenge

Cut & Sew Fat Quarter Project

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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