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The desert southwest has inspired generations of architects, fashion designers and graphic artists to complement its wild spirit. As you create your repeating surface pattern, remember to showcase the spirit of the desert through sleek, colorful and chic motifs.


Overview

This week we’ve partnered with Modern Phoenix and Spoonflower maker Sarah Marsom of the Tiny Activist Project to help discover the next generation of modern designers.

Design challenge bonus! This week’s winning design will be the featured fabric for the DIY Pillow Workshop during Modern Phoenix Week.

Prizes

  • 1st place winner will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit, their choice of either a pair of Modern Phoenix home tour tickets or a Modern Phoenix fine art poster and will be the featured fabric for the DIY Pillow Workshop during Modern Phoenix Week.
  • 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit and their choice of either a pair of Modern Phoenix home tour tickets or a Modern Phoenix fine art poster.
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit their choice of either a pair of Modern Phoenix home tour tickets or a Modern Phoenix fine art poster.
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit. 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 up to 15% commission on every sale -- no $5 swatch required.

The Winner

The rest of the Top 56

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Modern Phoenix

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Desert Modernism Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, February 5, 2019 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 winning design will be chosen by Modern Phoenix from the popularly voted top 25.
  • 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.

Timeline

  • 01/04/2019: Submissions open
  • 02/05/2019: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 02/07/2019: Public voting opens
  • 02/12/2019: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 02/14/2019: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Australian Flora Design Challenge

Australian Flora

Vote Now

Winners to be announced April 25

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

Small-Scale Summer Design Challenge

Small-Scale Summer

See the Challenge

Submissions close April 30 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins May 2

Submissions close May 7 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins May 9

Abstract Minimalism Design Challenge

Abstract Minimalist

See the Challenge

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

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

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