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It’s time to order an espresso macchiato and pistachio macaron, and settle into a booth at your favorite pastel café. Your design should evoke the aesthetics and atmosphere of a typical Italian or French cafe one might find in the 1950s and ‘60s.


Overview

This aesthetic is known for its pastel palettes and distinct architectural details like formica furniture and light-filled arched windows to soft-colored banquettes and tiles. Challenge yourself to think beyond just croissants and demitasse cups for this one.

Prizes

  • 1st 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 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.

The Winner

The rest of the Top 75

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Pastel Café Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 21, 2020 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 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.

Timeline

  • 03/06/2020: Submissions open
  • 04/21/2020: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 04/23/2020: Public voting opens
  • 04/28/2020: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 04/30/2020: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Hidden Hawaiian Design Challenge

Hidden Hawaiian

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Winners to be announced January 21

Reimagined Damask Wallpaper Design Challenge

Reimagined Damask Wallpaper

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Submissions close January 19 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins January 21

Yellow and Gray Design Challenge

Yellow and Gray

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Submissions close January 26 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins January 28

Year of the Ox Design Challenge

Year of the Ox

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Submissions close February 2 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins February 4

Patchwork Design Challenge

Patchwork

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Submissions close February 9 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins February 11

Talismans Design Challenge

Talismans

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Submissions close February 16 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins February 18

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