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To celebrate Spoonflower’s 500th Design Challenge, we are shining the spotlight on you the artists, for we would not be us without you! No matter the topic or medium, create a design that will let your individual personality shine as an artist. This is an open theme challenge that honors the immense talent and diverse styles within our community, and the only guidepost is to be true to yourself.


Overview

We’re so grateful that you’ve stuck with us for 500 Weekly Design Challenges, and are still in awe of your talent every single day. To honor the community we’ve built together, we’re inviting you to share a fresh design that showcases your signature style and creative contribution to the world.

Prizes

  • 1st place winner will receive $500 in Spoonflower credit, one copy each of The Spoonflower Handbook and The Spoonflower Quick-Sew Project Book, a Spoonflower t-shirt and enamel pin, a Sample Pack and a bonus, a digital promotional package for your design business, including an Artist Spotlight on the Spoonflower blog, on our social channels, and in email.
  • The 2nd place and 3rd place winners will receive $250 in Spoonflower credit, one copy each of The Spoonflower Handbook and The Spoonflower Quick-Sew Project Book, a Spoonflower t-shirt and enamel pin, a Sample Pack and a bonus, a digital promotional package for your design business, including an Artist Spotlight on the Spoonflower blog, on our social channels, and in email.
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive $20 Spoondollar credit, one copy each of The Spoonflower Handbook and The Spoonflower Quick-Sew Project Book, and one enamel pin.
  • The top 50 popularly-voted designs 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.
  • Outside of the top 50, the Spoonflower Marketing team will select a superlative staff pick where the winner will receive one copy each of The Spoonflower Handbook and The Spoonflower Quick-Sew Project Book, one enamel pin and their design will be automatically proofed for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (approximately a $5 value) if the winner is a verified seller.

The Winner

The rest of the Top 60

Your Artistic Voice: 500th Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 15, 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

  • 08/07/2020: Submissions open
  • 09/15/2020: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 09/17/2020: Public voting opens
  • 09/22/2020: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 09/24/2020: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Reimagined Damask Wallpaper Design Challenge

Reimagined Damask Wallpaper

Vote Now

Winners to be announced January 28

Yellow and Gray Design Challenge

Yellow and Gray

See the Challenge

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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