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Clean, modern and free from realistic representation—these are just some words to describe the Abstract Minimalist Design Challenge. Whether you go figurative in your approach or dabble with pure abstraction, one thing is for sure—your use of minimal color, shape, line or form will be your ticket to creating a successful repeating pattern.


Overview

Simple geometric forms and clean lines are making their way to the weekly design challenges.

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

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Abstract Minimalist Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, May 14, 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 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.
  • See our blog page for even more Design Challenge details and a list of previous themes.

Timeline

  • 04/05/2019: Submissions open
  • 05/14/2019: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 05/16/2019: Public voting opens
  • 05/21/2019: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 05/23/2019: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Fitness Design Challenge

Fitness

Vote Now

Winners to be announced May 30

Paint By Numbers Design Challenge

Paint By Numbers

See the Challenge

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

Retro Postcard Design Challenge

Retro Postcards

See the Challenge

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

Animal Portrait Tea Towels

Animal Portrait Tea Towels

See the Challenge

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

Bird's-Eye View Design Challenge

Bird’s-Eye View

See the Challenge

Submissions close June 18 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 20

Current Challenge Past Challenges