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Inspired by the adorable wall art taking nurseries by storm, this week’s challenge will have you creating a frame-worthy animal portrait that will pop on a linen cotton canvas fat quarter or a ready-made Roostery tea towel.


Overview

Whether you apply your signature design style to illustrate a close-up of a baby animal face or complete a family-style standing portrait packed with personality (bears with bagpipes anyone?), make sure you have a wall hanging in mind. You may even be inspired to create an entire collection on the theme that’s perfect for kids’ rooms!

Entries will be submitted at the Linen Cotton Canvas fat quarter size (27″ x 18”) but automatically previewed during voting as a Roostery x Spoonflower Special Edition Tea Towel. Follow the guidelines on the Spoonflower blog to ensure your design looks beautiful as both an unfinished Linen Cotton Canvas fat quarter on Spoonflower and a ready-made tea towel on Roostery.

Prizes

  • 1st place winner will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit and one (1) custom Special Edition Spoonflower tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value).
  • 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit and one (1) custom Special Edition Spoonflower tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value).
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit and one (1) custom Special Edition Spoonflower tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value).
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit one (1) custom Special Edition Spoonflower tea towel in their own winning design from Roostery ($17 value).
  • 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 68

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Animal Portrait Tea Towels Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Entries will be submitted at the Linen Cotton Canvas Ultra fat quarter size (27″ x 18”), but will be previewed during voting as a Spoonflower Special Edition Tea Towel (16" x 24").
  • 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

  • 05/03/2019: Submissions open
  • 06/11/2019: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 06/13/2019: Public voting opens
  • 06/18/2019: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 06/20/2019: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Zodiac Tea Towel Design Challenge

Zodiac Tea Towel

Vote Now

Winners to be announced October 24

Hometown Tea Towel Design Challenge

Hometown Tea Towel

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Submissions close October 22 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 24

Gingerbread Houses Design Challenge

Gingerbread Houses

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Submissions close October 29 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 31

Submissions close November 5 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins November 7

Kaleidoscope Design Challenge

Kaleidoscope

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Submissions close November 12 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins November 14

Whimsical Wonderland Wallpaper Design Challenge

Whimsical Wonderland Wallpaper

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

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