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Explore the wildlife that inhabits the earth all across the globe be it in the jungle, desert, mountains or plains in this week’s Animals by Land design challenge. Sometimes cute and fuzzy, most often mischievous and untamed, terrestrial creatures will caper across your canvas when you create a repeating design inspired by your land-bound critters.


Overview

Can you believe Spoonflower’s very first design challenge was held almost 8 years ago? The daffodils theme challenged the Spoonflower community for the very first time and holli_zollinger’s daffodils_yellow won the hearts of the community as she took home our very first grand prize. Since then, the weekly prompts have made Thursdays our favorite day of the week (after Saturday, of course!). We can’t wait to see what designs make it into the winners’ circle during our May and June challenges.


If this is your very first challenge, don’t forget to review how to submit an entry before you get started and as always, have fun!

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 25 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.

Animals by Land Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, May 29, 2018 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 25 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

  • 04/19/2018: Submissions open
  • 05/29/2018: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 05/31/2018: Public voting opens
  • 06/05/2018: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 06/07/2018: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

1950s Design Challenge

1950s

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Winners to be announced August 23

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

Victorian Era Design Challenge

Victorian Era

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

2019 Tea Towel Calendars Design Challenge

2019 Tea Towel Calendars

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

Retro Bar Cart Tea Towel Design Challenge

Retro Bar Cart Tea Towel

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

It's a Punderful Life Tea Towel Design Challenge

It's a Punderful Life Tea Towel

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

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