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For this week’s challenge, dream up a design featuring your favorite circus snack ( sans sticky fingers!). Black and white are optional, and you must use at least 2 of the following colors: Red (#FE0000), Sea Foam Green (#A8E5BA), Orange (#FE8000), Saffron (#F7B32C) or Lapis Lazuli (#2464AB). Transparent variations will not be accepted.


Overview

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up to the greatest design show on Earth! Grab your peanuts and cotton candy because we’re heading under the big top with our July design challenge partners, Operation Shower®! While there’s no limit to your creativity, this month’s challenge will highlight four different limited color palettes to coordinate with Operation Shower’s August circus inspired baby shower! As a big top bonus, all of the top 3 winners from each design challenge in July will automatically be in the running to be selected as a featured design at Operation’s Shower Under the Big Top baby shower during the PGA TOUR's The Northern Trust tournament.

Prizes

  • 1 first place winner each week (4 total, 1 per theme) will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit.
  • The 2nd place (4 total, 1 per theme) winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit.
  • 3rd place (4 total, 1 per theme) 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 (100 total, 25 per 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.
  • In addition, each of the top 3 winners from each design challenge (12 total, 3 per theme) in July will automatically be in the running to be selected as a featured fabric design at Operation’s Shower Under the Big Top baby shower during the PGA TOUR's The Northern Trust tournament. Designs to be featured will be chosen by Operation Shower event designers and featured fabric designs will receive standard Spoonflower commission rates.

Big Top Treats Limited Color Palette Operation Shower Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 18, 2017 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

  • 06/02/2017: Submissions open
  • 07/18/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 07/20/2017: Public voting opens
  • 07/25/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT
  • 07/27/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Victorian Greenhouse Design Challenge

Victorian Greenhouse

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Winners to be announced December 2

Comeback Species Design Challenge

Comeback Species

See the Challenge

Submissions close November 30 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins December 2

Palm Springs Mid Century Wallpaper

Palm Springs Mid Century Wallpaper

See the Challenge

Submissions close December 7 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins December 9

Vintage Canned Goods Design Challenge

Trompe loeil

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Submissions close December 14 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins December 16

Adventure Ditsy Prints Design Challenge

Adventure Ditsy Prints

See the Challenge

Submissions close January 4 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins January 6

Adventure Block Prints Design Challenge

Adventure Block Prints

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Submissions close January 11 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins January 13

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