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Using black ink (digital or analog) as your source, create a seamless repeating pattern with the use of brushstrokes, implied visual depth and a degree of textural elements.


Overview

Delicate washes of grey and the timeless pairing of dark and light take center stage in this week’s Black and White Painterly Design Challenge. Whether your monochromatic design has a light and airy feel or is firmly grounded, remember to use only black, white and shades of gray to achieve your modern painterly look. Keep the scale on the larger side as your design will preview to voters on a curtain panel render.

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

The rest of the Top 80

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Black and White Painterly Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI on a Spoonflower curtain render 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

  • 12/06/2019: Submissions open
  • 01/07/2020: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 01/09/2020: Public voting opens
  • 01/14/2020: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 01/16/2020: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Vintage Kitsch Design Challenge

Vintage Kitsch

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Winners to be announced January 30

Classic Blue Limited Color Palette Design Challenge

Classic Blue Limited Color Palette

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Submissions close January 28 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins January 30

Illustrated Spring Flora and Fauna Design Challenge

Illustrated Spring Flora and Fauna

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

Animalier Design Challenge

Animalier

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

Roller Rink Nostalgia Design Challenge

Roller Rink Nostalgia

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Submissions close February 18 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins February 20

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