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Some animals prefer the view from above! Big horn sheep, black bears, mountain lions, buffalo, eagles, the list goes on and on. Create a design inspired by the rocky terrain and diverse mountain climates, and the animals who call this habitat home. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close January 31, 2017, at 3 p.m. Eastern. Voting begins February 2, 2017.


Overview

We're so excited to announce that we're teaming back up with our friends at Bucketfeet for a whole month of challenges in February! Out of respect and celebration of the rich and diverse cultures of Native American peoples, this month's design challenges will be inspired by "Spirit Animals" (also known as power animals or totems) with 4 sub-themes: desert, mountain, rainforest and aquatic. For every design entered into the February challenges, Spoonflower will be donating $1 dollar to NARF, an organization that works to protect Native rights. Bucketfeet will also be donating $1 per pair of shoes (from the winning designs' footwear lines) sold. Each week's challenge winner will receive $250 from Bucketfeet and $200 from Spoonflower, a licensing contract for a run of footwear, and a pair of shoes featuring their design.

Prizes

1 grand prize winner each week, chosen from the top 10 by Bucketfeet, will receive $250 from Bucketfeet, and a licensing agreement including royalties in the amount of $1.00 for every pair of shoes sold. The grand-prize winner will receive a pair of shoes with their design from Bucketfeet and a $200 Spoonflower credit. 2nd place (4 total, 1 per theme) winner will receive a $75 credit to Bucketfeet.com, along with a $100 Spoonflower credit. 3rd place (4 total, 1 per theme) will receive a $75 credit to Bucketfeet.com, along with a $50 Spoonflower credit. Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit, and a discount code for 20% off at Bucketfeet.com. The top 25 popular voted designs from each theme (100 total) 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

mountainspirits
553

The rest of the Top 10

The full list of entries and votes

  1. 333 votes for mountainspirits by gaiamarfurt
  2. 246 votes for Rocky Mountain Ecology by studio_amelie
  3. 241 votes for Mountain Animals by sarah_treu
  4. 226 votes for Woodland mountains with buffalos, mustangs, bears and Teepees by rebecca_reck_art
  5. 207 votes for Mountain Animals / Retro Color Palette by matite
  6. 205 votes for Mountain animals - bear, deer, hare, eagle by gemmalouisedesigns
  7. 199 votes for Mountain Alpacas by jill_o_connor
  8. 179 votes for mountain friends by analinea
  9. 176 votes for High in the Mountains - © Lucinda Wei by lucindawei
  10. 170 votes for Mountain_animals_with_texture by sarahjean
  11. 163 votes for mountain totem by michaelzindell
  12. 154 votes for native mountain lion blue by scrummy
  13. 150 votes for Mountain Sheep on Orange by melarmstrong
  14. 141 votes for Blue Jay smaller scale by sevas
  15. 136 votes for Wild Horses by papercanoefabricshop
  16. 131 votes for Mountains_ by belana
  17. 131 votes for Antlers by grace_andersson
  18. 130 votes for tribal_bear by bruxamagica
  19. 130 votes for bear watercolor mountain by laurawrightstudio
  20. 127 votes for Mountain animals constellations by elena_naylor
  21. 126 votes for Mountain_Animals by chicca_besso
  22. 123 votes for Alpaca and Mountains by bora
  23. 123 votes for Eagle in the mountain sky by heleen_vd_thillart
  24. 119 votes for mountain folk gatherings by vo_aka_virginiao
  25. 115 votes for The northern mountains by holaholga
  26. 115 votes for (private design)
  27. 114 votes for Mountain Beasts by seesawboomerang
  28. 113 votes for mountain bears by laura_may_designs
  29. 113 votes for Eagles and mountains (large) by alenkakarabanova
  30. 111 votes for Mountain Spirit Animals by migrantlyonsco
  31. 105 votes for 27. Birdie Brigade by shaunasarelittle
  32. 104 votes for Bear in the Mountains by megan_kline
  33. 103 votes for Tracks by brittany_vogt
  34. 103 votes for The high life by skbird
  35. 102 votes for Spirit Animals by sharon_design
  36. 97 votes for Woodland Creatures by annabhall
  37. 96 votes for Eagles' Eye View // Small by thinlinetextiles
  38. 95 votes for Winter - Alpine Wilderness Snowy Mountains by clairekalinadesigns
  39. 95 votes for Mountain Deer by lisa_kubenez
  40. 94 votes for Full Moon Rising by gnarllymamadesigns
  41. 94 votes for Mountain Elk and Butterflies by angelastevens
  42. 94 votes for Alpes by la_fabriken
  43. 93 votes for Halo Domba by aprchr
  44. 92 votes for Bears and Bees by robyriker
  45. 91 votes for bears in mountains by heleenvanbuul
  46. 89 votes for Mountain Wildlife Selfies by averielaneboutique
  47. 88 votes for Ox in yellow gold with Gray stone texture background by mimipinto
  48. 88 votes for Min mountain panda by lauraflorencedesign
  49. 87 votes for Spirits and Stars of the Mountains - Large Repeat by linziloop
  50. 86 votes for 06103915 © nazca lines : mountain condor by sef
  51. 85 votes for Happy mountain inhabitants by innamoreva
  52. 84 votes for Mountain animals by marta_strausa
  53. 83 votes for mountainanimals2 by cathy_ann
  54. 83 votes for Winter Moose by drawnbycat
  55. 81 votes for buzz buzz by taysfineart
  56. 80 votes for Bears In Bushes by hollybender
  57. 79 votes for mountain buddies by paddywick_lane
  58. 78 votes for Mountain Spirit Animals by whyitsme_design
  59. 78 votes for Quail & Sprig / grey by franbail
  60. 78 votes for Alaskan Safari by elystrations
  61. 78 votes for mountain wildlife by cjldesigns
  62. 77 votes for Ibex by Night by ceciliamok
  63. 77 votes for Mountain Wildlife patchwork by hnldesigns
  64. 77 votes for The Spotted Pony Mountain Ranch by orangefancy
  65. 75 votes for Mountain_spirit by un_temps_de_coton
  66. 75 votes for Ibex family red and gold by lilalunis
  67. 75 votes for The Hawk's flight : 50% size by mia_valdez
  68. 74 votes for Song of the Mountain by pamelachi
  69. 74 votes for In the mountains by ebygomm
  70. 73 votes for Wandering Bears by chris_jorge
  71. 72 votes for BEAR MOUNTAIN by bluevelvet
  72. 72 votes for (private design)
  73. 71 votes for Oh Honey! by mandimlynch
  74. 71 votes for Mountain Spirit by katebillingsley
  75. 71 votes for Spirit eagles 1 by magic_pencil
  76. 70 votes for (private design)
  77. 69 votes for Mountain Wildlife by appaloosa_designs
  78. 69 votes for Totem Spirits by stitchyrichie
  79. 68 votes for Cabin Buffalo Plaid Red Black by wickedrefined
  80. 67 votes for (private design)
  81. 66 votes for Snow Leopard ogee by beesocks
  82. 66 votes for Bear Mountain - Aztec Teal by fernlesliestudio
  83. 66 votes for Mountain skiing by canigrin
  84. 66 votes for Mountie by nancynoreth
  85. 66 votes for Mountain Spirit by gracedesign
  86. 63 votes for deep into the mountains by sara_gerrard
  87. 62 votes for elk_ by lori_eslick
  88. 61 votes for SPOONFLOWER_MOUNTAIN_CHALLENGE_TILE by rebecca_amanda_designs
  89. 61 votes for montains_animals_stars_and_hearts by isabella_asratyan
  90. 61 votes for Frosty Frolic - Light by lellobird
  91. 61 votes for Bears in the Forest_mint by studio_mmgt
  92. 60 votes for Mountain Animal Footprints by thread_sa
  93. 59 votes for Mountain-Spirit by fromtheartstudio
  94. 59 votes for Swiss-Alps-Mountain-Goats by aimeelouiseillustration
  95. 57 votes for In the Mountains green by colour_angel_by_kv
  96. 55 votes for Beary Mountainous by heatherhightdesign
  97. 53 votes for American Buffalo Bison Southwest Southwestern, large scale, ivory natural ecru brown beige neutral buff sand taupe camel by amy_g
  98. 53 votes for Mountains Gone Wild by moonpuff
  99. 51 votes for Mountain Lion in Coral and Pink by mariafaithgarcia
  100. 50 votes for GOLDEN HOUR MOUNTAIN ANIMALS BIGHORN SHEEP GREEN GOLD by paysmage
  101. 49 votes for Wapiti the Winter Elk by jt_arts
  102. 47 votes for Mountain Spirit Messenger by sugarpinedesign
  103. 47 votes for Vintage Art Nouveau Cats and flowers by kostolom3000
  104. 46 votes for BUCKFEET_MOUNTAIN_BEARS by soobloo
  105. 43 votes for Bear Head Overlap by vinpauld
  106. 43 votes for beary_special_bear by fallingladies
  107. 43 votes for Appalachian Spirit Animals by alicefrenz
  108. 42 votes for mountains_diversity by sonalikatoch
  109. 41 votes for Bears & Mountains by jody_mcmullen
  110. 40 votes for tigers and mountains by ekatrina
  111. 40 votes for Mountain Macabre by derek_quinlan
  112. 40 votes for Blue Mountain Animals by eclectic_house
  113. 40 votes for mountain animals in blue watercolor by colonnette
  114. 40 votes for Bear Country by jilbert
  115. 39 votes for Flying high by endla
  116. 39 votes for Mountain Birds Camo/teal by menny
  117. 39 votes for Owls-in-Trees by kfrogb
  118. 38 votes for Bucketfeet_Mountain_Animals-01 by efrat02
  119. 38 votes for Such Great Heights-mountain goats in the clouds by josiewhitmoreso
  120. 37 votes for funny goats by stofftoy
  121. 37 votes for mountain beasts (LARGE) by nouveau_bohemian
  122. 37 votes for bear with me by mariuch_creative
  123. 37 votes for Aries The Ram by karismithdesigns
  124. 36 votes for Swiss Alps mountain animals by zandloopster
  125. 36 votes for MountainLlama-01 by cathleenbronsky
  126. 36 votes for Mountain Animals_By Stella by stella_caraman
  127. 35 votes for Sketched_Red_Pandas by modernfox
  128. 35 votes for Mountain Animals by poppybear
  129. 35 votes for Wild Horses by lottalorier
  130. 35 votes for Reunion_on_the_rocky mountains by designcrib_by_nabomita
  131. 33 votes for Mountain bear by petitspixels
  132. 33 votes for Lights_Sounds_of_a_Mountain_Night-04 by no_frame_art
  133. 32 votes for Mountain_totem by leroyj
  134. 32 votes for Black eagle flying by miamaria
  135. 31 votes for Minshan Mountain Pandas by floramoon
  136. 31 votes for Black Bear Totem by gargoylesentry
  137. 31 votes for (private design)
  138. 31 votes for Mountain_Friends by eraerica
  139. 30 votes for Majestic Mountain Sunset by alyseolympe
  140. 30 votes for WOLF_MOUNTAIN by jennon
  141. 30 votes for Mountain horned animals by les_motifs_de_sarah
  142. 30 votes for Rock Blocks and Mountain Goats by jpweaver
  143. 29 votes for mountain_climbers by roxiespeople
  144. 29 votes for Life on the edge by edinburghese
  145. 29 votes for (private design)
  146. 28 votes for Kings of the Mountain by lyddie_doodles
  147. 27 votes for goofy mountain animals by justinremotap
  148. 27 votes for Counting Bighorn Sheep by dunnspun
  149. 26 votes for DearDeer by mccitten
  150. 26 votes for Jordan_Wise_fabric4 by jgkodesh
  151. 26 votes for Jumping Goats by janetdrummond
  152. 26 votes for Big Horns by enid_a
  153. 26 votes for Alaskan Mountain Wildlife by woolandtie
  154. 25 votes for Mountain Dreaming in Teal by jessicamcgrath
  155. 25 votes for plaidmountainyellowrepeat by donnadavis
  156. 25 votes for For Strength and Courage by twix
  157. 25 votes for Majestic Mountain Rams by lilredbug
  158. 25 votes for Mountain Bears by katielee
  159. 25 votes for Alpage Animals by vannina
  160. 24 votes for Black Bears by anda
  161. 24 votes for MountainCritters by simplyprinted
  162. 24 votes for Alpaca Pyramid Mountain Patronus by flockofnarwhals
  163. 24 votes for Snow Leopards by tracy_dixon
  164. 23 votes for Black Bear Mountain by pinky_wittingslow
  165. 22 votes for deer by horrorvacui
  166. 21 votes for Mountain Goats by elramsay
  167. 21 votes for Yellowstone Bison by vanillabeandesigns
  168. 21 votes for Spirit Bear by flyingfox
  169. 20 votes for YodelingGoat by fcdesigns
  170. 20 votes for Glorious_Mountains by sewindigo
  171. 19 votes for Mountain Owl by katawampus
  172. 19 votes for Mountain_Wild_Life by sparkler05
  173. 19 votes for Black_Bears by adranre
  174. 18 votes for (private design)
  175. 17 votes for Wilderness by andreamckay
  176. 17 votes for eagles by bernies_bounty
  177. 17 votes for (private design)
  178. 16 votes for Native_American_spirit by melluciani
  179. 15 votes for Mountain Totems Challenge by deanna_konz
  180. 14 votes for monta_a by jajavica
  181. 14 votes for mountain_scene by natalie_du
  182. 13 votes for Has anybody seen my Yeti? by hannafate
  183. 13 votes for Spirit Animals - Mountain Goat by julia_faranchuk
  184. 12 votes for Keep Strong! by gabmana
  185. 11 votes for Bear Family in Greens by twilfley
  186. 11 votes for Black-Bear-Forest by a_cauffman
  187. 11 votes for Mountain_lions by ruthjohanna
  188. 10 votes for raven_patterns_CiarraSaylor by ciarra_saylor
  189. 10 votes for MountainTotem by nat_olly
  190. 9 votes for Jumping Cougar Mountain by ally_the_junebug
  191. 8 votes for BALD EAGLE SUNSET by myfourraccoons
  192. 8 votes for (private design)
  193. 8 votes for The Artic Beast by spicerroots
  194. 7 votes for The_Gift_of_the_Capricorn by un-typisch
  195. 7 votes for Mountain Animals by kate's_kwilt_studio
  196. 6 votes for Edelweiss Lace Nr. 2 Brown Big by herbal_things
  197. 6 votes for Colorado Pride by angelcallie
  198. 5 votes for Spirit Animal Eagle by wittythings
  199. 5 votes for Untitled_abstract by gift60
  200. 5 votes for mountain eagles on white by julie_thibault
  201. 5 votes for (private design)
  202. 5 votes for NZ Mountain_Parrots - The Kea by b2b
  203. 4 votes for Bears by amanda_jane_textiles
  204. 3 votes for mountain_encounters by tamtam918
  205. 3 votes for Big Horn Sheep by dahrling
  206. 2 votes for print by chantelle_taylor
  207. 2 votes for bvnmh by loranso
  208. 2 votes for Sleeping_bear__jumping_salmon by auzd
  209. 2 votes for chic_love_2 by moukala

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Bucketfeet Mountain Animals Details

Create a design inspired by the rocky terrain and diverse mountain climates, and the animals who call this habitat home. Bucketfeet is building a collection of mountain animal themed footwear to raise awareness of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF). The winning design will be a featured shoe in this summer’s collection release.

  • Bucketfeet will choose one grand-prize winner from the popularly-voted top ten designs.
  • Designs must be original work created for this contest. Designs previously published on the Internet are not eligible for this contest.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 dpi in a fat-quarter size (21” x 18”) on the voting ballot.
  • Moderation will take place at the close of the contest deadline. Where designs are not clearly related to the Desert theme visually, moderators will use design titles and descriptions to determine adherence to the theme.
    • See our blog page for even more Design Challenge details and a list of previous themes.

Timeline

  • 01/13/2017: Submissions open
  • 01/31/2017: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 02/02/2017: Public voting opens
  • 02/07/2017: Public voting ends at 3pm EST
  • 02/09/2017: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Vintage Nostalgia Kitchen Wallpaper

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Petal Solids Coordinates: Optimism

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Submissions close May 24 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins May 26

Bold Minimalism

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Submissions close May 31 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 2

Disco Revival

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Submissions close June 7 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 9

Joyful Jungle

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Submissions close June 14 at 3 p.m. EDT,
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Mable Tan X Spoonflower: Hissterical Snakes

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

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