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During this week’s challenge, create your own chinoiserie design featuring the elaborate and intricate elements that are hallmarks of this traditional style.


Overview

Chinoiserie, meaning “Chinese-like”, is a Western movement interpreting popular Chinese artistic styles. Traditionally found in the home as designs on wallpaper, jars, vases and tea sets in the 18th century, the iconic blue and white patterns feature motifs of dragons, nature scenes, pagodas and foo dogs are making a comeback.

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.

Chinoiserie Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, October 30, 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 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

  • 09/07/2018: Submissions open
  • 10/30/2018: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 11/01/2018: Public voting opens
  • 11/06/2018: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 11/08/2018: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Sports & Leisure Design Challenge

Sports & Leisure

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Winners to be announced August 6

Small-Scale Tools of the Trade Design Challange

Small-Scale Tools of the Trade

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

Mushrooms Design Challenge

Mushrooms

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

Climbing Vines Wallpaper Design Challenge

Climbing Vines Wallpaper

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

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