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The much anticipated announcement is finally here and designers and makers alike are rejoicing for the calming hue celebrating the coming year: Classic Blue. Using just the monochromatic limited color palette below, we can’t wait to see how you shine a spotlight on this year’s confident color.


Overview

We’re looking ahead to 2020 with blue-tinted vision inspired by Pantone’s timeless and serene pick for Color of the Year.

Limited Color Palette

Ice (#E9F4FF), Slate (#92B0CA), Classic Blue (#0F4C81), Midnight (#012E54) Click here to preview the full color palette.

All four colors in the palette above must be used in your design. Color variations and colors outside of this palette will not be accepted. Unlike past limited color palette challenges, black and white may not be used. To prevent colors from shifting when uploading to Spoonflower, designs must be in the sRGB color space. Please do not create your design in CMYK.

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 68

Classic Blue Limited Color Palette Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 28, 2020 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.

Timeline

  • 01/03/2020: Submissions open
  • 01/28/2020: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 01/30/2020: Public voting opens
  • 02/04/2020: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 02/06/2020: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Intergalactic Adventures Design Challenge

Intergalactic Adventures

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Winners to be announced April 22

Home on the Range Design Challenge

Home on the Range

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Submissions close April 20 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins April 22

Seashells Design Challenge

Seashells

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Submissions close April 27 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins April 29

Embroidery Template Design Challenge

Embroidery Template

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

Moody Tropical Flora Wallpaper Design Challenge

Moody Tropical Flora Wallpaper

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

Charcuterie Boards Design Challenge

Charcuterie Boards

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

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