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Take a step into the deep wooded emerald forest. As you look around, imagine yourself surrounded by moss covered rocks and leafy ferns as oversized tree limbs canopy over you. Challenge yourself to create a repeating design that evokes the calming effect nature can have on oneself but don’t forget to include the rich shade of emerald in your design.


This July we’re welcoming back a familiar design challenge partner and saying “hello” to a brand new one! The STEM inspired challenge with our friends at Princess Awesome will have you twirling with excitement, and our second coloring book challenge with the coloring app Lake, will have you working up an appetite. We can’t wait to see where your designs take you this month.


  • 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 25 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.

Emerald Forest Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI as a Roostery Catalan throw pillow 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 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.


  • 06/01/2018: Submissions open
  • 07/03/2018: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 07/05/2018: Public voting opens
  • 07/10/2018: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 07/12/2018: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Microscopic Worlds Design Challenge

Microscopic Worlds

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Winners to be announced December 3

Create Room Design Challenge

Create Room

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Submissions close December 1 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins December 3

Continuous Line Contour Design Challenge

Continuous Line Contour

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Submissions close December 8 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins December 10

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