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Whether you choose to paint a rural scene, mimic folk-style embroidery or are inspired by an icon like a Swedish Dala horse, we want to see how you weave culture, community and tradition into an artful tea towel.


Overview

Folk art is a style that celebrates cultural heritage and reflects everyday life. What we love about this art form? It is of, by, and for the people, and most often features a handmade quality.

Like previous years, all tea towel entries will automatically be previewed on a Spoonflower Tea Towel during voting. Learn more about the ins and outs of formatting your entry to ensure a picture-perfect preview!

Prizes

  • 1st place winner will receive a $200 Spoonflower credit and one (1) Spoonflower tea towel in their own winning design ($17 value).
  • 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit and one (1) Spoonflower tea towel in their own winning design ($17 value).
  • 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit and one (1) Spoonflower tea towel in their own winning design ($17 value).
  • Remaining top 10 designs will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit and one (1) Spoonflower tea towel in their own winning design ($17 value). 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 76

(private design)

Folk Art Tea Towel Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Entries will be submitted at the Linen Cotton Canvas fat quarter size (27″ x 18”) and previewed as a Spoonflower Tea Towel 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

  • 09/06/2019: Submissions open
  • 10/08/2019: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 10/10/2019: Public voting opens
  • 10/15/2019: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 10/17/2019: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

2021 Calendar Tea Towel Design Challenge

2021 Tea Towel Calendar

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Winners to be announced October 1

ABC's of...Tea Towel Design Challenge

ABCs of...Tea Towel

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Submissions close September 29 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 1

Kitchen Wisdom Tea Towel Design Challenge

Kitchen Wisdom Tea Towel

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Submissions close October 6 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 8

Backyard Winter Birds Tea Towel Design Challenge

Backyard Winter Birds Tea Towel

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Submissions close October 13 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 15

Vintage Travel Poster Tea Towel Design Challenge

Vintage Travel Tea Towel

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

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