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Headbands of Hope are given to children with cancer in hospitals across the US because, as Jess Ekstrom, founder of Headbands of Hope believes, fashion can be a great vehicle for positive self-identity. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, we hope this month’s theme, “dreamers,” will inspire designs of celestial and sky imagery and/or future aspirations.


Overview

Give a big round of applause for our winning dreamers! All top 5 popularly-voted designs will be licensed for an exclusive collection of headbands. Winners will receive 10% commission for each yard of fabric purchased to manufacture these headbands, along with a $50 Headbands of Hope credit + $50 Spoonflower credit. The grand-prize winner, lilyandlouie, (hand picked by Headbands of Hope) will have 50 headbands produced with her design and donated to the children’s hospital of her choice. Winners will also be featured in an exclusive press release written by Spoonflower, recognition in Sponsors’ emails, blogs and on social media channels.

Prizes

All top 5 popularly-voted designs will be licensed for an exclusive collection of headbands. Winners will receive 10% commission for each yard of fabric purchased to manufacture these headbands, along with a $50 Headbands of Hope credit + $50 Spoonflower credit. One grand-prize winner will have 50 headbands produced with their design and donated to their local children’s hospital, or the children’s hospital of their choice. Winners will also be featured in an exclusive press release written by Spoonflower, recognition in Sponsors’ emails, blogs and on social media channels.

The Winner

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The rest of the Top 5

The full list of entries and votes

  1. 478 votes for Love. Hope. Dream (ink) MED by nouveau_bohemian
  2. 460 votes for Dream Whales by littleknids
  3. 413 votes for dreamer fabric by lilyandlouie
  4. 398 votes for dream catcher by holaholga
  5. 361 votes for Mice Messages by designed_by_debby
  6. 344 votes for Vintage Fall Watercolor Floral by astrobarndesign
  7. 342 votes for A Wish to Build a Dream On by ceciliamok
  8. 332 votes for Princess Dreams of Purple by elramsay
  9. 324 votes for Wishes and dreams by laura_may_designs
  10. 320 votes for Unicorn Dreams // by Petite_circus by petite_circus
  11. 316 votes for Headbands-of-Hope by ehra_designs
  12. 301 votes for (private design)
  13. 291 votes for flyingelephant by gaiamarfurt
  14. 282 votes for (private design)
  15. 265 votes for Watercolor Dahlia Lace by jinnyly
  16. 262 votes for shooting star by perlesdepluie
  17. 253 votes for birds in the air by mary15
  18. 243 votes for (private design)
  19. 236 votes for (private design)
  20. 236 votes for (private design)
  21. 230 votes for dreamscape headbands of hope by mimipinto
  22. 223 votes for Forest Of Dreamers - Wilderness Animals - Nursery by heatherdutton
  23. 216 votes for Dream Galaxy by daintydora
  24. 214 votes for Watercolor flowers by katerinaizotova
  25. 214 votes for Just-Dreaming by jodepace
  26. 208 votes for Lucky_Dreamers_Green by sarettazen
  27. 202 votes for Dreamy by emilycromwelldesigns
  28. 199 votes for Blue fish in watercolor by ikiyol
  29. 193 votes for Dreams Do Come True by grace_andersson
  30. 190 votes for Flying Dreams by katebillingsley
  31. 188 votes for constellations by hanathor
  32. 187 votes for dreamer floral by smallhoursshop
  33. 187 votes for Floral night by lindi_melse
  34. 186 votes for Sea Dreamers by ceanirminger
  35. 185 votes for Field of Dreams by laura_mooney
  36. 185 votes for (private design)
  37. 182 votes for Unicorns in the sky in purple (small) by heleen_vd_thillart
  38. 177 votes for Little Paper Airplanes by logan_spector
  39. 173 votes for Nursing is my Superpower- Fitted Mask Template ©Jennifer Garrett by jennifer_todd
  40. 173 votes for Soaring Skies by paula's_designs
  41. 172 votes for U R My Sunshine: Happy Dreams by cleolovescolor
  42. 163 votes for Be YOUnicorn by actuallycharming
  43. 163 votes for (private design)
  44. 161 votes for (private design)
  45. 156 votes for flying by alphabetsoup
  46. 153 votes for I Dream of Peonies by madibee
  47. 152 votes for Sky's the Limit: Hot Air Balloons on Night Sky by jennifercolucci
  48. 151 votes for Dream of whales tonight by laura_kerridge
  49. 149 votes for Heavenly Skies by angelastevens
  50. 145 votes for Dreamcatchers by taylorshannon
  51. 144 votes for Sweet Sunny Dreams by jacquelinehurd
  52. 134 votes for dream big little fox by andrealoydesign
  53. 132 votes for dreambig by joslynndowd
  54. 128 votes for midnightsparkledream by thecatshows
  55. 125 votes for Charming_Garden by madiha_yearwood
  56. 125 votes for Unicorn rainbow dream with pastel fluffy clouds by magentarosedesigns
  57. 124 votes for MoonyEyed by stephanielynne
  58. 124 votes for DreamChaser by gwendegroff
  59. 122 votes for Royalovely by lilichi
  60. 122 votes for Abstract_childish_pink_with_berry by zebra_finch
  61. 118 votes for (private design)
  62. 116 votes for Flying high by julia_khimich_design
  63. 115 votes for (private design)
  64. 114 votes for Dreamland by zoyu
  65. 111 votes for dream_catcher_1 by starlingandpebble
  66. 107 votes for Unicorn_Dreams by jo_barry
  67. 107 votes for pretty as a peacock by diane_gilbert
  68. 107 votes for Shoot for the Stars by robyriker
  69. 106 votes for Celestial Dreams by electrogiraffe
  70. 105 votes for Dreamy Skies - Midnight Blue by fancyjackdesigns
  71. 105 votes for Dream Catchers sunshine by colour_angel_by_kv
  72. 103 votes for wilddreams by morsing_around
  73. 99 votes for Sparkle & Shine by sew-me-a-garden
  74. 98 votes for canis minor by pamelachi
  75. 97 votes for Superlunary Hero - Peach by tiffanyheiger
  76. 91 votes for Dreaming Wide Awake by lizlovin
  77. 89 votes for FFPT_DaydreamerTiny by firefliesandpuppytails
  78. 89 votes for Diamond Skies by kathubbs
  79. 86 votes for Dreamer by jaymehennel
  80. 79 votes for Dreamy sunny flower clouds by simut
  81. 78 votes for Imaginaryland by jennylevhag
  82. 69 votes for Daydream Balloons in Baby Blue // Repeat pattern for Wallpaper or Children's Fabric // Nursery Print by Zoe Charlotte by zoecharlotte
  83. 66 votes for Clouds and Stars by kellie_jayne_
  84. 65 votes for Dreamers by lauren_hamill_designs
  85. 63 votes for Sailing Dream by kmischler
  86. 56 votes for (private design)
  87. 52 votes for Celestial kids Mint Green || Sky Clouds Blue Moon Stars Yellow White Cream Navy Royal Blue by Miss Chiff Designs outerspace by misschiffdesigns

Headbands of Hope

For every ​item sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer.

Jess Ekstrom was moved to create Headbands of Hope in 2012 after a life changing​ ​internship with a children’s wish granting organization, where she noticed the effect​ ​chemotherapy had on a young girl’s self-confidence. The brand believes that a​ ​simple accessory can improve a child’s outlook on both inner and outer beauty,​ ​uplifting them with just a small gesture. For every headband sold, a headband is​ ​donated to a child battling cancer. For more information, please visit www.headbandsofhope.com.

Headbands of Hope

Headbands of Hope Dreamers - Finals Round Details

  • Check out our blog post and Pinterest board for more design inspiration.
  • The deadline for entries is Friday, September 16, 2016 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Headbands of Hope and Spoonflower will curate 100 designs from all submitted entries to be eligible for public voting.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI in a swatch size (8” x 8”) on the voting ballot.
  • Headbands of Hope will choose a grand prize winner from the popularly-voted top five designs.
  • Designs previously published on the Internet 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

  • 09/01/2016: Submissions open
  • 09/16/2016: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 09/21/2016: Public voting opens
  • 09/27/2016: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT
  • 09/29/2016: Spoonflower will announce the winner

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