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This week’s challenge has us going on a design safari and we’re on the lookout for animal-inspired patterns featuring distinct lines. Just like the traits found in line drawings, remember to pay close attention to the form and outline of your design over color, shading and texture.


As you create your entry this week, be sure to think of the use cases for this type of design including nursery wallpaper. Who knows, maybe your design will catch the eye of parent-to-be on the prowl for statement nursery walls featuring line drawings of cuddly and cute animals with subtle additions of color.

Designer Tip: Wallpaper patterns make the biggest impact when design elements are 12”-24” and set as a basic repeat.


  • 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 75

Line Art Safari Wallpaper Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed as Spoonflower wallpaper 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 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.


  • 03/06/2020: Submissions open
  • 04/14/2020: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 04/16/2020: Public voting opens
  • 04/21/2020: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 04/23/2020: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Canadian Wildlife Design Challenge

Canadian Wildlife

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Winners to be announced June 11

Quiet Spaces Design Challenge

Quiet Spaces

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Submissions close June 9 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 11

Large Birds Design Challenge

Large Birds

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Submissions close June 16 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins June 18

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