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New! Custom-printed table linens

Ahoy, landlubbers! From black flags and bright parrots to treasure maps and doubloon-filled chests, we want to see your best swashbuckling design.


Overview

Whether you create a cute take on seadogs for a kid-themed party or try to “shiver me timbers” with sharks, swords or shipwrecks, we can’t wait to see what you’ll unearth. Maybe you’ll even discover a historical female pirate or two. Heave ho!

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 54

Pirates Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, August 6, 2019 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.
  • See our blog page for even more Design Challenge details and a list of previous themes.

Timeline

  • 07/05/2019: Submissions open
  • 08/06/2019: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 08/08/2019: Public voting opens
  • 08/13/2019: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 08/15/2019: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Winter Flora Design Challenge

Winter Flora

Vote Now

Winners to be announced September 26

2020 Tea Towel Calendar Design Challenge

2020 Tea Towel Calendar

See the Challenge

Submissions close September 24 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins September 26

Hand Lettered Tea Towel Design Challenge

Hand-Lettered Tea Towel

See the Challenge

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

Folk Art Tea Towel Design Challenge

Folk Art Tea Towel

See the Challenge

Submissions close October 8 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 10

Zodiac Tea Towel Design Challenge

Zodiac Tea Towel

See the Challenge

Submissions close October 15 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 17

Hometown Tea Towel Design Challenge

Hometown Tea Towel

See the Challenge

Submissions close October 22 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 24

Current Challenge Past Challenges