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Playmats are a great way to keep little ones entertained at home or on-the-go—just add toy cars, stuffed animals or play food! This is your chance to dream up a creative activity mat that will engage toddler or preschool children’s imaginations. You can set your design as a center repeat for this challenge, just make sure your entry is set to one yard (42” x 36”) and fills the entire space.


Overview

Need some inspiration? Spoonflower designer and maker Anda shows you how it’s done with this tutorial from The Spoonflower Quick-Sew Project Book.

Entries will be previewed at the one yard size (42” x 36”) this week.

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 78

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Playmats Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 DPI in a one yard size (42” x 36”) 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

  • 04/05/2019: Submissions open
  • 04/23/2019: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 04/25/2019: Public voting opens
  • 04/30/2019: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 05/02/2019: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Jewel-Tone '70s Design Challenge

Jewel-Tone '70s

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Winners to be announced December 12

Pop Art Citrus Design Challenge

Pop Art Citrus

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Submissions close December 10 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins December 12

1-Yard Abstract Landscape Wall Hanging Design Challenge

1-Yard Abstract Landscape Wall Hanging

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Submissions close December 31 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins January 2

Black and White Painterly Design Challenge

Black and White Painterly

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Submissions close January 7 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins January 9

Art Nouveau Wallpaper Design Challenge

Art Nouveau Wallpaper

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Submissions close January 14 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins January 16

Vintage Kitsch Design Challenge

Vintage Kitsch

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Submissions close January 21 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins January 23

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