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Where would we “bee” without pollinators? In this week’s design, create a repeating pattern inspired by the insects (and some vertebrates) who help diversify our plant life.


Overview

From hummingbirds to bats, these invaluable creatures help keep our ecosystem thriving. Enjoy nuts, fruits and vegetables? You may be surprised to discover that we owe approximately three-quarters of our major food crops to these industrious beings.

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 91

(private design)
See Bee
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Pollinators Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 2, 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

  • 03/01/2019: Submissions open
  • 04/02/2019: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 04/04/2019: Public voting opens
  • 04/09/2019: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT
  • 04/11/2019: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Take a Hike Design Challenge

Take a Hike

Vote Now

Winners to be announced July 1

Submissions close June 29 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins July 1

Stone Fruit Design Challenge

Stone Fruit

See the Challenge

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

Seek and Find Playmats Design Challenge

Seek and Find Playmats

See the Challenge

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

Retro Bugs Design Challenge

Retro Bugs

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

Current Challenge Past Challenges