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For this challenge, you won’t need your loom, but you will need to utilize your artistic tools to replicate a traditional damask pattern with your own unique, contemporary direction. Whether you pair damask's distinctive flowers with items from a beloved hobby like knitting or skateboarding or you employ bright and unexpected colors to a more classic composition, we can't wait to see your design.


Overview

While technically a weaving technique and not a pattern, damask is commonly associated with elaborately scrolled motifs featuring symmetrical and structured florals and other natural elements. The technique dates back to the Middle Ages and is still a popular choice for wallpaper, curtains, and other home decor.

Don't forget to check out our top tips for designing large scale wallpaper.

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 64

Forest
290
(private design)
Damask
170
by vpa

Reimagined Damask Wallpaper Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed on a roll of 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 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.

Timeline

  • 12/04/2020: Submissions open
  • 01/19/2021: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 01/21/2021: Public voting opens
  • 01/26/2021: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 01/28/2021: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Hand-Drawn Florals Design Challenge

Hand-Drawn Florals

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Winners to be announced March 4

Submissions close March 2 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins March 4

Boardsports Design Challenge

Boardsports

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Submissions close March 9 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins March 11

Cryptozoology Design Challenge

Cryptozoology

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

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