Spoonflower presentsSeashells Design Challenge

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Come out of your shell and show off your best designs featuring these exquisite exoskeletons! Whether you are able to walk the shore and search for inspiration, visit your own shell collection from past vacations or rely on research to show you these beach beauties, we want to see the great diversity of seashells represented!


These sea sculptures can be shiny and smooth or rough and textured. Their unique patterns are thanks to the animals like hermit crabs that call the shells home at times. As the creatures grow, new layers or “growth bands” sprout up on the shell to make room. While no one is 100% sure where shells’ pearlescent colorings come from, some thoughts include influences like the temperature of its watery home or what it’s resident snacks on.

Please visit the blog to learn more about Spoonflower’s Design Challenge rules and moderation process.
  • Entries close . View the full timeline below.
  • Designs will be viewed as a Fabric on the voting ballot. Acceptable repeat options for this challenge are Basic, Half-Drop, Half-Brick, Mirror, Center.
  • Designs previously uploaded on Spoonflower.com are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • The popular vote determines the top 70 winning designs. Voters include Spoonflower artists and customers as well as the public.
  • The top 70 designs receive prizes or benefits. View the full prize list below.
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