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Visiting the streets of Granada, it’s hard to miss the vibrant colors and intricate designs on the ceramic tiles throughout the city. Create a repeating design highlighting the traditional hand-crafted decorative tiles that once adorned Spanish churches and palaces. Think complex geometric patterns, bold color choices and mosaic art to recreate this style.


Overview

The Spoonflower community is a melting pot of designers from all over the world and during January’s design challenge, we’ll be celebrating this designer diversity with a sampler of five international inspired themes. We’ll be starting our adventure in Africa with a challenge celebrating the newest exhibit at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and ending our excursion in Turkey honoring a handwoven form of artistic expression. Pack your tool box because it’s time for a design adventure!

Prizes

  • 1 first 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 25 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.

Spanish Tiles Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3 PM EST.
  • 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 25 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

  • 12/08/2017: Submissions open
  • 01/09/2018: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 01/11/2018: Public voting opens
  • 01/16/2018: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 01/18/2018: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Microscopic Worlds Design Challenge

Microscopic Worlds

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Winners to be announced December 3

Create Room Design Challenge

Create Room

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Voting begins December 3

Continuous Line Contour Design Challenge

Continuous Line Contour

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Submissions close December 8 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins December 10

Current Challenge Past Challenges