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Take your artwork from dyed to digital, or consider using tie-dye inspired digital brushes to elevate your tie-dye aesthetic, bringing it into 2020 with today’s modern shopper in mind.


Overview

While resist-dyeing techniques have been around for centuries, the modern phrase “tie-dye” was invented in the 1960s and had its last heyday in the ‘90s. And in case you missed it, the ‘90s are officially back! With that comes a new wave of tie-dye love. Need some inspiration? Check out our round-up of tie-dyed designs and DIY projects we are loving right now.

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 96

(private design)

Tie-Dye Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, March 24, 2020 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.

Timeline

  • 03/06/2020: Submissions open
  • 03/24/2020: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 03/26/2020: Public voting opens
  • 03/31/2020: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 04/02/2020: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Intergalactic Adventures Design Challenge

Intergalactic Adventures

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Winners to be announced April 22

Home on the Range Design Challenge

Home on the Range

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

Seashells Design Challenge

Seashells

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Submissions close April 27 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins April 29

Embroidery Template Design Challenge

Embroidery Template

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Submissions close May 4 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins May 6

Moody Tropical Flora Wallpaper Design Challenge

Moody Tropical Flora Wallpaper

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Submissions close May 11 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins May 13

Charcuterie Boards Design Challenge

Charcuterie Boards

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Submissions close May 18 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins May 20

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