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French for “trick of the eye”, trompe l’oeil is an optical illusion that uses artistic technique to make something appear three-dimensional that isn’t.


Overview

Imagine a person emerging from a picture frame, or a huge dragon painted on the side of a building that appears to be bursting through the bricks. Design with the home decor shopper in mind, as voting renders will be previewed on a square pillow for this challenge.

Please visit the blog to learn more about Spoonflower’s Design Challenge rules and moderation process.

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 67

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Trompe loeil Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 3 PM ET.
  • Designs will be previewed on a home decor pillow 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

  • 11/05/2021: Submissions open
  • 12/14/2021: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 12/16/2021: Public voting opens
  • 01/04/2022: Public voting ends at 3pm EST
  • 01/06/2022: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Vintage Canned Goods Design Challenge

Lilla Rogers Vintage Canned Goods

Vote Now

Winners to be announced January 27

Tiger laying in the forest

Year of the Tiger

See the Challenge

Submissions close January 25 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins January 27

Very Peri, a blue-violet shade

Pantone Color of the Year: Very Peri

See the Challenge

Submissions close February 1 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins February 3

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

Submissions close February 15 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins February 17

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