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This week’s Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper Design Challenge takes a dip into the subconscious mind where paradise meets surreal landscapes bound only by your imagination. With a focus on lush plants, colorful flowers, or animals found in tropical climates, designers should incorporate an element of surprise where dream-like possibilities are the norm and constraints of reality are banished.


Overview

While you conceptualize your masterpiece, think of what kind of room your wallpaper design could be used for it—maybe a child’s bedroom, a posh cocktail bar, or even a maximalist lover’s living room.

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 80

(private design)

Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 3 PM EDT.
  • Designs will be previewed as 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

  • 06/05/2020: Submissions open
  • 07/21/2020: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 07/23/2020: Public voting opens
  • 07/28/2020: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT
  • 07/30/2020: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Vintage Canned Goods Design Challenge

Lilla Rogers Vintage Canned Goods

See the Challenge

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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