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From plastic lawn flamingos to retro campers, we’re crazy for kitsch! While some might consider this design aesthetic to be tacky or gaudy, we’re challenging you to create a repeating pattern that’s equal parts vintage flair and fun.


Overview

When creating your masterpiece, picture how someone might use your design in their home. We can already envision someone making café curtains in their vintage Airstream and cocktail napkins for their ‘50s inspired bar cart.

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 65

(private design)

Vintage Kitsch Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, January 21, 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

  • 12/06/2019: Submissions open
  • 01/21/2020: Submissions close at 3pm EST
  • 01/23/2020: Public voting opens
  • 01/28/2020: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries
  • 01/30/2020: Spoonflower will announce the winner

Active Challenges

Animalier Design Challenge

Animalier

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Winners to be announced February 20

Roller Rink Nostalgia Design Challenge

Roller Rink Nostalgia

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Submissions close February 18 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins February 20

Micro Modern Quilt Design Challenge

Micro Modern Quilt

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

Pine and Mint Throw Pillows Design Challenge

Pine and Mint Throw Pillows

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Submissions close March 3 at 3 p.m. EST,
Voting begins March 5

Faux-Textured Wallpaper Design Challenge

Faux-Textured Wallpaper

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Submissions close March 10 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins March 12

Nugget Couch Design Challenge

Nugget Couch

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Submissions close March 17 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins March 19

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