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New! Custom-printed table linens

From poinsettias to pine trees, holly and mistletoe, too, we want to see your best repeating surface design inspired by winter plant life.


Overview

‘Tis the season for shoppers to start filling their carts with seasonal designs in preparation for the holidays, so help them get in the spirit with a festive print spotlighting all the flora that makes winter the most magical time of year.

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.

Winter Flora Details

  • The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 17, 2019 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.

See Challenge Terms & Conditions

Timeline

  • 08/02/2019: Submissions open
  • 09/17/2019: Submissions close at 3pm EDT
  • 09/19/2019: Public voting opens
  • 09/24/2019: Public voting ends at 3pm EDT to determine top 25 entries
  • 09/26/2019: Spoonflower will announce the winner

How to Submit a Design

  1. Log in to Spoonflower. If you don't have an account, create one here.
  2. Once logged into your account, upload the design you wish to enter into the challenge.
  3. Select Winter Flora from the Challenges Dropdown.

For complete instructions, see the Challenge Terms & Conditions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter?
This contest is open to ALL Spoonflower community members who are 18 years of age as of Tuesday, September 17, 2019. All submitted designs must be the original work of the entrant. Please do not use stock images or base your design on the work of another artist.
How many designs can I enter?
You can enter only ONE DESIGN in this contest. Designs entered in previous Spoonflower contests or public designs previously uploaded to Spoonflower are not eligible.
Can I share my entry on social media and make it available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace before voting opens?
The spirit of the Design Challenge is to give a creative prompt that inspires designers to create a new design that speaks specifically to the theme we have selected. Spoonflower is seeking an exclusive set of designs, so all designs should be new to Spoonflower. We absolutely encourage sharing your process and finished design on the web and you can make your challenge entry for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace, but to ensure that your work is eligible for the challenge, we ask that it is not an existing design from your public portfolio that has been previously uploaded to Spoonflower.
Who will judge the contest?
All designs will be eligible for public voting, and the popular vote determines the top 50 winning designs. The first place winner will be the fabric design with the most votes.
Who can vote?
Anyone can vote (when voting opens on Thursday, September 19, 2019), but only one set of votes may be submitted per individual. Email addresses will be collected from voters. Duplicate votes are filtered using fraud detection software and not counted toward final totals. Designers will be disqualified for incentivizing or compensating votes.
What if I don't want my design to be purchased by other people?
By participating in this contest, you are granting permission to make your design available to the public for voting and you are granting permission for Spoonflower to make your design for sale only if your design finishes in the top 50.
Am I giving up the copyright of my design by entering it?
You are not giving up ownership of your design, but by entering your design in the contest, you give us the non-exclusive right, should your design finish in the top 50, to make it available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace per the customary terms of the Spoonflower Marketplace. For any sales generated in the Marketplace, you will receive up to a 15% commission. You will always be credited for your design and you are free to continue to sell it on your own, now and in the future.

Active Challenges

Winter Flora Design Challenge

Winter Flora

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Winners to be announced September 26

2020 Tea Towel Calendar Design Challenge

2020 Tea Towel Calendar

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Submissions close September 24 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins September 26

Hand Lettered Tea Towel Design Challenge

Hand-Lettered Tea Towel

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Submissions close October 1 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 3

Folk Art Tea Towel Design Challenge

Folk Art Tea Towel

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Submissions close October 8 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 10

Zodiac Tea Towel Design Challenge

Zodiac Tea Towel

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Submissions close October 15 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 17

Hometown Tea Towel Design Challenge

Hometown Tea Towel

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Submissions close October 22 at 3 p.m. EDT,
Voting begins October 24

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