Spoonflower + Red Paddle Co presentWorld Waterways Design Challenge

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About this design:

We’re celebrating World Ocean Day with our friends at Red Paddle Co, the world’s leading inflatable stand-up paddle board brand. This week, we’re challenging you to create a design celebrating the variety of waterways passionate paddle boarders from all over the world have grown to love.


Find your inspiration for your repeating pattern from beautiful bodies of water like Lake Wanaka in New Zealand, Mexico’s Banderas Bay, or your favorite river in your neck of the woods. Their beauty captured in your creative designs will highlight the importance of preserving the oceans, coastlines, rivers, lakes, marine life and ecosystems so that future generations can enjoy and treasure our one blue planet.

The winning design, handpicked by Red Paddle Co, will receive a $500 cash prize and be featured on a Limited Edition Stand Up Paddleboard ($1,299 value) coming next year! Before you dip your toes into these design challenge waters, be sure to learn more about Red Paddle Co and download mockups to see your design on the paddleboard on our blog.

Important notes about your World’s Waterways Design Challenge Entry:

The winning design will be limited to no more than four colors during Red production so please limit your entry to no more than four colors. Due to the nature of Red manufacturing, your design challenge entry should also be non-directional.

The Red Paddle Co team will work directly with the winning designer to get their repeating design ready for Red’s manufacturing process.

  • Entries close . View the full timeline below.
  • Designs will be viewed as a Fabric on the voting ballot. Acceptable repeat options for this challenge are Basic, Half-Drop, Half-Brick, Mirror, Center.
  • Public designs previously uploaded on Spoonflower.com are not eligible for this contest. Designs do not require printed proofing to enter the contest.
  • The popular vote determines the top 71 winning designs. Voters include Spoonflower artists and customers as well as the public.
  • The top 71 designs receive prizes or benefits. View the full prize list below.
  • View the full Terms & Conditions for this challenge.

Our partner: Red Paddle Co

We’ve been finding new ways to make paddle boarding easier and more enjoyable for more than a decade. Our award-winning inflatable paddle boards are designed to perform for everybody, regardless of age or ability. Our innovative, super-stylish boards are packed with leading technology that is subjected to extreme testing to prove their reliability and rock-hard rigidity – nothing else on the market comes close in terms of design and manufacturing quality. There’s literally nothing quite like a Red Paddle Co board.
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