Announcing April’s Design Challenge Themes

Announcing April's Design Challenge Themes | Spoonflower Blog

Nautical | Entries due by March 26

Announcing April's Design Challenge Themes - Nautical | Spoonflower Blog

Ships ahoy! From sailors and seashells to iconic maritime flags, there’s no shortage of inspiration once you set sail for this week’s design challenge. Crashing waves and rocking boats may be the anchor to your design, but don’t forget to think about how your nautical-inspired design could be used on home textiles. Whether it’s a pirate party for a pair of leggings or an elevated seersucker for a patio pillow, we can’t wait to see where the high seas take your design.

Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close March 26 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins March 28. Winners will be announced April 4. See official rules.

Pollinators | Entries due by April 2

Announcing April's Design Challenge Themes - Pollinators | Spoonflower Blog

Where would we “bee” without pollinators? From hummingbirds to bats, these invaluable creatures help keep our ecosystem thriving. Enjoy nuts, fruits and vegetables? You may be surprised to discover that we owe approximately three-quarters of our major food crops to these industrious beings. In this week’s design, create a repeating pattern inspired by the insects (and some vertebrates) who help diversify our plant life.

Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close April 2 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins April 4. Winners will be announced April 11. See official rules.

April Showers | Entries due by April 9

Announcing April's Design Challenge Themes - April Showers | Spoonflower Blog

Spring is right around the corner at the Spoonflower HQ which can only mean one thing: April showers and May flowers! Will you weather this challenge with a prism of color or let the clouds have their day and celebrate jumping from puddle to puddle? Grab your umbrella and slide on your galoshes because by the end of this challenge, you’ll be singing in the rain!

Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close April 9 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins April 11. Winners will be announced April 18. See official rules.

Australian Flora | Entries due by April 16

Announcing April's Design Challenge Themes - Australian Flora | Spoonflower Blog

Australia is home to over 24,000 species of plants, and the bright colors of these Down-Under delights are taking center stage in this week’s challenge. Will flowers like the banksia and spider orchid capture your eye or will you gravitate towards eucalyptus, the iconic evergreen tree with deep roots in the continent? There’s no shortage of colorful inspiration as your design blossoms from idea to entry.

Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close April 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins April 18. Winners will be announced April 25. See official rules.

Design Challenge Prizesl | Spoonflower Blog

Grand Prize

One Grand Prize Winner each week will receive $200 in Spoondollars. The winner will also receive additional exposure in our email newsletters, professional photography of their printed designs, and social media mentions.

Second Place

The 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars.

Third Place

The 3rd place winner will receive $50 in Spoondollars.

The rest of the top 10

4th through 10th place winners will receive a $20 Spoondollar credit.

All of the top 50

Each of the top 50 entries, determined as set forth above, not receiving one of the foregoing prizes will be automatically proofed for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (approximately a $5 value) (the “Runner Up Prize”) if winners are verified sellers.

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