Today we are very excited to announce the return of the Fabric8 Contest from Spoonflower and Robert Kaufman Fabrics. This year’s Fabric8 contest theme will be Geek Chic! Fabric8 is an annual contest designed to discover the next groundbreaking textile designer for one of the most respected fabric companies in the industry. One of eight finalists will be chosen as the recipient of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to release a collection through Robert Kaufman that will be sold in stores across the US and around the world.
This year's theme is intended to inspire rather than to limit the designs created for the contest, and – while we haven't undertaken a literal definition of Geek Chic — we have created a Pinterest board to help jumpstart your creative brainstorming:
Judges from Robert Kaufman and Spoonflower will select 100 semifinalists from all of the entries submitted. Semifinalists will be announced May 9, 2013. Voting in the semifinal round will be open to the public from May 9-15. The winner will be offered a contract from Robert Kaufman Fabrics, a $1000 advance against royalties, and a Wacom professional digital drawing tablet. Each of the eight finalists will receive $150 in Spoonflower credit.
This year we're happy to welcome American Patchwork Quilting as a media sponsor for the contest.