The challenge this week was to create a fabric design using 'birds' as a motif, and employing a color palette we specified (pictured at right). While most of the eighty-one participating designers embraced the limitations of our guidelines as a way to spur their creativity, a few opted to meander in their own directions. We didn't eliminate any of the entries for bending the rules. As always in our contests, it's up to you all to decide which of these designers you feel was most inspired. As you look through the entries this week, I think you'll agree that this is one of our best contests yet.
To access the voting page (all four of the voting pages, actually), click here.
We've made a change this week in how we eliminate duplicate votes so this week, for the first time, you'll be able to go back to the contest to look at the entries without getting locked out by a browser cookie that says you've already voted. If you do go back, be aware that the pages, as well as the individual designs on each page, will load in a different order each time you visit the survey. So the best plan is still to try to push through and do all your voting in one visit.
The talented folks sharing their work with us this week are: