We usually hear some griping about the colors we choose for these palette-restricted contests, but I've always found that looking through the entries is a treat. Restricting the palette is one way of pushing designers out of their comfort zones, which is usually rewarding. This week's contest was for large-scale botanical designs that had to use the colors in a palette we provided (visible here). We did our best to discourage the use of gradients in this one, but in the end we didn't pull all of the entries that employed them. As usual, the voters will make the final call. There are 149 entries, so get ready to do some serious scrolling.
The participating designs and designers are: