What do you get when you combine the harvest season, sushi that’s just too cute to eat and an artistic technique that’s spot on? The September design challenge themes, of course! This month’s themes will require you to pull out your design toolbox and show us how you celebrate the season! Are you ready for the challenge?
‘Tis the season for hayrides, hot cider and everyone’s favorite spiced latte. From trips to the pumpkin patch to the beauty from the changing colors of the leaves, we are falling for Autumn! For this week’s challenge, create a repeating design inspired by the cozy fall season upon us. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close August 29, 2017 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins August 31, 2017. See official rules.
Kooky, spooky and everything in between! This week’s challenge is all about one of our favorite DIY holidays. With a retro twist, create a vintage inspired repeating design with a nod to Halloween’s past. Tricks and treats are welcomed! Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close September 5, 2017 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins September 7, 2017. See official rules.
In the context of Japanese culture, the word kawaii means cuteness. Most kawaii designs transform everyday objects into overly cute characters by adding simple facial features like two wide eyes, a small nose, and a dot for the mouth. Most commonly created with pastel colors, we’re challenging you to turn a widely popular dish into a repeating pattern that’s just too cute to eat! Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close September 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins September 14, 2017. See official rules.
We think this week’s theme is spot on! Also referred to as dot art, pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Use your favorite medium to create a repeating pointillistic design that will fool the eye. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close September 19, 2017 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins September 21, 2017. See official rules.
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.
The 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars.
The 3rd place winner will receive $50 in Spoondollars.
4th through 10th place winners will receive a $20 Spoondollar credit.
Each of the top 25 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.