2018 marks Spoonflower’s 10 year anniversary and as we continue to grow, we are dedicated to keeping our ecological footprint small in sharp contrast to today’s textile industry. From a print-on-demand process designed to minimize our fabric and ink waste to a small garden outside our North Carolina headquarters that is filled with herbs, lettuces and cherry tomatoes planted (and enjoyed) by our employees, sustainability is at the heart of all that we do. As we approach Earth Day on April 22, we hope this month’s design challenge themes will inspire you to ask yourself how you’re making a positive impact on Mother Earth.
Gardening | Results Announced April 19
This week’s challenge will have you flexing your green thumb! From urban gardening to backyard raised beds, there are so many ways to incorporate gardening into your lifestyle–even if you have to leave it to the experts. Take your pick from produce to peonies and create a repeating design featuring what we might find in a garden near you. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close April 10 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins April 12. See official rules.
Geology | Results Announced April 26
When you peel back the layers, there’s a lot going on beneath our feet. However, Geology isn’t just about rocks (although those have plenty to tell us): it’s the study of the Earth’s materials, natural resources and the processes that have acted on our dynamic planet over the entire history of time. From metals, volcanoes and fossils to land formations, rock strata and climate change, get inspired by this Earth science to create a repeating design in your medium of choice and rock this challenge. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close April 17 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins April 19. See official rules.
Endangered Species | Results Announced May 3
There are over 16,306 endangered species in the world, and we want to help catapult them into the spotlight. People, pesticides and pollution are all factors that can all play a role in the extinction of plants and animals, and awareness is the first step in protecting endangered species. From the Asian elephant to the Amur leopard, we hope this week’s theme sheds some light on the planet’s at-risk flora and fauna. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close April 24 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins April 26. See official rules.
Cycling | Results Announced May 10
Did you know May 18 is the official Bike to Work day? To celebrate, we’re challenging you to create a repeating design featuring one of the many ways you can help reduce your carbon footprint. Will we find you cycling your way through this theme on one wheel, two wheels or three? Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close May 1 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins May 3. 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.
The rest of the top 10
4th through 10th place winners will receive a $20 Spoondollar credit.
All of the top 25
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.