This August we’re stopping for a quick bite to eat and then stepping back in time for our weekly design challenges. To sweeten our design challenge prizes, August will be the first month the top 50 (previously top 25) designs will automatically be made available for sale in the Marketplace! Don’t forget to verify your Spoonflower account so your designs are ready to go if you find yourself in the winner’s circle.
Tacos and Burritos | Results Announced August 9
Are you team taco, team burrito or team I’ll eat it all? This week we’re giving the designer community something to taco ‘bout with a challenge inspired by two iconic Mexican meals. As you’re designing a repeating pattern, think of the toppings you’d add to your taco, the fillings that would make your burrito burst at the seams or the location where you’d devour your dinner. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close July 31 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins August 2. See official rules.
1920s | Results Announced August 16
The 1920s, also referred to as The Roaring ‘20s in the United States and the Golden Age Twenties in Europe, brought about the birth of the Jazz Age, iconic dance moves and the inspiration for this week’s design challenge. Will you channel the luxurious and modern style of Art Deco, the glitz of the movie industry or the underground mystery of prohibition when creating your repeating design? Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close August 7 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins August 9. See official rules.
1950s | Results Announced August 23
Jump into your tail-finned sedan and burn rubber back to the 1950s when sock hops, drive-ins and soda shops were all the rage. The ‘50s paved the way for an aesthetic of bright pastel color, abstract art, and let’s not forget, plastic wrapped furniture. During this week’s challenge, create a repeating pattern that embraces anything from beatniks to greasers to the ever important civil rights movement. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close August 14 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins August 16. See official rules.
1960s | Results Announced August 30
The Sixties represented a decade of free spirit and this week’s challenge is the perfect opportunity to experiment with different design techniques. Don’t shy away from making bold pattern choices like big geometric shapes, a mid-century mod motif, a wild color palette or even take a psychedelic spin on your repeating design. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close August 21 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins August 23. See official rules.
Victorian Era | Results Announced September 6
With a balance of orderliness and ornamentation, a home in the United Kingdom during the Victorian Era reflected a prim and proper lifestyle while also celebrating excess. The rise of wallpaper, including elaborate floral patterns in primary colors, paired with bold prints throughout an entire room, proved that “less is more” was not the motto during this period of time. We can’t wait to tip our top hat to this week’s winner. Please note: The use of existing designs in the public domain will not be accepted. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close August 28 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins August 30. 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 50
Each of the top 50 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.