Spoonflower’s Weekly Design Challenges encourage creativity by inviting our community to submit designs around a theme and vote on favorites to win weekly prizes. See what design challenges are coming up and which designers were crowned grand-champion in past challenges here.
We’re slowing things down thanks to the inspiration for this week’s design challenge and the world’s slowest animal: sloths! Whether you find these mammals irresistibly cute (#slothlove) or are weary of their lethargic nature , create a repeating pattern depicting the sloth-mania that’s taken over the Spoonflower Marketplace. Hanging from a tropical trees, swimming in water or slowly making their way through the rainforest, where will your sloth take you? Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close December 4 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins December 6. Winners will be announced December 13. See official rules.
Scandinavian interior design may call for crisp, clean lines and neutral colors but the style of art that we can’t get enough of is anything but toned down. Finding inspiration in the rich history of Scandinavian folk art, your entry in this challenge could include bright colors, geometric shapes, woodblock textures or a popular design element, birds. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close December 11 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins December 13. Winners will be announced December 20. See official rules.
Whether your Sun is in Sagittarius or your rising sign is in Pisces, this week’s design challenge destiny will be left up to the heavens. From daily horoscopes and natal charts to zodiac constellations, we encourage you to find harmony in your repeating designs featuring all things astrology. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close December 18 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins December 20.* Winners will be announced January 3. See official rules.
With this week’s challenge comes a twist! Every week, Spoonflower employees watch from the sidelines as you, our creative community, participate in the weekly design challenges. For one week out of the year, the roles are reversed and employees step off the sidelines and onto the design field to create a design for the annual employee design challenge. This year, employees will participate alongside the Spoonflower designer community in the Astrology Design Challenge–but don’t worry–there’s no home team advantage here.
*In recognition of the holidays, voting in the Astrology Design Challenge will be open for two weeks.
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.