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.
From the women who brought you Princess Awesome comes Boy Wonder, a clothing brand for boys that honors and reflects the full range of colors and themes boys love. Co-founders Eva and Rebecca believe that boys are not only strong and tough, but also sweet and cuddly and WONDER-ful. This is why Boy Wonder is asking the talented Spoonflower designer community to join in their design planning.
What have YOU noticed is missing from the boys’ section in mainstream department stores? Colors? Themes? Pattern design? Have you ever met a kid who doesn’t like to chase butterflies? Or make rainbows with prisms? Or use their dump truck to give their friendly stuffed animals a ride? Boy Wonder is looking for a design as unique as each little boy out there. The winning design, handpicked by Boy Wonder from the popularly voted top 50, will receive a $500 cash prize and be featured on a Boy Wonder product!
Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close June 25 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins June 27. Winners will be announced July 11*. See official rules.
*In recognition of the 4th of July holiday, voting in the Boy Wonder Design Challenge will be open for two weeks.
Have you been wanting to try out a new design technique, practice with playful patterns or finally give florals a try? In this week’s challenge, your palette may be limited but the theme is up to you!
Limited Color Palette
Bronze (#A67242), Rosé (#FFC8B3), Forest (#1B463C), Spearmint (#75C2B0)
All four colors in the palette above must be used in your design. Black and white are optional. Color variations and colors outside of this palette plus black and white will not be accepted. To prevent colors from shifting when uploading to Spoonflower, designs must be in the sRGB color space. Please do not create your design in CMYK.
Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close July 9 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins July 11. Winners will be announced July 18. See official rules.
We’re pawsitive you’re going to want to cuddle up to this week’s challenge! From puppy play dates to corgis wearing rain boots (it’s a thing!), it’s easy to see why these four-legged furry friends have become a crowd favorite in the Marketplace. When creating your dog-friendly design, be sure to think about the Spoonflower makers who are keeping an eye out for the pawfect print to feature on their handmade dog accessories like bandanas, collars, leashes and more!
Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close July 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins July 18. Winners will be announced July 25. 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.
Boy Wonder Design Challenge: In addition to receiving $200 in Spoondollars, the winner will also receive a $500 cash prize from Boy Wonder, which will also serve as the licensing fee to be featured on a Boy Wonder product.
The 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars.
Boy Wonder Design Challenge: In addition to receiving $100 in Spoondollars, the winner will also receive a $50 Boy Wonder store credit.
The 3rd place winner will receive $50 in Spoondollars.
Boy Wonder Design Challenge: In addition to receiving $50 in Spoondollars, the winner will also receive a a $50 Boy Wonder store credit.
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.