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.
Let the great outdoors be your inspiration for this week’s design challenge, but think abstract! Rely on large swaths of color and texture to build a dreamy, deconstructed landscape worthy of any statement wall. Whether you choose to conjure a peaceful mountain range, a dark forest drenched in monochromatic shades or a serene, watercolor ocean scene, this week it’s time to think outside the repeat for a landscape that’s anything but a blandscape. Remember to think large scale this week as all entries will be previewed on a yard of fabric.
Entries will be previewed at the one yard size: 42” x 36”. Submissions close December 31 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins January 2. Winners will be announced January 9. See official rules.
Delicate washes of grey and the timeless pairing of dark and light take center stage in this week’s Black and White Painterly Design Challenge. Using black ink (digital or analog) as your source, create a seamless repeating pattern with the use of brushstrokes, implied visual depth and a degree of textural elements. Whether your monochromatic design has a light and airy feel or is firmly grounded, remember to use only black, white and shades of gray to achieve your modern painterly look. Keep the scale on the larger side as your design will preview to voters on a curtain panel render.
Entries will be previewed on a Spoonflower Curtain. Submissions close January 7 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins January 9. Winners will be announced January 16. See official rules.
Meet us at the Paris Métro, and we’ll take a trip back in time to celebrate Art Nouveau design. Often inspired by nature, this 19th-century style reflects vine-like lines and artful, organic movement. Whether your artwork is a new take on a glamorous old-world lithograph or evokes decorative architecture, your repeating design will be previewed on wallpaper, so think large scale.
Entries will be previewed on Spoonflower Wallpaper. Submissions close January 14 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins January 16. Winners will be announced January 23. See official rules.
From plastic lawn flamingos to retro campers, we’re crazy for kitsch! While some might consider this design aesthetic to be tacky or gaudy, we’re challenging you to create a repeating pattern that’s equal parts vintage flair and fun. When creating your masterpiece, picture how someone might use your design in their home. We can already envision someone making cafe curtains in their vintage Airstream and cocktail napkins for their ‘50s inspired bar cart.
Entries will be previewed on a fat quarter size: 21” x 18”. Submissions close January 21 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins January 23. Winners will be announced January 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 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.