Announcing November's Design Challenge Themes

OCT 1, 2021

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.

Be sure to visit the blog to learn more about Spoonflower’s Design Challenge rules and moderation process.

Petal Solids Coordinates: Cozy | Entries due by October 26

Petal solids Navy, Fog, and Desert Sun

Just like two of our contests in September, this contest asks artists to create a design that coordinates with a collection of three colors available as Petal Signature Cotton® Solids.

Petal Signature Cotton Solids are new 100% cotton solid dyed fabrics that make it easier than ever for makers to coordinate with their favorite Spoonflower designs.

​​Our Research & Development team worked hard to identify RGB hex codes that perfectly match our Petal Signature Cotton Solids. This week, create a design that utilizes the colors Navy (#29384C), Fog (#BED2E3) or Desert Sun (#C57F20) to use alongside the Petal Solids fabrics.

These cozy tones and classic palette can help to create a comfortable environment as we settle into the new season. Think about a living room refresh and motifs that would look great on curtains, throw blankets, and wallpaper.

Hex codes for Petal solids: Navy (#29384C), Fog (#BED2E3) Desert Sun (#C57F20)

An Important Note About Your Design Challenge Entry

Artists must use 1, 2 or all 3 colors from the provided Petal Solids hex codes colors Navy (#29384C), Fog (#BED2E3), Desert Sun (#C57F20). Additional colors are ok to use, but we recommend keeping it simple with no more than 4 colors total (not including black and white) to ensure your design coordinates well with the colors Navy, Fog and Desert Sun.

Buy your Petal Signature Cotton® Solids Swatch Book today to explore a 2″ x 2″ (5 cm x 5 cm) swatch of all 50 dyed solid color options.

Entries will be previewed on a 21″ x 18″ fat quarter. Submissions close October 26 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins October 28. Winners will be announced November 4. See official rules.

Quirky Amphibians | Entries due by November 2

Frog with a snail on its head

If you look deeply into the forest and your imagination, you’ll see some fascinating anthropomorphic amphibians!

Fancy frogs, talented toads and nifty newts are the stars this week. We’ll enter a fantasy world where these creatures dress in costume and engage in everyday activities amongst the mushrooms and moss. Create an un-frog-gettable world and story for your curious cast of characters!

Entries will be previewed on a 21″ x 18″ fat quarter. Submissions close November 2 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins November 4. Winners will be announced November 11. See official rules.

Kitsch Valentine | Entries due by November 9

Pink red and white candy hearts

This coming Valentine’s Day we are embracing the emerging aesthetic known as #lovecore with its kitsch take on classic motifs and colors.

This trend popularized by Gen Z on platforms like TikTok is showing new takes and juxtapositions of elements typically associated with the romantic holiday. Think pink and red hearts, flowers, candies, love letters and cupid for your sweet designs this week.

Entries will be previewed on a 21″ x 18″ fat quarter. Submissions close November 9 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins November 11. Winners will be announced November 18. See official rules.

Victorian Greenhouse | Entries due by November 16

Glass Victorian greenhouse

Show off your green thumb and work amongst flourishing plant life in the glass structure of a Victorian greenhouse.

Breathe in the scents of colorful flowers and feel the natural light and warmth the transparent nursery provides. Embrace the “peas and quiet” this outdoor escape can provide with hearty herbs, delicate florals and plentiful fruits and vegetables.

Entries will be previewed on a 21″ x 18″ fat quarter. Submissions close November 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins November 18. Winners will be announced December 2. See official rules.

Grand Prize

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.

Second Place

The 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars.

Third Place

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.

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