Announcing May 2022 Design Challenge Themes

Edited: May 17, 2022

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: Pastel Comforts | Entries due by April 26, 2022

Petal Signature Cotton® Solids is our collection of 100% cotton solid fabrics that make it easier than ever for makers to color coordinate their favorite Spoonflower designs. This week, create a design that utilizes the colors Honeydew, Lilac and Sky Blue to use alongside the Petal Solids fabrics.

Our Research & Development team worked hard to identify RGB hex codes you can use that perfectly match our Petal Signature Cotton Solids: Honeydew (#D4E88B), Lilac (#A6A3DE) and Sky Blue (#A7C0DA). Imagine this cool, pastel-toned palette in used in bedding set or a pillow collection when coming up with your design. 

An Important Note About Your Design Entry

Artists must use 1, 2 or all 3 colors from the provided Petal Solids hex codes colors Honeydew (#D4E88B), Lilac (#A6A3DE) and Sky Blue (#A7C0DA). 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 solids. For examples and past winners, check out our past Petal Coordinates challenges: Candy, Joy, Cozy and Calm.

Entries will be previewed on a 21” x 18” fat quarter. Submissions close April 26 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins April 28. Winners will be announced May 5. See official rules.

Home Hobbies | Entries due by May 3, 2022

This week, we’re celebrating our inside lives and the comfort of spending time in our homes doing the hobbies we love. Whether it’s baking, embroidery or indoor gardening, show us your favorite in-home pastimes in your design. What supplies are laid out on the table as you work? What is the end result? What visual elements remind you of your particular hobby? We’re excited to see what you do!

Entries will be previewed on a 21” x 18” fat quarter. Submissions close May 3 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins May 5. Winners will be announced May 10. See official rules. 

Reworked Classics | Entries due by May 10, 2022

Back to the basics, but with a twist! We want to see your take on classic patterns like checkers, tartan, plaid, stripes and dots, reimagined with warping and manipulation techniques. Think directional splicing, twists and bends for an unexpected pop of pattern on apparel and home decor projects.

Entries will be previewed on a 21” x 18” fat quarter. Submissions close May 10 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins May 12. Winners will be announced May 19. See official rules

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Vintage Nostalgia Kitchen Wallpaper | Entries due by May 17, 2022

Remember the old wallpaper from the house you grew up in… that now might seem a little outdated? Time to reimagine it and give it new life! You could go kitsch, classic, or “cottage core” for your design aesthetic–the key is to think back to the past as your inspiration to design a cozy kitchen wallpaper that’s sure to stir up old memories.

Entries will be previewed on a roll of wallpaper. Submissions close May 17 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins May 19. Winners will be announced May 26. 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.

Anna Fletcher
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Anna is a self-taught sewist, award-winning cosplayer and digital artist who joined Spoonflower in 2021. In her free time, she’s either stitching up new costumes and creating fun content, binging some sort of animated series or snuggling her 15-year-old cat, Mina.

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