Announcing June 2022 Design Challenge Themes

Edited: May 18, 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: Optimism | Entries due by May 24, 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 Watermelon, Marigold, and Lemon Lime 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: Watermelon (#DF737B), Marigold (#EF9F04) and Lemon Lime (#EBDD1F). Imagine this bright and warm palette used in a bedding set or a pillow collection when coming up with your design.

 

An Important Note About Your Entry

Artists must use 1, 2 or all 3 colors from the provided Petal Solids hex codes colors Watermelon (#DF737B), Marigold (#EF9F04) and Lemon Lime (#EBDD1F). 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 other Petal Solids Coordinates challenges:

Candy
Joy
Cozy
Calm
Pastel Comforts

Entries will be previewed on a 21” x 18” fat quarter. Submissions close May 24 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins May 26. Winners will be announced June 2. See official rules

Bold Minimalism | Entries due by May 31, 2022

Minimalism is all about stepping back from the complicated and unnecessary, leaving only the things that provide you with pure value. Spoonflower is all about simplifying and making things easier, but we also love things that stand out from the crowd! Introducing: Bold Minimalism.

This week, your design should focus on simplicity, something you could imagine being added to a minimalistic interior room makeover, but it should also include contrasting elements like pops of color or a striking composition.

Entries will be previewed on a 21” x 18” fat quarter. Submissions close May 31 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins June 2. Winners will be announced June 9. See official rules. 

Disco Revival | Entries due by June 7, 2022

Grab your grooviest dancing shoes and let’s hit the disco! This week, we’re throwing back to retro dance floors, colorful lights, iconic 70s fashion (something that’s currently trending) and boogying down to feel-good music.

Your design is the hottest new disco in town that everyone is talking about–what will we see there? Use visuals that feel glamorous yet funky, such as loud and exaggerated patterns or shiny and sparkly touches.

Entries will be previewed on a 21” x 18” fat quarter. Submissions close June 7 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins June 9. Winners will be announced June 16. See official rules

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Joyful Jungle | Entries due by June 14, 2022

Make sure to pack your binoculars and safari hat for this challenge, because it’s a jungle out there!

This week, your design should feature what you would find on a vast jungle adventure filled with excitement, discovery and joy. Will you spot fun animals like lizards or orangutans? What kinds of lush greenery and flora can be seen?

Entries will be previewed on a 21” x 18” fat quarter. Submissions close June 14 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins June 16. Winners will be announced June 23. See official rules

Mable Tan X Spoonflower: Hissterical Snakes | Entries due by June 21, 2022

They’re slithery, sneaky, and despite their reputation, sweet! Whether you call them your friend or foe, snakes are an important part of the animal kingdom and should always be celebrated. For this partner challenge with surface pattern designer Mable Tan, feature these reptilian friends in your design.

Snakes come in all sorts of shapes and patterns that you can use as inspiration, such as little green garden snakes found in your backyard or striped snakes with bold and exciting colors. We can’t wait to sss-see what you enter!

Mable Tan is including extra prizes on top of the regular Spoondollar prizes for this challenge. See the prizes section below for details.

Entries will be previewed on a 21” x 18” fat quarter. Submissions close June 21 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins June 23. Winners will be announced June 30. 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. The first place winner of the Hissterical Snakes challenge will also receive a 45 minute one-to-one mentoring call/portfolio review with Mable Tan, plus her eBook “How to License Your Art in 12 Months.”

Second Place

The 2nd place winner will receive $100 in Spoondollars. The second place winner of the Hissterical Snakes challenge will also receive a 30 minute one-to-one mentoring call/portfolio review with Mable Tan, plus her eBook “How to License Your Art in 12 Months.”

Third Place

The 3rd place winner will receive $50 in Spoondollars. The third place winner will also receive Mable Tan’s eBook “How to License Your Art in 12 Months.”

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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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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  • I checked the official rules and there’s no further information on the Mable Tan prize. Usually a dollar value is listed for prizes (winners are supposed to report them for tax purposes, at least in the US).

    Do the Mable Tan prizes have a dollar value?

    Marian | May 9, 2022 at 10:14 am
    • Hi Marian!

      1. First prize: 45 mins mentoring and ebook USD$200
      2. Second prize: 30 mins mentoring and ebook USD$150
      3. Third prize: eBook USD$70

      Thanks so much for participating in our Design Challenges, and best of luck!

      Spoonflower | May 27, 2022 at 12:42 pm
  • Oh, wow, and the Joyful Jungle | Entries due by June 14, 2022 is very wonky.

    Submissions close May 17? And voting begins May 19? And winners announced May 26?

    Entries will be previewed on a 21” x 18” fat quarter. Submissions close May 17 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins May 19. Winners will be announced May 26. See official rules.

    Marian | May 7, 2022 at 12:14 am
  • Also, the official rules links all go to May, not June.

    Marian | May 6, 2022 at 6:47 pm
  • The first challenge (Petal Solids Coordinates: Optimism) is missing information- It doesn’t say how it will be previewed, or when voting will begin, or winners announced. or have a link to the official rules.

    Marian | May 6, 2022 at 6:37 pm
    • Hi Marian! Thank you so much for letting us know about this. Everything is now updated with the correct information!

      Best,
      Anna
      Spoonflower

      Anna | May 9, 2022 at 8:47 am