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 this post to learn more about Spoonflower’s Design Challenge rules and moderation process.
Entries for October Design Challenges will automatically be previewed on Spoonflower wall hangings or tea towels during voting, as noted below. Visit our help center to learn more about the ins and outs of formatting wall hangings and tea towels to ensure a picture-perfect preview!
2024 Calendar Wall Hangings | Entries due by September 26, 2023
We’re continuing our annual tradition of challenging you to design calendar wall hangings and tea towels, a popular go-to gift each holiday season.
It’s time to imagine what possibilities a new year can usher in, and that may be a starting place to inspire a theme for your entry. The art you create is entirely up to you and if you need a calendar file to get started, click here!
Have a calendar tea towel design from last year in your design library? It can’t be submitted for this weekly challenge as you must create something new for each challenge, but it’s a good reminder to upload a revision with 2024’s dates for future customers. Cheers to a new year!
Festive Beverage Recipe Tea Towels | Entries due by October 3, 2023
It’s our yearly recipe challenge with a twist!
This week your challenge is to design a tea towel featuring the recipe for your favorite festive beverage. We can’t wait to try your creative cocktails (or mocktails!), sensational ciders and cozy cocoas.
Witty Wordplay Wall Hangings | Entries due by October 10, 2023
We’re looking for puns, alliteration, riddles and rhymes in this week’s challenge all about witty wordplay.
Will you come up with the perfect pun or a wonderful one-liner? Highlight your witty wordplay with bold lettering or find a visual way to illustrate your clever catchphrase. We’re so eggcited to see what you come up with!
Pantone Intangible Tea Towels | Entries due by October 17, 2023
Design for tea towels using Pantone’s “Intangible” palette.
Pantone’s “Intangible” palette includes colors that invite the tactile and sensitive to prevail as an intangible value, symbolizing contrasts and mixtures between anthropological memories and hopeful futures. Disembodied, abstract and moving colors that together offer light and when displayed in subtle gradient effects create a look of magical, iridescent mirrors.
An Important Note About Your Entry
- Use one or more colors from Pantone’s Intangible palette, listed below.
- Incorporate tints (lighter versions) of these colors.
- Utilize the tints listed in the suggested color harmonies below, curated by Pantone.
- Use gradients and textures.
- Introduce new colors, black and white or darker shades of the colors featured in the palette.
The Intangible Palette
- PANTONE 6064 C, #D0AEC6
- PANTONE 6086 C, #AEB5D8
- PANTONE 6108 C, #8FA4C0
- PANTONE 6025 C, #DC826B
- PANTONE 6220 C, #76828D
- PANTONE 6208 C, #786F55
Suggested color harmonies to complement this palette, curated by Pantone
- PANTONE 6064 C – 50%, #E8D7E3
- PANTONE 6108 C – 10%, #F2F4F7
- PANTONE 6220 C – 45%, #BEC4C9
- PANTONE 6025 C – 20%, #FAE5DF
- PANTONE 6220 C – 60%, #AAB2B9
- PANTONE 6208 C – 20%, #E2E0DA
- PANTONE 6108 C – 30%, #DBE1EA
- PANTONE 6025 C – 40%, #F5CCC0
- PANTONE 6086 C – 30%, #E5E7F2
Palette and trend theme inspired by PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner Spring/Summer 2023 Dreaming.
Entries will be previewed on a tea towel. Submissions close October 17 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time. Voting begins October 19. Winners will be announced October 26. See official rules. This challenge includes additional prizes, scroll to the bottom of this post to learn more.
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.
The 4th through 10th place winners for the Pantone Mega Matter Bedding Design Challenge will receive a $20 Spoonflower credit, a Spoonflower tea towel featuring their winning design and a 1 year subscription to Pantone Connect.
All of the top 100
Each of the top 100 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.