From a pool of 75 terrific semi-finalist designs selected by judges, the peeps have spoken and we're now down to the top ten in the competition to choose the next great designer for Michael Miller Fabrics. Nearly 9,000 people voted in the semi-final round.
All of the top ten designers will be asked to do some serious work over the next two and a half weeks before voting in the final round opens on April 28th. Each finalist has to create five additional designs for a collection built around the winning design. The final round will be our first contest in which voters will be asked to select collections rather than individual designs. It will also be the first Spoonflower contest in quite while in which voters will only get a single vote to cast!
Only one designer will end up the winner, but all ten finalists will receive $100 in Spoondollars as well as 10 yards of the Michael Miller fabric of her choice. It is our great pleasure to announce that the finalists are (in no particular order):
- Lil' Boy by twobloom
- Good_Night by antoniamanda
- Dragon Boy by zesti
- If By Ocean – Beach Block by ttoz
- FOX_TAILS_for_project_selvage by petunias
- Baby Seas by cynthiafrenette
- Circus fun for little one! by bora
- CW_BabyAnimals by creativitybycrystal
- Sea of Stars by nicole_tamarin
- Windy Day by pattysloniger
Thank you to all the semi-finalists, who submitted some amazing work! This is the first time we've ever run a contest with a juried qualifying round and with such a large number of submitted designs. If we do it again next year we'll almost certainly makes some changes to the way we set up the pre-qualifying round. As with everything we've done since the launch of our little start-up three years ago, our goal is to improve as we go along. I hope you're still enjoying our journey as much as we are. Thank you again to all the supremely talented members of the community who participated.