We are so delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Moda Fabrics to bring you this year's Fabric8 Contest! Fabric8 is an annual contest to discover eight bold and modern fabric collections from new and emerging designers. The winner of the contest will be offered a contract to design a fabric collection for Moda Fabrics, a $1000 advance against royalties, and a Wacom professional digital drawing tablet. Each of the eight finalists will receive $150 in Spoonflower credit.
The 2015 Fabric8 Contest theme is Botanical Sketchbook. Grab your sketchbook and take some time to stop and smell–-and draw––the flowers! In this year’s Fabric8 Contest, we are seeking designs reminiscent of those found in a botanical sketchbook. Whether you celebrate the lush botanicals of the tropical forest of your dream vacation or the dandelions peeking through your sidewalk, show us a page from your book with your entry in this year’s Fabric8 Contest! For more botanical sketchbook inspiration, follow our Botanical Sketchbook Pinterest board.
There’s no right or wrong approach to creating subject matter for this contest, but in the end the judges from Moda Fabrics and Spoonflower will select, from all of the entries submitted, 100 designs for the semifinal round of voting, which will be open to the public. The top eight designers, determined by popular vote, will be asked to develop three more designs to round out their collections, and then the public will choose the winner from the eight collections. Please see the official rules, and FAQs! Also, please do check back here as we post updates and answer any questions along the road to voting on our finalists. Happy designing!