Robert Kaufman Fabrics is partnering with Spoonflower to bring you the Fabric8 Design Contest! We are searching for eight talented designers looking to make a name for themselves in the industry. And one of those chosen eight will have the opportunity to begin a rewarding career as a professional fabric designer!
What's the best part of all this? The contest is open to anyone and everyone, and there is no entry fee! Just submit a single design to Spoonflower.com by April 24th to be considered by our panel of judges.
The theme of the contest is Watercolor with Pen & Ink - think modern designs rendered in the style of pen & ink drawings colored with watercolors.
Take a look at our Pinterest board for some direction and inspiration.
Between April 24th and May 1st, representatives from Robert Kaufman and Spoonflower will thin out the playing field and select their 100 favorite designs. Audiences around the world will then have the chance to vote online for their favorites, and the results will determine the final eight competitors.
Each of those eight designers will then be asked to create a collection of eight fabrics based on their original designs by June 5th, and the fabric-loving public will once again vote for their favorite collection.
The designer who receives the most votes will be offered a contract with us, Robert Kaufman Fabrics, to produce a professional fabric collection! They will also receive a $1000 advance against royalties (minimum guarantee), a professional-quality Wacom digital drawing tablet, and $250 in custom fabric printed by Spoonflower!
For more info about submission guidelines and contest dates, please visit fabric8contest.com.
Best of luck to all contestants - Can't wait to see what you come up with!