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  • 2017 Monthly Design Challenge
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    Laurie Gonyea

2017 Monthly Design Challenge

2017 Monthly Design Challenge

Our 2016 Designer of the Month series was so successful, that we’ve decided to carry it forward into 2017, but with a twist.  Announcing the FGYCo MONTHLY DESIGN CHALLENGE – the monthly design contest where you have the chance to have your pattern published on our website (and be paid), be interviewed for our blog and win a $100 Feel Good Yarn Company gift certificate!  Anyone can enter – you don’t have to be a published designer. In fact, we encourage those who have been wanting to dip their toe into the design scene to participate.

Here’s how it works:
• At the beginning of every month we will introduce a “design challenge” project using one of our SilverSpun® yarns.
• Designers will have approximately 2 1/2 months to complete the project*.
• Entries will be voted on by the general public. All entries will be posted anonymously to allow participants a fair chance at winning.
• The design with the most votes wins.
*Designs previously published either on-line or in print are not eligible for this contest (that includes Instagram & Ravelry.)

What you could win:
• The winning design will be featured on our website and all of our social media outlets (see below for more details)
• The winning designer will be interviewed on our blog.
• The winning designer will receive a $100 FGYCo gift certificate.
• The second & third place winners will receive $75 & $50 gift certificates respectively, but will not have their pattern published by Feel Good Yarn Co.

If you wish to participate you must:
1. Purchase the required SilverSpun® yarn.
2. Design & knit/crochet the Challenge project.
3. Send us a photo of the finished project suitable for publication.

If you win you must:
1. Supply FGYCo with a formatted PDF version of the pattern.
2. Supply FGYCo with additional photos of the finished project for publication purposes.

How to enter:
• Purchase the required amount of SilverSpun® yarn for the Challenge.
• Let us know you wish to participate by filling out this form.

How to vote:
• Once all of the submissions are in there will be a link on our website that will take you to the voting site. We will announce when voting is open via all of our social media outlets and our website.
• Just for kicks we will randomly choose one voter from each monthly campaign who’ll win a copy of the winning pattern and enough SilverSpun® yarn to make it.

Additional details:

  • The winning pattern will be available for sale on our website.  For every pattern sold via our website we will pay 50% commission (most likely $2.50). Payments will be made quarterly via PayPal if over $10.  If less than $10, payment will be made the next quarter.  Payments will continue until we decide to no longer carry the pattern (but it will be at least through 2017).
  • All winners will retain the rights to their design and are free to publish one month from the time of release on our website.
  • Regarding photographs.  Please take the time to take clear, clean, well lit and in focus photographs.  The photo you submit will play a big part in determining if people vote for your design or not.  A great photo usually garners lots of votes!
  • The submission photo should be formatted as a square so we can easily post to Instagram.
  • Only designs using SilverSpun® yarns are eligible for this contest.




  • Post author
    Laurie Gonyea