Spoonflower introduces Bucketfeet design challenge with an Ocean theme

bucketfeet design challenge oceans theme

Spark a conversation around Ocean Conservation by submitting an Ocean-themed design that you think would look great on a pair of shoes. The winner will have their art featured on a limited-edition run of BucketFeet shoes, cash prizes, and much more.


This Oceans challenge inspires designs that highlight the beauty, complexity, and drama of the sea. BucketFeet is building a collection of ocean-themed footwear to raise awareness about the environmental issues and the impact of rising sea levels on ocean health for World Ocean Day on June 8. The winning design will be a featured shoe in this summer’s collection release.

  • BucketFeet and Spoonflower will curate 100 designs from all entries for voting, and BucketFeet will choose the winner from the popularly-voted top ten designs.
  • Designs must be original work created for this contest. Designs previously published on the Internet are not eligible for this contest.
  • Designs will be previewed at 150 dpi in a fat-quarter size (21” x 18”) on the voting ballot.
  • Moderation will take place at the close of the contest deadline. Where designs are not clearly related to the Oceans theme visually, moderators will use design titles and descriptions to determine adherence to the theme.


  • 05/02/2016: Submissions open
  • 05/12/2016: Submissions close
  • 05/19/2016: Public voting opens
  • 05/25/2016: Public voting ends
  • 05/26/2016: Winner and finalists announced

The Prizes

The winner receives $250 from BucketFeet, a licensing contract for a run of shoes (including royalties in the amount $1 per pair sold), a pair of BucketFeet shoes with their winning design, plus $150 Spoonflower credit and a press release.
All remaining entrants in the top ten receive $150 in Spoonflower credit.
About BucketFeet

BucketFeet exists to make the world a brighter place, one step at a time. Every pair of BucketFeet shoes reflects the story of the artist who designed them. Discover the inspiration behind your next pair of shoes.

For more information: http://www.spoonflower.com/contests/bucketfeet-oceans?utm_source=bronto&utm
Enter your Oceans design by May 12, 2016. Click to learn more and submit.