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2018 Holiday Card Design Challenge

Put down that Halloween candy and stop painting that pumpkin. We’ve got some truly terrifying news for you. Holidays are just around the corner. Pretty soon, the envelope licking will begin and season’s greetings will be whizzing their way across the land.

People will need cards. More specifically, people will need quirky, fun, beautiful, unique cards for their quirky, fun, beautiful, unique friends and family. And we know just the people who can answer their call.

Over the next 3 weeks we’ll be challenging you to come up with your best greeting card designs for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, New Year, Diwali or any other holiday we celebrate at this time of year.

  • We give you a theme that’s trending this season.
  • You use the theme to create a unique greeting card.
  • You upload your design to Redbubble.
  • You share your work on social using #RBCardChallenge and @Redbubble, on Instagram and Redbubble.
  • You could win $100 and be featured on the Redbubble homepage.

See the current challenge below, and remember to keep checking this blog post as we’ll be updating it with each new challenge.  First challenge begins, Friday, October 5th.

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Week 3 – FOOD (Completed)

The 2018 holiday design challenge hits the final week with a deliciously festive theme. Make a food-focused holiday greeting card. We’re talking any kind of xmas treat like fruitcake, candy canes, or sugar plums (whatever those are). Share your designs with #rbcardchallenge and @Redbubble and you could win $100. Voting on Holiday Food Designs begins October 26th 5pm PST. Please have your designs submitted before to be included!

Week 3 Winner – ElephantShoe!

“Joys of the Season” by ElephantShoe

Runner’s up from our Holiday Food Design Submissions

by PrettyInPinks

by Zoljo

by Gnoppoletta

by Cartoonbeing

by Beesants

by LaureH

by Neginmf

by SelmaCardoso


The 2018 Holiday Design Challenge enters week 2. This week, design greeting cards that are furry, fuzzy, scaly, fishy, or any other animal-centric adjective you can think of. Make the holidays more animalistic by sharing your design with #rbcardchallenge and @Redbubble and win $100. Voting on Holiday Animal Designs begins October 19th 5pm PST. Please have your designs submitted before to be included!

Week 2 Winner – LittleClyde!

“Bird and Berries” by LittleClyde

Runner’s up from our Holiday Animals Design Submissions

by Gnoppoletta

by Mangulica

by Cynthiafxo

by AndyWestface

by SelmaCardoso

by Marcelobadari

by Freeminds

by 7115


This week, create a vintage-inspired or pattern artwork that’ll make the holidays so much more vintage and/or pattern-y. You could win $100. Share with #rbcardchallenge and @redbubble. Voting on Holiday Vintage Designs begins October 12th 5pm PST. Please have your designs submitted before to be included!

Week 1 Winner – DINOMIKE!

“To All A Good Night” by Dinomike

Runner’s up from our Holiday Vintage Design Submissions

by MerryMakeWell

by Wytrab8

by Gnoppoletta

by Retrorudolphs

by Kittyvdheuvel

by Mbrhapsody

by Karin

by Elenanaylor

Keep up to date with this challenge and more at Redbubble Create Instagram.


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Jen Durant

Redbubble Artist Relationship Manager