Gardens For Health Pattern Contest

I am thrilled to announce the Gardens For Health Pattern Contest! Gardens for Health International is a wonderful organization that works in East Africa to provide agricultural assistance to those who struggle with chronic malnutrition. The founder, Emma Clippinger, has long dreamed of developing a signature “Gardens for Health” print to use on bags, dresses, napkins, and aprons and I thought the Pattern Observer community would love to lend her a helping hand. Here are the details:


Your Client: Gardens for Health International

Deadline: October 27th (exactly two weeks from today!)

Your Assignment: To develop an original print that incorporates images that are important to Gardens for Health. Examples include: flowers or sunflowers, seeds, avocados, tomatoes, carrots, beets, eggplants, lettuce/cabbage, squash, sweet potato, broccoli — all things that they grow! Hint: Emma is drawn to simplistic prints that can be easily printed!

Submission Guidelines: Please submit an 11″x17″ jpeg of your final artwork to


1. The winner will receive their artwork printed an a variety of items that will be sold worldwide to support an amazing organization! These pieces will also be featured on Pattern Observer.

2. The winner will receive a spot in The Sellable Sketch course that starts November 7th! This is a five week intensive course in which you will learn how to develop an irresistible surface design collection ($180 value.)


If you have any questions about the contest please post them below. If you would like to learn more about Gardens For Health please check out their website here. Please help spread the word through posts, tweets, and sharing. Best of luck!



*If you have already taken the course you will receive a Sellable Sketch Collection Review ($175 value).



At Pattern Observer we strive to help you grow your textile design business through our informative articles, interviews, tutorials, workshops and our private design community, The Textile Design Lab.

Featured Course

More Stories
Christian Dior Resort ’12