Maker Challenge, Creative Prompts

When you challenge your imagination, creativity emerges. We encourage our community to use these challenges to think outside of their comfort zone and find inspiration that may otherwise have been missed. Pieces can be as literal or as loose as you’d like as long as the theme inspires you!

How to Participate:

  • Create a piece inspired by each theme.
  • List the item in your goimagine shop.
  • Click submit button at the bottom of this page to submit your product by the deadline noted in each challenge.

While we encourage you to create something new for these challenges, if you have a perfect product that fits a theme, please submit it! You can choose to enter all challenges or select the ones that appeal to you. Get the conversation going with other makers working on the same challenge by sharing progress in Maker Circle! And feel free to share with your own followers using hashtag #GImakerchallenge

To Qualify:

  • The submission listing must be “active” in your goimagine shop*
  • The “Meet the Maker” section of your shop MUST be filled out
  • How it’s made” section is encouraged, but not required.
  • Each shop may enter up to 2 products for each challenge.

What if my item sells? You can still qualify! As long as the item remains in “active” status, it can be judged by the goimagine team.


All submissions will be judged by the goimagine team and the top six will be selected for a public vote. The voting window will open shortly after submissions close and will last 1 week. The top two submissions will be featured on goimagine and through social media.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • Winner: 3 months free subscription fees.
  • Finalist: 1 month free subscription fee.

Active Challenges:

Maker Challenge Moody Neutrals

Explore the captivating world of muted tones with a touch of drama. From deep grays and charcoal blacks to soft taupe and earthy browns, these colors create a sense of mystery and elegance. Use light and shadow as inspiration and embrace this palette to craft a beautiful piece.

Submissions Due September 29, 2023

Maker Challenge Handmade Hygge

Embrace the cozy and warm spirit of hygge as we dive into the magical wintertime season. Hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") is a Danish concept that encompasses coziness, contentment, and a sense of well-being. It's about creating an atmosphere of warmth, relaxation, and togetherness, especially during the cold winter months. In this challenge, capture the hygge spirit through your handmade creations. 

Submissions Due October 27, 2023

Get ready to unleash your creativity and explore the limitless possibilities of buttons! In this challenge, creativity knows no bounds. Feel free to experiment with different button placements, layering techniques, button-based patterns, or even using buttons as the primary medium for your project. Consider all possible ways buttons can be used, and create a piece that incorporates them somehow.

Submissions Due December 1, 2023