To refresh our collective minds (or to clear the cobwebs from mine!) here's a quick recap explanation of the monthly design challenges:
Every month a new design challenge is set with a specific theme for the month. All items created are kept TOP SECRET by their makers until they are posted to the flickr challenge group by or on the closing day, which is normally the end of each month. The challenges are open to all UK sellers.
Themes are suggested by all involved and get put into a hat and drawn at random by the wonderful Kezzaroo. Themes for September and October have just been announced: "Birds" (Sept) and "King Arthur" (Oct).
Image Copyright Menno Stassen
When the deadline for entries has closed a voting thread is started in the Etsy Forums by a Street Team member (currently the lovely Debsmuddle) and the voting commences. The winner and runners up are announced in the flickr challenge group :)