|At this time, we no longer offer the option to open or adopt a new group on Redbubble. We suggest reaching out to current Redbubble group hosts if you are interested in co-hosting.|
Groups are the villages within the Redbubble universe. They are organized around a subject, style or a social community on Redbubble.
After you have signed up to Redbubble, you can search for groups by clicking on your profile pic in the upper right corner and selecting 'Find Groups'.
Once you find a group you like, you can join by clicking the Join This Group button. To find out how to add work to the group, check out this handy dandy FAQ.
Challenges are a great way to get involved by seeing the best work in different genres, entering your own work and voting on others. There's new themes all the time, so just wait around for something that rocks you!
How do they work?
The group hosts set a theme and a start date. They also specify how long the entry period should last, and then how long voting lasts after all the entries have been collected.
Who can participate?
Entries are restricted to members of the group, with one entry per person.
What about voting?
Voters can vote for as many of the entries as they like, and we jumble up all the entries for each voter, so that no one has an advantage. When the voting period closes we tally up all the votes to declare the winner!
For the great majority of challenges voting is open to anyone. This differs when membership of the group is by 'invite only', then only group members are able to vote in the challenge.
When it comes to challenge etiquette, beyond Redbubble's Community and Content Guidelines, you should follow the rules of each individual challenge. Here are some examples to give you a sense of how Redbubble etiquette applies to challenges:
- Promoting a whole challenge without highlighting specific works
- Asking for votes on your social platforms
- Sending Bubblemail to individuals asking for votes on a particular work may be reported as spam
- Posting "vote for me" type threads in the forums may be considered spam
- Commenting on the work of others with requests to vote on your work may reported as spam
- Using group messages to ask for votes on a particular work
If you are not sure, refer to the rules of each specific challenge, or your group hosts for guidance.