submit a design, our fans vote, and we sell the winners.

Fall & Winter Digital Invitations Challenge

Challenge Deadline: May 4, 2015 10:00 AM PDT

Fall & Winter Digital Invitations Challenge

In our first-ever Digital Invitation challenge last year, we took a record number of designs across more than forty party categories. We are hard at work turning those designs into the best digital invitation experience on the market, which we cannot wait to share with you.

Since the last challenge focused on spring and summer holidays, we are now looking to build our assortment for fall and winter events including Back to School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.

We are looking for a high number of designs – as many as 500 – across a large variety of themes, occasions and styles. This means there is a strong chance of being selected, and we encourage you to participate!

1st Place: $1000 and an iPad, 2nd Place: $500 and an iPad, 3rd Place: $250 and an iPad, 4th-30th Place: $100

Special Awards: $500-$150 each, plus opportunities for marketing. Editors' Picks: $100 each. All winning designs will receive a 8% commission on top of the cash prize. Click the green "submit a design" button for more information.

Winter Wonderland Non-Photo Holiday Card Challenge

Challenge Deadline: May 4, 2015 10:00 AM PDT

Winter Wonderland Non-Photo Holiday Card Challenge

Break out the eggnog - it's time for the non-photo holiday card challenge! This is a fun challenge that Minted designers typically enjoy, because it allows your talents as a designer to shine, whether you are an artist, illustrator, typographer or graphic designer. We are looking to help customers express a broad range of styles; there is no one Minted "look".

So have fun, take risks, and design a holiday card you would be excited to send yourself. We can't wait to see what you dream up for this very important challenge!

1st Place: $2000, 2nd Place: $1000, 3rd Place: $750, 4th-30th Place: $250

Special Awards: $250-$1000 each, plus opportunities for marketing. Editors' Picks: $100 each. All winning designs will receive a 6% commission on top of the cash prize. Click the green "submit a design" button for more information.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Happy New Year's Card Challenge!

Challenge Deadline: April 20, 2015 10:00 AM PDT

5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Happy New Year's Card Challenge!

Let's toast to 2016! For the first time ever, we are kicking off our annual holiday design challenges with New Year's photo cards.

Each year we see New Year’s cards become a bigger trend among customers who are too busy having fun over the holidays, or who just want to send cheer in a non-secular way to family and friends. It’s the new tradition!

We’re looking to you, the talented Minted design community, to really wow the world with original designs that ring in 2016 with a bang!

1st Place: $2000 + New Year's Eve Las Vegas trip for 2, 2nd Place: $1000, 3rd Place: $500, 4th-30th Place: $200

Special Awards: $250-$1000 each, plus opportunities for marketing. Editors' Picks: $150 each. All winning designs will receive a 6% commission on top of the cash prize. Click the green "submit a design" button for more information.

Through the Lens Photography Challenge

Challenge Deadline: April 27, 2015 10:00 AM PDT

Through the Lens Photography Challenge

We could not be more excited about our first ever photography-only art challenge! After many requests from artists and customers alike, we are ready to step behind the camera. Channel your inner Gursky, Weston, Sherman, or Steiglitz to submit your best artistic photographs for a chance to join the ranks of Minted's top selling photographers. As always, a warm welcome to all new photographers!

1st Place: $3000, 2nd Place: $1500, 3rd Place: $750, 4th – 20th Place: $200

Special Awards: $1000 - $200 each. Editor's Picks: $150 each. All winning designs will receive a 10% commission on top of the cash prize. Click the green "submit a design" button for more information.

Upcoming Challenges

ChallengeStartsDeadlinePrizeCal
Through the Lens Photography ChallengeMar 3Apr 27
5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Happy New Year's Card Challenge! Mar 26Apr 20
Winter Wonderland Non-Photo Holiday Card ChallengeApr 8May 4
Fall & Winter Digital Invitations ChallengeApr 10May 4
The 2015 Minted Holiday Card ChallengeMay 4Jun 2
Corporate Holiday Card ChallengeMay 18Jun 15

Upcoming Events

EventLocationDateTimeCal
Office Hours Minted Forum May 11:00 PM
NSS Minted Meetup PartyNYCMay 187:00 PM

Are you up for the challenge?

At Minted, all that matters is good design. Our professional design challenges rely on the wisdom of the crowd - designers, customers, the Minted team, and fans - to vote for their favorite designs. In addition to cash prizes and a 6% commission on sales of their designs on Minted.com, our winners are promoted on blogs, in our ads, and in national magazines.