We’ve all been going holiday-crazy for months now and we know the Minted design community has been too. For all you designers who donned holiday sweaters in May and who celebrated Christmas in July (and August and September), the wait is over! This challenge blew us away—over 2,200 strong submissions, 3,000 voters, and nearly 450,000 votes later, an announcement of the incredibly talented 11th-20th place winners. To properly celebrate these gorgeous designs, we are announcing the 11th-20th place winners today. We will follow with our announcement of the 1st-10th place winners tomorrow, including a commentary about our voting process.
We would like to say one thing to all designers who participated: we thank you for participating in the Minted holiday card design challenge, and we and other Minted designers are here to continue to enable your creativity, growth, and careers. We have seen immense growth among designers within a matter of months; please believe us that if you didn’t place in the top 20 in this challenge, you shouldn’t give up – your place in the limelight is coming soon.
And now… Congratulations to the creators of these designs, which have been lauded as some of the best by consumers and designers alike:
Each and every detailed letter in the vibrant greeting that dances across the top of “Merry Everything Bright” is unique and positively perfect. We especially love the wreath hanging from the “G.” This was the top-ranked multiple-photo card in the entire challenge.
Toast and Laurel does clean and classic like nobody’s business. “Notch” is no exception to the rule. The clean white background and crisp red type adds the lovely finishing touches to the adorable notched photo frame for which the design is named.
Linda and Harriett has an amazing scripty style that pops perfectly against the full bleed photo in “Handlettered Merry Christmas.” The uppercase type below adds just the right amount of contrast.
The delicate details in “Festoon” create a graceful and festive effect. From the beautifully illustrated wreath to the featherweight type, we love the classic beauty of the design.
A big bold “Peace” and the delicate script below it come together sublimely to make a statement of holiday cheer. We love the fun color palette balanced with strength of typography, which have created a classic with a twist.
It is difficult to create a multi-photo card and “Arbor Peace” does it with style and grace. We adore the leafy tree that forms the “A” in “Peace” and the lovely greens and greys throughout the design.
We have another hit by relative newbie Mintie, Melanie Severin. “Be Light” is a fun and whimsical design with perfect little details like the tiny hearts and diagonal striped pattern. We’re crazy about the way everything came together.
The curly-q ends of Jen’s incredible hand drawn type and the clean block that the text creates are the perfect complements to the joyous greeting and clean white background of this super special design.
“Big and Merry” is just what this design is. Large bold type anchors the full bleed photo, stretching perfectly from one side of the card to the next. A sweet little heart accents the signature, adding warmth to a magnificently clean design.
A fantastic illustration of the big round world and an awesome use of pattern and texture create such a wonderful feeling of happiness and excitement, accented gloriously with the addition of family photos. The superb typography in the peaceful and energetic banners at top and bottom make this design a standout for sure.
We are excited to tell you more tomorrow!
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