Wow, I’m actually sorta nervous while writing this (and shielding my computer so others at Minted don’t see this), but we’ve finally come to the last episode of the Minted 2010 Holiday Design Challenge. In the toughest competitive field we’ve ever had, over 1370 holiday card design entries, we are pleased to announce that our #1 winner as selected by the community, is…..(drumroll)
…. Annie Clark’s “Bright”, a design that perfectly captures the spirit, hope, and warmth of the holiday season. In case you don’t know Annie, she started entering design challenges as a Minted back in 2008, and after giving me an earful regarding how I should improve the design challenges, we got to know each other and she joined Minted in 2009. Annie is highly regarded among her fellow Minties for her strong command of typography, incredible use of color, and for always remembering the idea behind the product. We congratulate her on her never-ending quest for perfection, and her ability to prevail in a completely community-led decision.
Now, as many of our community know, Minted employees can earn glory and can win a place in our assortment, but are not eligible for cash prizes. We do this in order to promote trust within our community. Which means that by tradition, our $5,000 top prize award will now be awarded to the 2nd place winner, Sydney Newsom. Our 2nd prize of $1,000 will be awarded to our 3rd place winner, Oscar + Emma, and our 3rd prize award of $500 will be awarded to our 4th place winner, Stacey Day. Congratulations to all! You can view these designers and the others who made it into the top 10 on our winners page.
We have been blown away by your creativity in this challenge, and we excitedly look forward to offering all your beautiful designs this holiday season. Editor’s Picks from the 2010 Holiday Challenge will be announced at the end of August.25 COMMENTS