2016 Holiday Photo Card Challenge: 2nd Place Non-Foil

By Easter, Christina, Kaitlyn, Elena, and Amy (Minted Artist Relations Team)

Without further ado, we’re thrilled to announce the second-place winner, as determined by voters, of our “Making Spirits Bright” Holiday Photo Card Challenge. Make sure to read on, below, about this artist who has given so much back to the Minted Artist community over the years.

2nd place: 2016 Holiday Card Photo Card Challenge — Non-Foil

Congratulations, Ann Gardner! Ann is from Irving, Texas, and has been part of the Minted community since 2010. This marks Ann’s 141st win, and her work has reached new heights, year after year. One of the many things we love about Ann is that she has given back to the community and Minted in big ways. Ann is dedicated to helping her fellow Minted Artists grow and develop, having given more than 1,500 peer critique comments and having cast a staggering 135,000 votes! We’re also very grateful to Ann for the honest feedback that she’s shared with us over the years, helping Minted continually improve in how we serve artists.

Ann’s design “Winter Window” is well-deserving of the second-place win. The delicate, transparent illustration has a lace-like effect. This, combined with the unique scallop edge is the perfect, fresh frame for a family photo.

Please note that we will keep the Challenge page hidden until after our last winners’ announcement. At that time, you will be able to see your final score and ranking on the Challenge page.


Stay tuned for more surprises and the big announcement. Find our exciting news in the Minted Community > Winners section of Julep.

More Winning Designs from our 2016 Holiday Design Challenges:

Published September 14, 2016

1  COMMENT
  1. SO HAPPY FOR YOU ANN!!!! Beautiful! Congrats!