Announcing the Special Prize winners of The Future is Bright Graduation Challenge! We were floored by the quality and breadth of designs submitted to this challenge. The graduation business is one of our fastest growing stationery categories, and 2017 graduates will be thrilled with the new assortment this year!
For the most design-forward, innovative graduation announcement or invitation that you would only find at Minted.
Photo Booth by Stacey Meacham
Runners-up: shaping the future by Guess What Design Studio, Grad Doodle by Katharine Watson, and Scribbled Spirit by The Carillos
For the best design that appeals to the male grad.
Virginia Beach by Little Words Design
Runners-up: Cornerwise by Jennifer Postorino, Bold Statement by Kristie Kern, and Minimalist Frame by Jennifer Lew
For the design that best highlights the graduate’s name.
Just Fab by Paper and Parcel
Runners-up: sharp by Sara Hicks Malone, my name is by Phrosne Ras, and Grad Chart by Shirley Lin Schneider
For the best design featuring multiple photos.
Pride and Joy by Carrie ONeal
Runners-up: distinguished by Sara Hicks Malone, Classic Stack by Stacey Meacham, and Artifact by Jennifer Lew
For the best design that incorporates a creative way to share where the graduate is heading after graduation.
Destination University by Cheer Up Press
Runner-up: Destination College by Melissa Casey
For the best traditional and timeless design.
Stacked Class by Jennifer Wick
Runners-up: Stylish Celebration by Lauren Chism, Elegance by Jennifer Postorino, and Gracious Grad by Guess What Design Studio
For the best simple, modern design.
Double Grad Gallery by fatfatin
Runners-up: Commence by Lauren Chism, Acknowledged by Michelle Taylor, and Simple Grad by Still and Mundane
For the most differentiated and unique full bleed photo design.
elegant grad by Erin Deegan
Runners-up: Yay for Graduate by Amy Payne, Our Grad by Chris Griffith, and Adventure Awaits! by Hooray Creative
For the design that best showcases a graduate’s school colors and can be easily customized to suit various school colors.
impactful by lena barakat
Runners-up: Simply Tagged by Cait Trainor, Classic Graduate by Owl and Toad, and Grad Stripe by Rebecca Durflinger
For the best design showcasing a graduate through the years.
The Years Fly By by Amy Payne
Runners-up: Always Proud by Susan Brown and Tiles by Shari Margolin
For the best design that puts the graduate’s name or other customizable text on a curvilinear path.
Cum Laude by Kimberly Morgan
Runners-up: retro by Poi Velasco and Golden Graduation by Itsy Belle Studio
For the best design from a designer winning for the first time.
Graduate Knock Out by Megan Roe
Congratulations to the winners!