The Better Together Greeting Card Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the special prize winners of our The Better Together Minted Greeting Card Challenge! For the first time, we challenged both writers and designers to come up with witty and clever copy and unique designs for greeting cards! We were very impressed by the level of talent and collaboration in this challenge and we’re so excited to introduce these greeting cards to the masses. Congratulations, winners!

Please note, some minor design and copy changes may have been made to the original submission image in preparation for final production.

JOINT WRITING AND DESIGN SPECIAL PRIZES
For writers and artists who collaborated to create a complete challenge-winning cards, top-placed and Editors’ Picks, are eligible to equally split the following special prizes.

We Go Together Award
Best original pairing of copy and illustration

Little Dreamer – design and copy by Carolyn Nicks Runner Up: Lemons – design by Pink House Press, copy by Taylor Swope


Statement Piece Award
For the boldest, most eye catching design and copy combination

Cake Hair Cutie – design by Pixel and Hank, copy by Michelle Jean Runner Up: Golden – design by Leah Bisch, copy by Mai Jimenez


Above the Fold Award
For the card that makes the best use of copy and design at the top of a card

Monstera Leaf Thanks – design and copy by Erika Firm Runner Ups: Three Big Cheers – design and copy by Angela Marzuki; Rockin It – design and copy by Baumbirdy


 Best Adult Milestone Birthday Card for Her Award
B
est birthday card celebrating a milestone birthday

Forever Young – design and copy by Janice Rudan Runner Ups: Painted 30th – design and copy by Katharine Watson; Let the Adulting Begin – design and copy by Ilze Lucero


Best Adult Milestone Birthday Card for Him Award
Best birthday card celebrating a milestone birthday

Misplaced – design by Stacey Meacham, copy by Seema Garibsingh Runner Up: Live Long Never Sit – design and copy by Jill Seitz


Best Children’s Milestone Birthday Card Award
Best birthday card celebrating a children’s milestone birthday

You Are One Amazing Kid – design and copy by Karidy Walker Runner Up: Dundee – design and copy by Chocomocacino


Best Teen Milestone Birthday Card Award
Best birthday card celebrating a teen milestone birthday

Sweet 16 – design by JeAnna Casper, copy by Courtney Crane Runner Ups: Sweet 16 Birthday – design and copy by Pixel and Hank; Blossom – design and copy by Susan Moyal


Best Female Family Member Birthday Card Award
Beautiful Strong Smart – design by Alethea and Ruth, copy by Nicole Ido

Runner Ups: Like No Other – design by Up Up Creative, copy by Lisa Sunday Rinella; Best Mom Ever – design and copy by Hooray Creative; Beautiful Mother – design and copy by Stacey Meacham


Best Male Family Member Birthday Card Award 

Daddy – design and copy by Carrie O’Neal


Best Valentine’s Day Card Award

Take Out Love – design by Jessica Williams, copy by Taylour Kumpf Runner Ups: Hold My Heart – design by Cass Loh, copy by Coco and Ellie Design; Matches – design and copy by Jennifer Lew


Best Mother’s Day Card Award

Wild Prairie Rose – design and copy by Iron Range Artery Runner Ups: Mama’s Bouquet – design by Haley Warner, copy by Lecia; Proverbs 31 Mom – design and copy by Frooted Design


Best Father’s Day Card Award 

World’s Best Pop – design and copy by Itsy Belle Studio Runner Ups: Best Type of Dad – design and copy by Hooray Creative; Peace Van Father’s Day Adventure – design by Alston Wise, copy by Tracy Ryan


Best Graduation Card Award

True Story – design by Jennifer Wick, copy by Lea Delaveris Runner Ups: Big Brain – design and copy by Erica Krystek; Grad Silhouette – design and copy by Jennifer Postorino


Best Baby Shower Card Award

Mama to Bee – design and copy by Laura Hamm


Best New Baby Card Award

Elephant Shower – design and copy by Lori Wemple

Runner Up: Alphabet Baby – design and copy by Angela Thompson


Best Bridal Shower Card Award

Ugly Cry – design by Christie Kelly, copy by Elke


Best Wedding Card Award

To Have and To Hold – design and copy by Alethea and Ruth

Runner Up: Best Day – design and copy by Olivia Kanaley


Best Anniversary Card Award 

Let’s See It All – design and copy by Vine and Thistle


Best Sympathy Card Award 

Ice Cream and Two Spoons – design by iamtanya, copy by Ann Gardner
Runner Ups: Add My Love – design by Haley Warner, copy by Danny Morales; Hold The Umbrella – design by Gwen Bedat, copy by Jessica Ogden


Best Get Well Card Award 

Get Well Slowly – design by Red Door Design, copy by Kacey Floyd Runner Ups: Silver Lining – design by Jessica Williams, copy by Molly Greenfield; Squeezing Lemons – design and copy by Karidy Walker


Best Thank You Card Award

Thank You Flowers – design and copy by Susan Moyal

Runner Ups: Thank You Botanical – design and copy by Katharine Watson; Floral Pattern Thank You – design and copy by Alethea and Ruth


Best Friendship Card Award 

Lemon Life 2 – design by iamtanya, copy by Shelley Kommers Runner Ups: The Hum is You – design by JeAnna Casper, copy by Shonda Rhimes; Succulent Squad – design and copy by Olivia Goree


Best Congratulations Card Award

Pigs Fly – design and copy by Lori Wemple

Runner Up: Workforce – design and copy by Erica Krystek


DESIGN ONLY SPECIAL PRIZES
Prizes are only awarded to the designer of the card.

Best Illustration Award
For the design with the most original and unique illustration

Marriage Road Map – design and copy by Calico Hill Creative Runner Up: Magical Unicorn – design and copy by Karidy Walker


Just My Type Award
Best original typography use for a greeting card

French Fries – design by Leah Bisch Runner Ups: What You Did – design and copy by Jennifer Wick; You Got This – design and copy by Olivia Herrick Design; Be Mine XOXO – design and copy by Pace Creative Design Studio


Birthday Beauty Award
or the card featuring the most beautiful design for a female birthday

Fairy Tale Birthday – design and copy by Lehan Veenker Runner Ups: Painted Poppies – design and copy by Katharine Watson; So Grateful – design and copy by Susan Moyal


Brawny Birthday Award
For the card featuring the best masculine design for a male birthday

Beerific Birthday – design and copy by Coco and Ellie Design Runner Ups: Yo – design and copy by Lena Barakat; Beery Hoppy – design and copy by Up Up Creative


Everyone’s Birthday Award
For the birthday card featuring a well designed gender neutral birthday greeting

Birthday Burst – design and copy by AK Graphics Runner Ups: Birthday Balloons – design and copy Katherine Moynagh; Universe Inside – design and copy by Kate Ross


The ‘So Minted’ Award
For the most innovative, original design or illustration that you would only find at Minted

Around the World – design and copy by Katharine Watson


Newbie Award
For the best design from a designer winning for the first time

Coffee Lovers – design by McKenna Pahl

Runner Ups: Forever Young – design and copy by Janice Rudan; Every Language – design and copy by Sarah Taylor


Font Award
Fhis award is for the design introducing the best font that we purchase and add to the Minted Font List

YOLO Balloons – design and copy by AK Graphics Runner Up: Bridesmaid Tribe – design and copy by Baumbirdy


WRITING ONLY SPECIAL PRIZES
Prizes are only award to the writer of the card.

LOL Award
Best use of humor in a greeting card, awarded to the card that literally makes us LOL

Dance Like Everyone’s Watching – copy by Shauna Younge Runner Ups: Alternative Fact – copy by Lunar Thoughts; Again and Again… – copy by Hannah Wilson; Making Myself at Home – copy by Michelle Watson


One of a Kind Award
Most original phrase or expression for a greeting card

Bomb Jeans – copy by 2birdstone Runner Ups: Seriously? – copy by Jill Means; Shiny Unicorn – copy by Donna Jungman


Express Yourself Award
Most compelling 8 word or longer phrase

Ice Cream and Two Spoons – copy by Ann Gardner Runner Up: Tiny Ewe – copy by Margaret Edith


Punny Birthday Award
Most original use of humor featuring a pun in a birthday card

Party Meow – copy by Margaret Edith Runner Up: Llama Birthday – design and copy by Lori Wemple


Compassionate Copy Award
Most sincere and heartfelt greeting for a sympathy or get well card

Weather This Together – copy by Jessica Ogden Runner Up: The Beauty of Dandelion – copy by Janelle Wourms


You Say It’s Your Birthday
Most original birthday greeting

Birthday Tacos – design and copy by Olivia Herrick Design Runner Ups: Advanced Technology – design and copy by Vine and Thistle; First Birthday Cake – copy by 2aT


Best Buds Birthday Award
Most original copy for a friend birthday

Free Coffee – copy by Lea Delaveris

Runner Ups: Happy Birthday Bestie – design and copy by Hooray Creative; Golden – copy by Mai Jimenez


Make Her Day Award
Most original copy for a female birthday card

Sweet as Tea – copy by Janice Blakeley Runner Up: Bake a Cake – design and copy by Hooray Creative


Make His Day Award
Most original copy for a male birthday card

Mustache Cash – copy by Justin Wilson Runner Up: Anniversary Stud – copy by Savannah Miller


Mom Matters Award
The most heartfelt copy for a Mother’s Day card

Everything Mom – copy by Noelle Sanderson Runner Up: Life’s Lemons – copy by Hanaa Uddin


Father Knows Best Award
Best copy for a Father’s Day Card

Awesome Father’s Day – copy by Eric Clegg


Published September 7, 2017

1  COMMENT
  1. Rebecca

    I think the best sympathy card is supposed to be a different card?