Crack open the confetti and end of year cheer, it’s time to announce the special prize winners of our Let’s Toast! New Year’s Photo Card Challenge! We looked to you, our talented community of artists, to create fresh and unique designs that capture the spirit and optimism of New Year’s. Customers look for a special design that elevates their family photo and message in a way that feels unique to them. Raise a glass to 2019 and to beautiful winners!
Out of the Box Award
For the most fresh, modern, design-forward, New Year’s card that you would only find at Minted.
Floral Celebration by Susan Moyal
Runners-up: Happy and bright by Bonjour Berry, Diamonte by Shirley Lin Schneider, and
Cheers glow by Alethea and Ruth
Modern Minimalist Award
For the best design that embodies a restrained design aesthetic — simple and clean, and
allows the photo to stand out.
Sunny by Sumak Studio
Runners-up: Corner Mark by Amy Kross, Script by Erin L. Wilson, and Joinery by Toast & Laurel
New Beginnings Award
For the best design that celebrates what’s new and exciting in someone’s life – whether they’re newly married or have a new baby, home or pet.
Happy New Here by Shari Margolin
Runners-up: All New by Paula Pecevich, New In New Year by Ashlee Townsend, and
New year, new adventure by Stacy Cooke
For the best design that uses typography as the main graphic element of the card.
Colorful Cheers by Hooray Creative
Runners-up: Groovy Year by Simona Cavallaro, Warm Happy by Kate Ross, and Bold Date
by Lori Wemple
For the best design that showcases multiple photos – our customers often can’t pick just one!
Newlywed by Summer Winkelman
Runners-up: Elegant Year by Carolyn MacLaren, Modern Layers by Robert and Stella, and
Simple New Year by peony papeterie
For the best way of displaying the numbers “2019.”
Bright and Bold Year by Pixel and Hank
Runners-up: Modern and Minimal by Kelly Schmidt, Split by Erin Deegan, and Tiled Year
by Sarah Guse Brown
What a Year! Award
For the design that best reinvents the “annual letter” in which families share major milestones
from their year.
Newspaper newsletter by Morgan Kendall
Runner-up: What an awesome year by Kann Orasie
For the card that uses clever wording to reinvent the typical New Year’s greeting
(e.g. not “Cheers” or “Happy New Year”).
So last year by Susan Brown
Runners-up: We Survived by Robert and Stella and Party Starter by Ellis
Original Artwork Award
For the design that incorporates the best original drawing, illustration, or lettering that has been made specifically for this Challenge and not used before.
Swoop by Up Up Creative
Runner-up: Cheerful overlay by Baumbirdy
Dress Up Your Envelope Award
Customers love that they can choose unique matching Minted Envelope designs for their holiday cards. This award is for the most creative envelope design that adds something extra special to the holiday card.
Boldsy by Creo Study
Runners-up: Adventures Together by Kelly Nasuta and Pastel tone by Cass Loh
For the best design from a first-time entrant.
Botanical New Years Card by Vivian Kammel
For providing helpful critique to other artists in the challenge.
Congratulations, Manuela BK!
Published November 29, 2018
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