Let’s Toast! New Year’s Photo Card Challenge: Special Prizes

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 BerryDiamonte 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 KrossScript 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 PecevichNew In New Year by Ashlee Townsend, and
New year, new adventure by Stacy Cooke


Typographic Award
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 CavallaroWarm Happy by Kate Ross, and Bold Date
by Lori Wemple


Multi-Photo Award
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 MacLarenModern Layers by Robert and Stella, and
Simple New Year by peony papeterie


“2019” Award
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


Copywriter Award
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


Newbie Award
For the best design from a first-time entrant.

Botanical New Years Card by Vivian Kammel


Critique Award
For providing helpful critique to other artists in the challenge.

Congratulations, Manuela BK!


Published November 29, 2018

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