Birthday and Anniversary Greeting Card Challenges: Special Prizes


Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Just for Her: Birthday and Anniversary Greeting Cards, Cue the Confetti: Children’s Birthday Greeting Cards, and Another Year, Another Adventure: Masculine Birthday and Anniversary Greeting Cards Challenges!

We looked to you, our community of artists, to create fresh, unique designs. We looked for innovative designs that shake up the existing market and that customers truly love. We were thrilled with the results!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Just for Her: Birthday and Anniversary Greeting Cards

All Around Female Birthday Award

This award goes to the strongest card that works for a wide range of female recipients of any age: $600 + a curated selection of 10 greeting cards from our collection (up to a $70 value) and $100 in Minted Credit

Winner: floral cake by Mayflower Press

Runner-up: botanical birthday by Hooray Creative


Just the Two of Us Award

This award goes to the strongest anniversary card intended for a female: $600 + a curated selection of 10 greeting cards from our collection (up to a $70 value)

Winner: Choose You by Leah Bisch & Alexandra Bader as copywriter

Runner-up: Growing Old by Roopali & Alethia Frye as copywriter

Runner-up: Garden Blooms by Lori Wemple


Originality 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: $500

Winner: Olive You by Gina Grittner

Runner-up: oohlala by Lori Wemple


Funny Award

This award goes to the overall funniest card: $500

Winner: every single card by JoAnn Jinks

Runner-up: WINE NAP REPEAT by Cindy Chu


On the Inside Award

This award goes to a card that doesn’t forget the interior! We’re looking for thoughtfully designed interiors that add something extra special, whether it’s illustration or thoughtful copy: $300

Winner: Birthday Diet by Oma N. Ramkhelawan & Seema Garibsingh as copywriter


It Takes Two Award

This award goes to the best pairing of original writing and design. This could come from our shortlist of Editors’ Picks from the copy Challenge, or a writer and designer collaboration: $300 (this prize will be awarded to both the designer and the writer)

Winner: change the world by raven erebus & Lisa Sunday Rinella as copywriter


Newbie Award

This design goes to the strongest design from a newbie artist: $250

Winner: Soul Sister by ink moth creative


Cue the Confetti: Children’s Birthday Greeting Cards

All Around Award

This award goes to the best children’s birthday card that you can give to a kid of any age or gender: $600 + a curated selection of 10 greeting cards from our collection (up to a $70 value)

Winner: Happy Happy Happy Birthday by Made by Mosa

Runner-up: Get Wild by Jessie Steury

Runner-up: Sunshine by Oma N. Ramkhelawan


Birthday Boy Award

This award goes to the best card intended for a boy: $600

Winner: The Whole Universe by Robert and Stella

Runner-up: it’sss your day by Summer Winkelman

Runner-up: Birthday Truckloads by Karidy Walker


Originality 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: $500

Winner: Unicorn Dream by Lori Wemple

Runner-up: Birthday Party by Vivian Yiwing


Slam Dunk Award

Goes to a design with a sports or outdoor theme: $500

Winner: Baseball Birthday by Robert and Stella

Runner-up: Birthday Adventure by Shirley Lin Schneider


Early Birthdays Award

This award goes to the best card that works for children aged 1-5. Think about how your style and copy works for this age range, as opposed to celebrating specific milestone birthdays: $400

Winner: sweet donut faces by peetie design

Runner-up: coolest birthday by Shirley Lin Schneider


Big Kid Award

Goes to the best card that works for children aged 6-10. Again, think style and copy over milestones: $400

Winner: Fabulous Flamingo by Oma N. Ramkhelawan

Runner-up: Boundless Love by Itsy Belle Studio & Shauna Younge as copywriter


Tween Spirit Award

This award goes to a design that appeals to teens, ages 11-15: $400

Winner: Cool Cat by Jen B. Peters


Another Year, Another Adventure: Masculine Birthday and Anniversary Greeting Cards

All Around Male Birthday Award

This award goes to the strongest birthday card that works for a wide range of male recipients of any age: $800 and $100 in Minted Credit

Winner: You Really Rock by Robert and Stella

Runner-up: HBD by Everyday Hooray

Runner-up: Top Shelf Birthday by Tennie and Co.


Just the Two of Us Anniversary Award

This award goes to the strongest anniversary card intended for a male: $800 + a curated selection of 10 greeting cards from our collection (up to a $70 value)

Winner: Fave Human by Olivia Raufman

Runner-up: Moon Phases by Belia Simm

Runner-up: You + Me by Robert and Stella


Originality 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: $500

Winner: Drink Beer Day by Grae Sales

Runner-up: You by Hannah Williams


Funny Award

This award goes to the overall funniest card: $500

Winner: Bro by Itsy Belle Studio

Runner-up: Checklist by Lori Wemple

Runner-up: Grey Hair by Baumbirdy

Runner-up: Dad, You’re Such a Fungi by Noonday Design


Critique Award

For providing helpful critique to other artists in the challenge.

Congratulations, Ink and Letter!

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