Announcing the Special Prize winners of our So Very Merry Non-Foil Holiday Photo Card Challenge! Once again, we looked to our talented community of artists to continue pushing the boundaries of holiday card design. We looked for fresh, unique designs that resonate with our diverse customer base. Minted holiday cards make their way into millions of homes around the United States and abroad, and we were so excited to see beautiful designs that are sure to spread holiday cheer this season.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Out of the Box Award
For the most design-forward, risk-taking holiday card that you would only find at Minted
$2,000 and an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
For the design that incorporates the best original drawing, illustration, or lettering that has been made specifically for this Challenge and not used before
$2,000 and a one-year subscription to the Adobe app of your choice
Modern Minimalist Award
For the best single-photo design that embodies a restrained design aesthetic — simple and clean, allowing the photo to stand out
The More the Merrier Award
For the design that best showcases multiple photos in an original way
Say It With Non-Script Award
For the best single-photo design that uses a non-script font
$750 and $100 credit to MyFonts.com
Classic with a Twist Award
For the best design that embodies a fresh twist on a timeless aesthetic that would appeal to the customer seeking elegance
$750 and a one-year Minted More Membership
Gifts of Plenty Award
For the best design incorporating 6 or more photos.
Whether it be sentimental or lighthearted, some customers look for a card with a message that makes a statement. This is for the best design that features clever, unique or sentimental copy rather than a typical holiday greeting.
$750 and your choice of 24 Minted Greeting Cards
Laughing All the Way Award
This is for the best design that makes you laugh, whether through the use of creative copywriting or clever design elements
Visions of Die-Cuts Award
For the best design specifically created for one of the die-cut shapes or ornament cards Minted offers
Merrily Matching Award
This award is for the most creative envelope styling.
First-Time Winner Award
For the best design from a designer winning for the first time
$250 and a $50 Minted Credit
Baby’s First Holiday Award
This is for the best design that doubles as a birth announcement
$250 and guaranteed placement on the first page of Minted’s Birth Announcement Category Page for at least 4 weeks
Wedding Bells Award
This award is for the best design for newlyweds or the newly engaged
Happy Hanukkah Award
For the best design that celebrates Hanukkah
$250 and eight surprise gifts from Minted
Sending Cheer from Here Award
Many customers love to feature their home location or a favorite trip in their holiday card. Whether coastal or inland, sunny or snowy, this is for the best design that references a specific location, climate, or region
Happy Howlidays Award
For the best pet-themed holiday card: Our customers love their four-legged family members (both cats and dogs)!
For the best design that puts customizable text on a curvilinear path
Winner will be announced soon!
For providing helpful critique to other artists during the Challenge.
$150 toward Art Supplies or Art Classes
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