Next Stop: Parenthood Baby Shower Invitation Challenges: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Next Stop: Parenthood Foil & Non-Foil Baby Shower Invitation Challenges! Family and friends of expectant parents come to Minted seeking a unique baby shower invitation that sets the stage for this momentous event. Baby shower invitations is a fast growing category and we were so excited with what artists came up with for this challenge.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Non-Foil Challenge

Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, innovative baby shower invitation that you would only find at Minted.
$750 + a giftbox from Boxfox

Rainbow Unicorn by Genna Cowsert

Runners Up: Baby Jungalow by Ekko Studio, love bug by Baumbirdy, and Camouflage Warriors by Grae Sales


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 + and a one-year subscription to the Adobe app of your choice

Baby Jungalow by Ekko Studio

Runners Up: cactus garden by Cass Loh, happy heart by Baumbirdy, and The Village by Elly


Couples Shower Award

This award is for the best design that celebrates both parents-to-be.
$500 + a $50 gift card to BLICK

Dumpling by curiouszhi design

Runners Up: Modern Mobile by Hooray Creative, Anchors Aweigh by Kimberly Morgan, and Surf Baby by Lehan Veenker


Into the Wild Award

For the best design featuring an animal or animals.
$400 and a $50 Minted credit

Camouflage Warriors by Grae Sales

Runners Up: Baby sloth by Jennifer Wick, Rainbow Hedgehog by Genna Cowsert, and Forest Baby by Susan Moyal


Shape Up Award

This award is for the best design specifically created for one of the unique shapes Minted offers.
$300

Pretty Picado by Jessie Steury


Specialty Shower Award

For the best design for an alternative to a traditional baby shower – whether it’s a Gender Reveal (unveiling whether the unborn child is a boy or girl), Sprinkle Shower (celebrating a second – or third! – child), Adoption Shower, or Sip and See (post-arrival celebrations).
$300 and guaranteed placement on the first page of the Minted Baby Shower Invitations Category for at least 4 weeks

Chroma by Kristen Smith

Runners Up: Rainbow Umbrella Sprinkle by Alethea and RuthLemonade by Ink and Letter, and Stellar Baby by Ana Sharpe


Double the Fun Award

This award is for the best design celebrating twins or multiples.
$250 and guaranteed placement on the first page of the Minted Baby Shower Invitations Category for at least 4 weeks

Popsicle Twins by Ink and Letter

Runners Up: Vibrant Butterflies by Nazia Hyder and Double Trouble by Mansi


Seasonal Shower Award

This award is for the best design that celebrates a fall or winter shower.
$250 and a one-year Minted More Membership

Autumn Leaves by Morgan Kendall

Runners Up: Watercolor Leaf Frame by Jackie Crawford and Forest Floor by Christie Elise


Just My Type Award

This award is for the best type-driven design.
$250 and a personalized monogram stationery set & a set of 24 Le Pen pens

Hooray by Kelly Schmidt

Runners Up: Rainbow sprinkle by Jessica Corliss, De Stijl baby by Ana de Sousa, and Color Blocking by Genna Cowsert


Copywriter Award

This award is for the card that best leverages clever wording.
$250

Tiny Human by Bonjour Berry

Runners Up: Oops again by Creo Study and Hey, Diddle, Diddle by Meggy Masters


Perfect Match Award

This award is for the most creative envelope styling.
$250

Greatest Adventure by Pauls Boutique

Runners Up: Storyteller by Grae Sales and It Takes A Village by Elly


Curvilinear Award

For the best design that puts customizable text on a curvilinear path.
$250

Forest Floor Friends by Jackie Crawford

Runners Up: Adventure ahoy by Maja Cunningham and Peanuts and Popcorn by Carrie ONeal


Newbie Award

For the best design from a designer winning for the first time.
$250

Abstract fun by Amber OBrien

Runners Up: Bonjour Bebe by Jamie Alexander, Snowy Shower by Patricia Bacchus, and Baby’s Alphabet by Nicole Whiddon


Critique Award

For providing helpful critique to other artists during the Challenge.
$150 toward Art Supplies or Art Classes

Congratulations, Blushed Design!


Foil-Pressed Challenge

Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, innovative baby shower invitation that you would only find at Minted.
$750 + a giftbox from Boxfox

rainy day by Sumak Studio

Runners Up: Mod Mobile by Robert and Stella, Bouquet Shower by Lori Wemple, and Mums the Word by Toast & Laurel


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 + and a one-year subscription to the Adobe app of your choice

Over The Moon by Elly

Runner-Up: Fringe by Kristen Smith


Couples Shower Award

This award is for the best design that celebrates both parents-to-be.
$500 + a $50 Minted credit

Before the Stork by Carolyn MacLaren

Runners Up: Book Request by Itsy Belle Studio and Celestial Frame by Everett Paper Goods


Specialty Shower Award

For the best design for an alternative to a traditional baby shower – whether it’s a Gender Reveal (unveiling whether the unborn child is a boy or girl), Sprinkle Shower (celebrating a second – or third! – child), Adoption Shower, or Sip and See (post-arrival celebrations).
$300 and guaranteed placement on the first page of the Minted Baby Shower Invitations Category for at least 4 weeks

Twinkle Twins by Baumbirdy

Runners Up: Crystal Ball by curiouszhi design, Little Star by Itsy Belle Studio , and Sip & Flourishes by Ana Sharpe


Critique Award

For providing helpful critique to other artists during the Challenge.
$150 toward Art Supplies or Art Classes

Congratulations, Gina Addison!

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