Pop, Fizz, Clink! New Year’s Photo Card Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Pop, Fizz, Clink! New Year’s Photo Card Challenge! Once again, we looked to our talented community of artists to create fresh, unique designs that celebrate the excitement and optimism of New Year’s. Congratulations to all of our winners!


Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, risk-taking New Year’s card that you would only find at Minted.
$1,500 and a surprise New Year’s Eve celebration kit

Up In Lights by Amy Payne

Runners Up: It’s Fireworks by Morgan Ramberg, Vintage Cheers by Morgan Kendall and Sketched Burst by Ashlee Townsend


Modern Minimalist Award

For the best single-photo design that embodies a restrained design aesthetic — simple and clean, allowing the photo to stand out.
$1,500

Pastels by Iveta Angelova

Runners Up: AVENTURA by Melanie Kosuge and smiles by Sumak Studio


Typographic Award

For the best design that uses typography as the main graphic element of the card.
$1,000

Modern scatter by Creo Study

Runners Up: overlay stack by Phrosne Ras and tartine by chocomocacino


Multi-Photo Award

For the best design that showcases multiple photos in an original way.
$1,000 and a Fujifilm Instant Camera

Clean Cut by Robert and Stella

Runners Up: Side by Side by Morgan Kendall, Modern Photo Strip by Anna Elder, and Still the Same by Oscar & Emma


“2020” Award

For the best design that showcases the year “2020” in a creative way.
$750

Number Press by Amy Kross

Runners Up: Viginti by Ashley Hegarty and Gilded Lines by Lauren Chism


Gifts of Plenty Award

For the best design incorporating 6 or more photos.
$750

Rainbow Wishes by letterfix

Runners Up: Film Strip by Amy Kross and Cheerful Collage by Dozi


Copywriter Award

For the best design that uses unique or clever wording to reinvent the typical New Year’s greeting (e.g. not “Cheers” or “Happy New Year”).
$750 and 10 Greeting Cards from Minted’s Subscription Assortment

A Bright Future by Ashley DeMeyere

Runners Up: New Year Joys by Bonjour Berry and Golden by Blustery August


New Beginnings Award

For the best design celebrating what’s new and exciting in someone’s life – whether they’re newly married or have a new baby, home or pet.
$500

New Year New Name by Emmeline Bramble

Runners Up: Extra Sweet by Hudson Meet Rose and A Brand New Life by Amy Kross


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

Magic plants by Yuliya Evseeva

Runners Up: wind & water by Aspacia Kusulas and Hand letter bring on the new year by Jackie Crawford


Classic with a Twist 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.
$250

NEWEST by Melanie Kosuge


First-Time Winner Award

For the best design from a designer winning for the first time.
$250 and a $50 Minted Credit

It’s About the Journey by Jackie Cummings Creative

Runners Up: In with the new, monoline by Clara Park and Year End Checklist by Santana Design


Curvilinear Award

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

Modern Seal by Kann Orasie

Runner up: Stamped by Faith Dorn


Merrily Matching Award

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

Golden by Blustery August

Runners Up: Another Adventure by Morgan Kendall and Sparkle & Cheer by Ashley Rosenbaum

2   COMMENTS
  1. Congratulations to all! keep it up. I liked creative envelope styling “Golden”,

  2. Jalene

    Congrats to all winners 🙂 Keep creating…
    “Clean Cut by Robert and Stella” is my favorite.