Deck Your Desk Personal Stationery & Notebooks Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Deck Your Desk Personal Stationery & Notebooks Challenge! Throughout the year, Minted customers look for gifts for everyone on their list for a variety of occasions. Personal stationery, notebooks, day planners, and address books are the perfect presents for recipients of all ages AND as a treat for oneself. We looked to our talented artist community to bring fresh and fun ideas to these gifts to excite and inspire our shoppers this holiday season and beyond.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, innovative personal stationery or notebook design that you would only find at Minted
$500

Desert Sunset by Erin German Design

Runners Up: winding by Iveta Angelova, Retro Rainbow by Baumbirdy, and geometric corner by Summer Winkelman


Originality Award

For the personal stationery or notebook design that incorporates the best original drawing, illustration, or lettering that has been made specifically for this Challenge and not used before
$400

feline notes by Monika Drachal

Runners Up: floral spread by Alethea and Ruth, butterfly collection by Karidy Walker, and Desert Notes by Susan Moyal


Picture Perfect Award

For the best notebook design that incorporates 1+ photographs. Customers love this for gifting!
$400 + Fuji Instant Max Camera

Beautiful Memories by Ana de Sousa

Runners Up: Modern Notes by Hudson Meet Rose, Family Notes by Hudson Meet Rose, and Garden Edge by Ashlee Townsend


Just for Him Award

For the most unique personal stationery or notebook or design that would appeal to a man.
$400 + Your own winning stationery or notebook design (or another design of your choice) and a set of Le Pens

Mountain by Elly

Runners Up: Forge by Ink and Letter, Kaleidoscope by lulu and isabelle, and surf van by Cass Loh


Keep it Classic Award

For the best classic personal stationery or notebook design that will appeal to more traditional customers
$300 + $50 Minted Credit

refined by Sara Hicks Malone

Runners Up: Initial by Jennifer Postorino, softspoken by Sara Hicks Malone, and Lucy by Ashlee Townsend


Clean & Simple Award

For the best simple and minimalist personal stationery or notebook design
$250

simple dot by Sumak Studio

Runners Up: ombre stripes by Sara Hicks Malone, Golden Dots by Jackie Mangiolino, and Modern Line by Hooray Creative


Modern Monogram Award

For the best personal stationery design with a unique execution of a customizable monogram
$250 + $50 Minted Credit

Watercolor Monogram by Hooray Creative

Runners Up: Layered Monogram by Kelly Schmidt, Elegant Monogram by Hooray Creative, and Framed in Floral by Heather Cairl


The Kids are Alright Award

For the best personal stationery or notebook design suited for younger kids (ages 5-10)
$150

Dinomite Ideas by Baumbirdy

Runners Up: hide and seek by Vivian Yiwing, Thoughts & Stuff by Noonday Design, and Hello banana by mo kelley


The Hobbyist Award

For the most unique personal stationery or notebook design customized for the hobbyist in your life (i.e., the chef, gardener, musician, traveler, sports fan, etc.)
$150

Recipe Keepsake by Oma N. Ramkhelawan

Runners Up: Nature Lover by Ellesse Smith and Abstract by Nicoletta Savod


Education Appreciation Award

For the best notebook or personal stationery design that can be gifted to a teacher from a student or class
$150

Big Apple by Paper Sun Studio

Runners Up: A Note From Teacher by Heather Cairl and From The Heart by Jackie Crawford


Curvilinear Award

For the best personal stationery or notebook design that puts customizable text on a curvilinear path
$150

Marked by Elena Wilken

Runners Up: Postmarked by Elena Wilken and Simple by Yuliya Evseeva


First-Time Winner Award

For the best personal stationery or notebook design from a designer winning for the first time
$150

Asymmetrical Circles by Kristin Oliversen

Runners Up: Gemstones by Stephanie KirklandNature Lover by Ellesse Smith, and Simply leaves by Zani


Critique Award

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

Congratulations, Sara Curtis!

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