Sealed with Love Photo Valentine Card Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Sealed with Love Photo Valentine Card Challenge! We looked to you, our talented community of artists, to continue to push the boundaries of Valentine card design and bring a broad range of styles to our diverse customer base. These fresh, unique designs truly inspire love at first sight.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, innovative valentine card that you would only find at Minted
$500 and a giftbox from Boxfox (up to $150 value)

Winner: Romantic Theater by Grae Sales

Runners Up: deco shapes by Summer Winkelman, Sending our XOXO by MC designs, and playful hearts by Baumbirdy


Not Too Late For Love Award

For the best Valentine Photo Card design that offers those customers who didn’t end up sending holiday cards a fun, creative way to send out belated greetings
$500, guaranteed placement on page one of the main Valentine Photo Card category page for at least 4 weeks and a sweet treat (a box of assorted macarons from Oui Oui Macaron) (up to a $45 value)

Winner: HO, HO, XO by Erica Krystek

Runners Up: Tis Always The Season by Ally Madison, Pick one by Susan Brown, and Late On Virtually Everything by Lea Delaveris


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: Love and a Dog by Nicole Barreto

Runners Up: Amour by Mansi Verma, Romantic Theater by Grae Sales, and Scripted Love by Nicole Barreto


Multi-Photo Award

For the best Valentine Photo Card design featuring multiple photos
$300 and a $50 Minted credit

Winner: Snapshot love by Hudson Meet Rose

Runners Up: Be still my heart by Pixel and Hank, Quartet by Nicoletta Savod, and Bright Hues by Lauren Chism


Littlest Love Award

For the best Valentine Photo Card design that is also a birth or pregnancy announcement
$200

Winner: Little Love by Erica Krystek

Runners Up: More X’s and O’s by Mayflower Press, More to Love by Pixel and Hank, and Twin Love by letterfix


You Shine, Valentine Award

For the design that best uses foil elements in a way that is integral to the design itself with elements that truly shine in foil
$200

Winner: Cute Hearts by Iveta Angelova

Runners Up: Scrapbook Love by Christie Garcia, Framed love by Creo Study, and Toss by Kristie Kern


Red Foil Award

For the best Valentine Photo Card incorporating our new red foil
$200

Winner: A Thousand Hearts by Mansi Verma

Runners Up: X’s and O’s by Paula Pecevich, Scripted Love by Nicole Barreto, and HO, HO, XO by Erica Krystek


Perfect Match Award

This award is for the most creative envelope styling
$150

Winner: Love & Kisses by Yaling Hou Suzuki

Runners Up: Scripted Love by Nicole Barreto, Romantic Theater by Grae Sales, and full heart by Kristen Smith


First-Time Winner Award

For the best design from a designer winning for the first time
$150

Winner: stampy heart by Julia Marye

Runners Up: Hello Love by Samantha Wallace and Ripped paper photo card by Necco Sombrio


Critique Award

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

Congratulations, Jill Ellis!

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