Sealed With Love Classroom Valentines Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our 2019 Sealed with Love Classroom Valentines Challenge! We looked to our talented community of artists to help teachers and students celebrate this holiday with unique classroom Valentine designs that covered a range of themes, sentiments and ages.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Out of the Box Award

For the most unique, innovative design that you would only find at Minted

$500

Winner: friends forever by peetie design

Runners Up: Second Halloween by Paper Raven Co., Hold Your Hand by Haley Warner, and Alien Love by Jessie Steury


Sweet Shape Award

For the Classroom Valentine that best uses one of Minted’s die-cut shapes

$500, guaranteed placement on page one of the main Classroom Valentines 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: Bullseye by Annie Holmquist

Runners Up: Sunshine by Hudson Meet Rose, Slow Glad by Itsy Belle Studio, and Happy Heart by Dr.Designs


Too Cool for School Award

For the best Classroom Valentine card for boys and girls ages 9-12 who think that they are too cool for Valentine’s Day

$500 and guaranteed placement on page one of the main Classroom Valentines category page for at least 4 weeks

Winner: Too old for this by Gwen Bedat

Runners Up: Day is Bananas by Jackie Crawford, Surfs Up by JeAnna Casper, and rock on by Frooted Design


For the Boys Award

For the best Classroom Valentine design that boys would like to hand out

$500 and a $50 Minted credit

Winner: Beast Friends by Bob Daly

Runners Up: Totally Jaw-some Shark by Yaling Hou Suzuki, Never Board by Baumbirdy, and Super Comic by Alethea and Ruth


Puzzles & Games Award

For the Classroom Valentine design that best incorporates an activity that the recipient can engage in

$500 and a $50 Minted credit

Winner: Retro Maze by Lori Wemple

Runners Up: Souper by Annie Holmquist, Friendasaurus by Oma N. Ramkhelawan, and Puzzle Piece by Catherine Culvenor


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

$300

Winner: Whaly love by Alethea and Ruth

Runners Up: Sweet Treat by Paper Raven Co. and Purrrfect Valentine by Kristen Smith


Say Cheese Award

For the best Classroom Valentine design featuring a photo in an interesting way:

$300 and guaranteed placement on page one of the main Classroom Valentines category page for at least 4 weeks

Winner: instant friends by peetie design

Runners Up: Hearts Day by Kennedi Shaw, flittering hearts by Carrie Moradi, and Heady by Creo Study


LOL Award

For the punniest Classroom Valentine design that is sure to make kids laugh out loud

$300

Winner: Best Bots by Jessie Steury

Runners Up: Speshell friend by Jackie Crawford, Stacked Up by Annie Holmquist, and All You Knead by Erica Krystek


Mini Muse Award

For the best kid, co-designed Classroom Valentine

$200 and a set of artist’s valentines and matching stickers for the mini co-designer to pass out to their classmates

Winner: heart beats by Robin Ott

Runners Up: Butter Together by Jessie Steury, scrunchie by Susan Asbill, and Robo-Floss by Lori Wemple


You Shine, Valentine Award

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

$200

Winner: News Flash by Carolyn MacLaren

Runners Up: Fired Up by Kacey Kendrick Wagner, I Dig You by Krissy Bengtson, and special spot by peetie design


Red Foil Award

For the best Classroom Valentine incorporating our new red foil

$200

Winner: Choco-lot by Erica Krystek

Runners Up: rock on by Frooted Design, Light Up My World by Stacie Stankos, and Bowled Over by Molly Wiggins


Curvilinear Award

For the best design that puts a name or other customizable text on a curvilinear path

$150

Winner: Officially Awesome by Baumbirdy

Runners Up: Bullseye by Annie Holmquist, One In a Melon by Stephanie Biller, and Bananas for you by Karidy Walker


First-Time Winner Award

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

$150

Winner: Hearts Day by Kennedi Shaw

Runners Up: Notebook Check by Shannon Kohn, You Are Dino-Mite by Jenna Pennell, and Happy Heart by Dr.Designs


Critique Award

For providing helpful feedback to other artists during the Challenge

$150

Congratulations, Annie Holmquist!

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