Pillow Fight Fabric Quickfire Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Pillow Fight Fabric Quickfire Challenge! We were seeking all fabric fanatics to come up with designs for our latest fabric design challenge. For the first time ever, customers were able to vote on fabric pattern submissions rendered on actual home decor products. In this case – pillows! We were looking for a wide range of fresh, unique, unseen before designs that inspire Minted customers with an array of tastes and styles to refresh their homes.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Visionary Award

For the fabric design that feels truly differentiated and new
$750

Lombard by Amber Barkley

Runners Up: Pickles by Nadege and Leafy composition by tktinted

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Cheers to Mom, Dad & Grad: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation Greeting Cards Quickfire Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Cheers to Mom, Dad & Grad: Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation Greeting Cards Quickfire Challenge! Giving a card to moms, dads and graduates makes their special day that much more meaningful. We looked to our talented community of artists and writers to create fresh, unique designs with creative messages that express love, appreciation and congratulations. Congratulations to all of our winners!


Originality Award

For the design that incorporates the best original illustration or most original copy, that has been created specifically for this Challenge and not used before.
$700

multi mom by Frooted Design

Runners Up: Award of Excellence by Four Wet Feet Studio, Sweet Brunch by Paper Raven Co., and The Future by Paper Raven Co.

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Whistle While You Work Corporate Holiday Card Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Whistle While You Work Corporate Holiday Photo Challenge! Every year, companies of all sizes and from diverse industries come to Minted to find the perfect holiday card to send to clients and partners to thank them for their business and wish them well. We looked to you, our talented community of independent artists, to create fresh, unique corporate holiday card designs that will resonate with our varied customer base. Congratulations to all of our winners!


Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, risk-taking corporate holiday card that you would only find at Minted.
$1,000
and a yearlong subscription to the Adobe App of your choice

Winner: Pencil It In by Baumbirdy

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So Very Merry Non-Foil Holiday Photo Card Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our So Very Merry Non-Foil Holiday Photo Card Challenge! Once again, we looked to our talented community of artists to continue pushing the boundaries of holiday card design. We looked for fresh, unique designs that resonate with our diverse customer base. Minted holiday cards make their way into millions of homes around the United States and abroad, and we were so excited to see beautiful designs that are sure to spread holiday cheer this season.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, risk-taking holiday card that you would only find at Minted
$2,000 and an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

mod bow by Carrie Moradi

Runners Up: dreamy palette by Phrosne Ras and Boldly Modern by JeAnna Casper

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2019 Religious Christmas Photo Card Challenge: Top 20 Winners

Written by Julie Black and Kelly Hird

The countdown begins – with the Top 20 winners of the Counting Our Blessings Religious Christmas Photo Card Challenge! For many Minted customers, Christmas is both a festive occasion and a meaningful celebration of their faith. From traditional and reinvented classic, to bold and modern, to minimalist, we’re thrilled to showcase a broad range of styles across this year’s faith-centric assortment. Congratulations to the winners!

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7 Minted Artists are Finalists in Prestigious 2019 LOUIE Awards

The LOUIE Awards. Photo by The Greeting Card Association. 

Written by Daryl Lindsey

Seven Minted artists have earned spots as finalists in the Greeting Card Association’s 30th annual LOUIE Awards.

The distinguished award ceremony was founded in 1988 in honor of Louis Prang, the publisher and who revolutionized the modern Christmas card in the 19th century. Each year, the LOUIEs celebrate innovations in the greeting card industry, recognizing outstanding art and design.

“We are looking forward to celebrating this year’s LOUIE Awards finalists and winners,” said Fern Gimbelman, LOUIE Awards Chair. “We’re excited about the many creative greeting cards that were submitted.”

To select the finalists, a panel of 19 judges reviewed 620 entries. More than 142 companies submitted designs in 55 categories, all of which were sold in the United States in 2018. A second “Blue-Ribbon Panel” of five judges chose two “Cards of the Year” and a “Judge’s Award for Excellence” as well.

While considering the submissions, judges graded designs based on originality, impact, “sendability,” design excellence, and value.

165 greeting cards were selected as finalists — seven of which belong to Minted artists!

Here’s a look into their amazing work.

“Birthday Tacos” by Olivia Herrick Design. Finalist in “Birthday (Humorous)” Category.


Bride to Be” by Julie Murray. Finalist in “Congratulations/Special Occasion” Category.


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Minted x Target Send More Letters Greeting Card Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the special prize winners of our Minted x Target Send More Letters Greeting Card Challenge! For this challenge, we were looking for fresh and unique greeting card designs for a broad range of everyday categories (adult birthday, new baby, thank you cards, and more). Let’s hear it for all of our winners!

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It Takes a Village Baby Shower Invitations Challenge : Special Prizes

Announcing the special prize winners of our It Takes a Village Baby Shower Invitations Challenge! Family and friends of expectant parents come to Minted seeking a baby shower invitation that not only sets the stage for this event, but is also special enough to serve as a cherished keepsake for the parents-to-be. Congratulations to the winners!

Out of the Box Award
For the most design-forward, innovative baby shower invitation that you would only find at Minted.

Baby shower cut outs by Eleanor Mayrhofer

Runners-up: Aloha Baby Pineapple by Alethea and RuthFarmers Market by Karidy Walker, and Caterpillar and Butterfly by Morgan Ramberg


Couples Shower Award
For the best design that celebrates both parents-to-be.

Over the Crescent Moon by Lisa McLean

Runners-up: Baby Shower BBQ by Robert and StellaAloe, Baby! by Erica Krystek, and Modern Block by roxy

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Perfect Match Award Roundup: Special Prizes

Announcing the special prize winners for our Perfect Match Awards! Our customers love that they can choose matching Minted Envelope designs that carry the theme of the invitation through to the envelope. These awards are for the most creative envelope designs that add something extra special to the invitations they accompany. A huge congrats to all the winners and runners-up!

The Most Wonderful Time 2015 Holiday Card Challenge
Merrily Matching Award


Everlasting Love Save the Date Challenge
Perfect Match Award

Suite Love Wedding Invitation Challenge
Perfect Match Award

Great Expectations Baby Shower Invitation Challenge
Perfect Match Award

Sweet Celebrations Kids’ Birthday Party Invitation Challenge
Perfect Match Award

Imagery created by Leah Conroy
Perfect Match Awards will be announced as a roundup twice a year. 
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Minted x Pottery Barn Art Challenge: Special Prizes

We were thrilled to partner with two of the most widely recognized and largest brands in the children and teens home decor space: PotteryBarn Kids and PBteen. Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen share Minted’s dedication to producing high quality and well-designed products, and we can’t wait to introduce unique artwork from Minted’s community of independent artists into their assortments. Congratulations to all the special prize winners!

Minted Editor’s Choice Award
For the artwork that is chosen as most innovative by the Minted Team
Anim-Alphabet by Sarah York


From the Heart –Teen Award
For the best piece of art displaying an inspirational or unique quote for a teen room
Stay Awesome by Hannah Williams


From the Heart – Children’s Award
For the best piece of art displaying an inspirational or unique quote for a child’s room
You are so Loved by Alethea and Ruth


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