Next Stop: Parenthood Baby Shower Invitation Challenges: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Next Stop: Parenthood Foil & Non-Foil Baby Shower Invitation Challenges! Family and friends of expectant parents come to Minted seeking a unique baby shower invitation that sets the stage for this momentous event. Baby shower invitations is a fast growing category and we were so excited with what artists came up with for this challenge.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Non-Foil Challenge

Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, innovative baby shower invitation that you would only find at Minted.
$750 + a giftbox from Boxfox

Rainbow Unicorn by Genna Cowsert

Runners Up: Baby Jungalow by Ekko Studio, love bug by Baumbirdy, and Camouflage Warriors by Grae Sales

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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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Take A Bow Quickfire Holiday Wrapping Paper Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Take a Bow Quickfire Holiday Wrapping Paper Challenge! At Minted we believe that when giving holiday gifts, what’s outside the box matters almost as much as what’s inside. We looked to you, the Minted artist community, to design modern, unique, non-custom wrapping paper designs to make Minted customers’ gifts even more special this holiday season. Congratulations to all of our winners!


Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, innovative wrapping paper design that you would only find at Minted.
$500

Party On by Vivian Yiwing

Runners Up: Pink Confetti by Yeye62, Holiday Wave by Baumbirdy and Airstream Holidays by Baumbirdy


Silver Bells Award

We are very excited about sourcing foil-pressed gift wrap for the first time! This award is for the best non-custom gift wrap design featuring a foil element.
$250

Happy Reindeers by Susanne Kasielke

Runners Up: Snowy Night by heathered and Berry Fields by Elena Wilken


Timeless Tradition Award

This award goes to the best gift wrap design that has a classic and traditional holiday feel.
$250

gingham stars by Carolyn Nicks

Runner Up: Watercolor Sprigs by Lehan Veenker


Santa’s Little Helper Award

For the best fun and festive pattern design that appeals to children.
$250

Arctic by Genna Cowsert

Runners Up: Letter to Santa by Peetie Design and Favorite Winter Things by Anastasia Makarova


Classic Christmas Red Award

For the best wrapping paper design featuring a prominently red color palette.
$250

Painted Snow by Cass Loh

Runners Up: Floating Greenery by Jan Shepherd and Minimalist Trees by Mischief Monday


Non-Denominational Award

For the best wrapping paper design that is not specific to a certain holiday and could therefore be used for an array of winter celebrations.
$250

Festive Village by Iveta Angelova

Runners Up: Painterly Plaid by AK Graphics and Luxe Branches by Lucrecia


First-Time Winner Award

For the best design from a designer winning for the first time.
$250

Bottle Brush Forest by Janet Hirata Stall


Critique Award

For providing helpful critique during the challenge.
$150 towards art supplies or art classes

Congratulations, letterfix!

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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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A New Perspective Minted x West Elm 6th Art Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our A New Perspective Minted x West Elm 6th Art Challenge!

This year marks the 6th anniversary of the Minted x West Elm Art collaboration, and we’re thrilled to announce that this year our companies will be greatly increasing the visibility of the Minted x West Elm Art collection as a whole. Specifically, in 2019, select Minted Art will be featured in all 100+ West Elm stores nationwide.

Similar to Minted, West Elm has a passion for supporting artist communities and bringing unique designs into customers’ homes. These shared values have laid a strong foundation for our successful partnership and are guiding a future with increased exposure for our artists. In this challenge, we were looking for a standout new Art collection to be the face of this partnership.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


West Elm SVP of Design Award
For the piece that most captures the attention of West Elm’s
Senior Vice President of Design, Jeffrey Hannoosh
$500 cash and a $500 gift certificate to West Elm

Coastal Swell by Caryn Owen


Photography Award
For the most interesting piece of photography that can scale large and will push the
boundaries of our current assortment
$750 and a Minted wall mural of your choice (up to $1,225 value)

Traction by Sasquatch Mansfield

Runners-up: Skylight Shadows by A Maz Designs, Tulip by Angie McMonigal, and
Rose Colored Glasses by Katie Doherty

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Dream Big Nursery & Kids Wall Mural Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Dream Big Nursery & Kids Wall Mural Challenge! We’re thrilled to soon offer wall murals for nurseries and children’s bedrooms. Our customers are excited to use this fun, lightweight and large-scale format for their children’s rooms. We looked to you, our talented community of artists, to push the boundaries of our newest product and see the world through the eyes of a child. We were looking for designs that inspire children and build their imagination through Minted’s largest artwork yet.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Nursery Award
For the best wall mural for a nursery
$500

Embrace Greenery by jinseikou

Embrace Greenery

Runners-up: Dreamy by Sumak Studio and Forecast no. 46 by Ashleigh Ninos

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Crazy in Love Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitation Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Crazy in Love Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitation Challenge! This year, we were excited to debut 5 new foil textures during our foil-pressed wedding challenge: Black, Bronze, Ice Blue, Pure White, and Iridescent Pearl. We looked for a wide range of styles in this challenge that would appeal to our customers’ diverse tastes, and were blown away by the submissions using our existing foil types as well as our new foil types.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


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

$2,500, a dedicated Minted Marketing email, and guaranteed placement on the first page of the Minted Wedding Invitation Category for at least eight weeks

Banded Arch by Baumbirdy

Runners-up: Romantic Waves by Angela Garrick and Starburst by Alethea and Ruth

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The Places They’ll Go Graduation Challenges : Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our The Places They’ll Go Non-Foil Graduation Challenge and The Places They’ll Go Foil-Pressed Graduation Challenge!

Students and their families come to Minted to look for the perfect Graduation announcement or party invitation to celebrate this major milestone. We looked to you, our talented Minted community, to help us offer graduates the freshest, most original designs available anywhere. We were primarily seeking graduation announcements for high school, college, or graduate school students, but also added some graduation party invitations to our assortment.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


The Places They’ll Go Non-Foil Graduation Challenge

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.
$1,000 + a $50 gift card to BLICK

Sketched Leaves by Morgan Kendall

Runners-up: Classic Foliage by Grae Sales, Flourish by Erin L. Wilson, and Featuring by Creo Study

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Crazy in Love Non-Foil Wedding Invitation Challenge : Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Crazy in Love Non-Foil Wedding Invitation Challenge! We have more engaged couples than ever before coming to Minted to express their style with unique invitations that can’t be found anywhere else. In this Challenge, we were looking for designs in a range of styles that appeal to our diverse customer base.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


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

Swirl by Alethea and Ruth

Runners-up: Mosaic by GeekInk Design, Lithe by Kristie Kern, and Galeria by Kelly Schmidt

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Font Award Round-Up : Special Prize Winners

Announcing Special Prize winners for our Font Awards! These awards are for designs that introduce new fonts and use them in a visually interesting and differentiated way. We’re always looking to the community to help us surface fresh new fonts to add to our Minted Font List. If you have a vision for an amazing design that uses a font that’s not in our font library, feel free to use it in your submission. You can read more about Minted fonts here. All winners receive a $100 credit to MyFonts.

Congratulations to all our winners!


Time to Party Pre-Wedding Celebration Challenge

Champagne Bottle by Cass Loh

Font used: Willow Bloom

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