Special Prize Winners: Bundle of Joy Birth Announcement Challenge

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Bundle of Joy Birth Announcement Challenge! New parents come to Minted to help share the most special and exciting of news with friends and family – the birth of their little one. We looked to you, our talented Minted community of artists to create designs as unique and special as this precious milestone. Congratulations winners!

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Font Award Roundup: Special Prize Winners

Announcing the 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. A huge congrats to all the winners!

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From This Day Forward Letterpress Invitation Challenge Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our From This Day Forward Letterpress Invitation Challenge! Minted’s letterpress invitations combine the unmistakable luxury of letterpress with innovative design that cannot be found anywhere else. We challenged you, our talented artist community, to show us your freshest take on this premium format. Congratulations winners!

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Fabric Frenzy Challenge: Special Prize Winners

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Fabric Frenzy Challenge! We were looking for a wide range of fresh, unique designs  that could be used on everything from furniture and throw pillows to children’s home decor and apparel. Our community of talented artists submitted truly inspirational designs. Congratulations winners!

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Mariam Naficy Talks Venture Capital with Harry Stebbings on The Twenty Minute VC

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned professional, there’s always something new to learn in the world of business.

This week, Minted Founder and CEO, Mariam Naficy joins Harry Stebbings on The Twenty Minute VC podcast to share her learnings navigating venture capital, capital efficiency, scaling your business, and more. Learn about Mariam’s experiences by downloading this information packaged episode on iTunes HERE.

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Adventure Awaits Graduation Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Adventure Awaits Graduation Challenge! Students and their loved ones will soon start looking for the perfect announcement or party invitation. Graduation is a momentous event in our customers’ lives, and a Minted category that has grown tremendously over the past few years. We were so impressed by these stunning designs – hats off to the winners!

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Young at Art Minted x Pottery Barn Kids & PBTeen Art Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the special prize winners of our Young at Art Minted x Pottery Barn Kids x PBteen Art Challenge! We called on all artists young at heart to help us celebrate our successful partnership with Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen and source another unique collection of artwork. Congratulations winners!

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Hip Hip Hooray Kid’s Invitation Challenge Special Prize Winners

Announcing the special prize winners of our Hip Hip Hooray Kid’s Birthday Party Invitation Challenge. We invite our talented Minted community to design fun and unique invitations that set the tone for a major, memorable party and become a keepsake that the parent and child will enjoy for years to come. Congratulations, winners!

Out of the Box Award
For the most design-forward, innovative kids’
birthday party invitation that you would only find at Minted.
Bow and Arrow by Alethea and Ruth

Runners-up: Jungle One by Grace Kreinbrink | Party Lion by Melanie Mikecz | Book Party by Shiny Penny Studio


Birthday Boy Award
For the best design for a boy.

Birthday Rider by Rebecca Durflinger

Runners-up: Skip Go by Jennifer Lew | Ready, Set, Jet! by Susan Asbill | MVP Collectors Card by Shiny Penny Studio


Say Cheese Award
Some of our top-selling birthday party designs
incorporate photos and we are looking to grow our photo assortment.
This award is for the best party invite featuring one or more photos of the
birthday boy or girl.
Cartoon B-Day by Avie Designs

Runners-up:  Fairytale Princess by Karidy Walker | I’m This Many by Kelly Kirkbride | I Am One by Phones Ras


First Fete Award
For the best party invitation for a 1 year old girl or
boy (which ideally works well for either gender).
Butterfly Garden by Angela Marzuki

Runners-up:  Little Racer by Jennifer Lew | Dundee by Chicimicacuno | Toucan by Lori Wemple


Foil Fiesta Award
For the best design with elements that would truly
shine in foil. Please note only non-customizable text and elements can be
foil-pressed.
Magical by Laura Hankins

Runners-up:  Unicorno by Peetie Design | Glitter & Glam by Oma N. Ramkhelawan | Rinaldi by Chicimicacuno


Great Shape Award
Our die-cut shapes are especially popular with
customers purchasing kids’ birthday party invitations. This award is for the
best design specifically created for one of the unique shapes Minted offers.

Splash Pool Party by Anupama

Runners-up:  The Magic One by Anna de Sousa | Berry Sweet by Laura Hankins | Pizza Pie Party by Paper Sun Studio 


Changing Seasons Award
Some of our top-selling designs are seasonally
inspired and we would like to augment our assortment of autumnal and
wintery designs (think pumpkins, fall leaves, snowflakes, etc.)

Winter Train by Baumbirdy

Runners-up:  Autumn Pumpkin by Karidy Walker | Pumpkin Patch by Laura Hankins 


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

Animal Pool Party by Lori Wemple

Runners-up:  Over the Moon by Jessie Steury | Slither Snake by Jessica Ogden | Purrfect Kittens by Shiny Penny Studio


Newbie Award
For the best design from a designer winning for the first time.

Calling All Superheroes by Jessica Prout 


Originality Award
For the best design that incorporates an original hand-drawn illustration or hand lettering.

Ellie Fun by Sweta Modi

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Shake, Rattle and Roll Baby Shower Invitation Challenge Special Prize Winners

Announcing the special prize winners from our Shake, Rattle and Roll Baby Shower Invitation Challenge! Each year, friends and family 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. We invited you, our talented Minted community, to design fun and unique invitations that would set the tone for a baby shower that parents-to-be will remember for years to come. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up!

For the most design-forward, innovative birth announcement or invitation
that you would only find at Minted

Runners-up: Brewery by Jennifer Lew | Little Garden by Lori Wemple
Oh Baby Blue by Jennifer Wick


For the best design specifically created for one of the unique shapes Minted offers

Runners-up: Vintage Bib by Sweta ModiStork Banner by Susan Brown
Napoli by Genna Cowsert


For the best design that celebrates both parents-to-be

For the best design for an alternative to a traditional baby shower

For the best design with elements that would truly shine in foil

For the best design celebrating twins or multiples

For the card that best leverages clever wording

For the best design that celebrates a fall or winter shower

For the best design celebrating the upcoming arrival of a baby boy

For the best design that puts the mom-to-be’s name or other
customizable text on a curvilinear path

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

Peer-nominated: For the best design that incorporates an original
hand-drawn illustration or hand lettering
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Joy Cho’s Lucky in Love Save the Date Pick

Back in August, we announced that Joy Cho would be the Guest Judge for our Lucky in Love Save the Date Challenge. Joy Cho is the founder and creative director of Oh Joy!, a lifestyle brand that includes a product line at Target, lifestyle videos, and a daily blog. She has also authored three books and has consulted for hundreds of creative businesses around the world.

Joy selected The Adventure Begins by Kelly Schmidt. When asked why she chose this design, Joy said, “I love The Adventure Begins because it is truly a representation of the new chapter of life that marriage brings—adventures together, both big and small. Visually, I love how the typography is beautiful yet simple. It allows the photo to be the focus while also making it easy to find a photo that fits with the placement of the typography. I love everything about it!” Congratulations, Kelly!

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