10th Annual Create a Greeting Card Scholarship Contest – Round 9 Winners Announced!

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Congratulations to our Ninth Round Winners!

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Mary March 27, 2017 at 10:09 am

The ninth round really produced some wonderful designs! 7650 is my favorite!

Rothenberg March 30, 2017 at 4:22 pm

A lot of good ones in this round, entry number 6388 is my favorite.

Nancy March 31, 2017 at 12:08 pm

I absolutely LOVE that bird. Is it a robin I think? The colors are so rich and the illustration is done immaculately.

Marie March 31, 2017 at 12:19 pm

The cupcake drawing looks almost good enough to eat! Makes my mouth water!

Mary Christenson April 2, 2017 at 11:26 pm

I vote for this interesting design.

Marley April 3, 2017 at 11:27 am

The mountain scene is stunning. The entries get more impressive with each round.

Loreen April 3, 2017 at 11:28 am

The train is pretty cool. Something different and festive.

Alexa April 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

5059 is lovely and traditional. It really was hard to pick though because each one has something special about it.

Becca April 6, 2017 at 12:28 pm

I absolutely love the chocolate chip cookies one. Love the way the tree came out in the background.

Nora April 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm

I like the traditional looking designs. They always make for a good card.

Iliana April 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm

The horse turned out great. Wonder how long it takes the artists to do these?

Lorna April 11, 2017 at 9:14 am

I like the one with the hand drawn peace on earth text. I love to see hand-lettering!

Johanna April 11, 2017 at 9:18 am

I would hang that gorgeous mountain scene on a wall in my house. It is just beautiful!

Rhoda April 11, 2017 at 9:18 am

The cupcake is so great! What a good birthday card that would be!

Teena April 13, 2017 at 10:36 am

No question, the artwork is getting better with each round. Can’t wait for the winner to be announced.

Helen April 13, 2017 at 10:38 am

I wish my kids were old enough to enter. That’s a wonderful thing your company is doing to help a student.

Nelda April 13, 2017 at 10:40 am

I used to work in a bank. I know how hard some kids try to manage their money to go to college. This scholarship is a great idea.

Eagan April 17, 2017 at 10:06 am

Country scene of the barn, and the horse pulling the sleigh, is really nice. I think it would make a card that says friendly and sincere, not hyped up holiday wishes.

Maria April 17, 2017 at 3:57 pm

It’s so inspiring to see all the designs for the cards. The scholarship could be the reason some talented person gets to go to college. Wonderful!

Rachel April 17, 2017 at 4:10 pm

Apple, orange & cinnamon, what a pretty card and a reminder of the scents of autumn & Christmas baking. Yum. Apple pie-

Stacy April 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

Love the card with the barn & the sleigh. Well, it’s not a card yet, just a design but I think it would make a cute holiday card.

Ted April 18, 2017 at 9:50 am

I see a lot of talent in the entries for round 9. I’m looking forward to seeing the winner later this year.

Robin April 18, 2017 at 9:51 am

I hope I’m not wrong but I bet the barn & sleigh card gets chosen for the scholarship.

Jamie April 18, 2017 at 9:53 am

I wish them all good luck. That’s a big scholarship and I hope the student who gets it will be successful.

Yvette April 18, 2017 at 10:01 am

Apples & cinnamon are a nice combination. Very well drawn. Crisp & clean.

Jen April 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm

I am back and forth between a few of these. Looking forward to the announcement of who wins.

Linda April 19, 2017 at 12:08 pm

I look forward to this contest every year. I am a fan of the arts and very much enjoy seeing the young talent.

Burt April 19, 2017 at 1:49 pm

The deer in the woods is simple but nice looking. It could be a nice wintry card, especially with the quality Gallery Collection prints them.

Jared April 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm

The blue bird is great. I’m a big bird watcher so I always like those kind of cards.

Tovah April 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

That bluebird on the branch is the sweetest thing. He looks like he’s waiting for winter to be over.

Nicole April 20, 2017 at 11:33 am

I like the card with PEACE written across it. There’s a cross there too and that’s a perfect symbol on a Christmas card. It’s like a glowing star.

LouAnn April 20, 2017 at 11:35 am

Please pick the horse & sleigh with the barn as the winner, or at least a runner-up. It’s such a nostalgic design.

Jack April 20, 2017 at 11:46 am

I’ve mentioned to my daughter that she should ask her art teacher for some advice about this scholarship.She’s good with drawing. The scholarship is wonderful. I hope you have a new one soon.

Karly April 20, 2017 at 11:50 am

There are a lot of women who are executives and would appreciate a note card like the one with the apple on it. It doesn’t always need to be a holiday design as the winner of the scholarship.

Loren April 20, 2017 at 4:54 pm

incredible artwork and huge talent all around. the winner is definitely going to be impressive seeing all these designs!

Erika April 20, 2017 at 4:54 pm

Best round so far. Loving all the winter scenes. I love the snow!

Jay April 21, 2017 at 10:57 am

The train that is full of toys going through the mountains is something different than the rest. It stands out for that reason.

Laura April 21, 2017 at 10:59 am

The barn with the horse and carriage is wonderful! I love the way it was drawn and it is such a nice traditional Christmas/winter scene.

Brian E. April 24, 2017 at 10:04 am

These all turned out phenomenal. The apple with the orange and cinnamon stands out to me because it isn’t your typical holiday scene.

George April 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

That train takes me back to my childhood. Reminds me of this snowglobe my mother had out on the table every Christmas.

Kenny April 24, 2017 at 10:33 am

Cookies and milk! Throw some foil on there and it will pop even more than the awesome art that was submitted.

Toni April 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Just a little trivia – the first Christmas card sold in England was a collaboration between a government postal worker and an artist friend of his. It’s nice that these student artists have a chance to design a card that will be sold all over the US and Canada. Good luck!

Stella April 24, 2017 at 12:33 pm

We’ll see the winning design on May 1st. I hope it’s one of my favorites, the barn with the horse-drawn sleigh.

Stella April 24, 2017 at 12:35 pm

I think your scholarship is wonderful. It will make a difference in some lucky student’s life, maybe the difference of going to college or having to miss out on further education.

Amanda April 26, 2017 at 11:30 am

Are there more rounds following this? Looking forward to see the next choices and who ends up winning!

Josie April 27, 2017 at 10:06 am

This scholarship leaves me impressed with your company. That is a HUGE savings for the lucky winner. College costs a fortune now.

Larissa April 27, 2017 at 10:07 am

If only there were a scholarship like this when I was in college. I spent decades paying off school.

Brianne April 27, 2017 at 1:53 pm

I have a friend in this round. Crossing my fingers!

Deanna April 28, 2017 at 11:33 am

Hurry up, May 1st! I want to see the new scholarship winner’s card and see who’s going to get a big boost toward paying for college.

Greg April 28, 2017 at 11:35 am

Just a few days left until the big day for the scholarship winner. I wish all the kids who need some help could get it. Good Luck to all the finalists!

Jacob April 28, 2017 at 11:37 am

I’ll be checking with my art teacher for senior year to see if there’s another contest. I missed this last one.

Hera April 28, 2017 at 1:50 pm

The cupcake crown is so great. Cute design and good for birthday princesses!

Robin May 1, 2017 at 10:37 am

Yeay! I guessed the winner-the horse & sleigh card. Congrats to Sarah. I hope she has a bright future. She wants to go on to vet school after college so this scholarship will help with that.

Karly May 1, 2017 at 11:38 am

I’m sorry the apple didn’t win but I’m happy for the girl who did win the scholarship. Best of luck to her.

Rachel May 1, 2017 at 11:40 am

So great the horse & sleigh earned the $10,000. I hope the scholarship helps the winner a lot.

Stacy May 1, 2017 at 11:42 am

That young winner Sarah must be very happy. Congratulations. It’s wonderful what your company is doing to help students with their education!

Ted May 1, 2017 at 11:43 am

Waiting all year couldn’t have been easy for all the students and their parents. That scholarship money is a wonderful way to reward talent.

Nicole May 1, 2017 at 12:18 pm

I guess you’re getting a lot of reaction now that the winner has been chosen. My favorite PEACE card entry didn’t win but maybe that student will try again next year.

Vera May 1, 2017 at 12:31 pm

The mini bio about the winner surprised me. She’s so talented I thought she would pursue a career in art. Still, art is a wonderful hobby for a lifetime and she’ll lots of animals to draw when she’s in vet school.

Kyle May 2, 2017 at 9:29 am

The horse is really great. The traditional art appeals to me. I love a nostalgic type of card.

Patricia May 3, 2017 at 10:26 am

SO THRILLED to see my favorite entry won! Everyone did such a great job, but that one stood out to me and apparently to the judges as well.

Alycia May 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm

I know the next Christmas card I’ll buy, the winner Sarah’s horse & sleigh card. It’s so nice and classic, with a country theme. Sleigh rides are fun!

Cheryl May 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm

I’m sad my favorite cardinal card didn’t win, but I wish a lot of luck to the girl who drew the winning entry. I hope she has success in college with the help of this scholarship.

Mary May 4, 2017 at 3:25 pm

It’s wonderful that such a talented young student will have financial help with her education.Good Luck to Sarah!

Kim May 4, 2017 at 3:27 pm

How long before another contest starts? I hope the non-winners aren’t discouraged from trying again.

Sandy May 8, 2017 at 12:07 pm

congratulations to the very talented winner! just saw her bio. impressive!

Cody May 8, 2017 at 1:36 pm

All the entries wowed me. I suspected the horse would be the winner. It is going to be a classic card.

Gladys May 8, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Great choice of winner! Bravo.

Sage May 10, 2017 at 10:24 am

BEAUTIFUL AND STUNNING! Love the one that one but the others were all just as incredible.

Courtney May 11, 2017 at 1:22 pm

With college tuition going up all the time your company is doing a wonderful thing by offering a scholarship for artistic talent. The winner did a fine job.

Heidi May 11, 2017 at 1:24 pm

The winning design is so lovely. It reminds me of a winter day on the farm back in my home state of Wisconsin.

Iris May 11, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Congratulations to all the finalists of your scholarship contest. I saw that in the past you’ve done cards with some finalists’ designs. I hope you can do that again this year. The winning design is perfect.

Nicole May 12, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Congratulations to the talented and fortunate Sarah Gainer! It’s great that her high school will receive some money as well.

Dean May 12, 2017 at 1:38 pm

I was surprised that two of the past cards were submitted in what looks like just pencil drawings on plain paper. They were so plain but your company made them look very festive.

Harriet May 15, 2017 at 11:03 am

There’s always so much talent!! I look forward to this competition every year.

Alyce May 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

Bravo to your company for continuing this scholarship contest. I’m sure the prize has made a huge impact on all the winners.

Alex May 15, 2017 at 11:33 am

I’ll keep checking your website for news of the new contest. My son starts high school this fall and he’s really interested in art as a career.

Hannah May 17, 2017 at 10:04 am

I wish that it would say what kind of medium the contestants used. So much skill!

Drea May 17, 2017 at 10:04 am

Wow these designs are so unique! It must have been so hard to choose a winner.

Kathy May 24, 2017 at 11:18 am

Congrats to the winner! I hope she has a successful time in college. I was disappointed to see there were no finalists this year, just the one winner.

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