Congratulations to Jill Ma of North Waterboro, ME! She is the winner of our 7th Annual $10,000 Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest! Jill is a senior at Catherine McAuley High School and is currently planning on attending a five year dual program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where she plans on earning a BFA in Studio Art and a BS in Science or Math. She has created her own festive vision of the classic holiday bells that truly evokes the warm feelings of the season. Jill submitted a design that is 100% original and unique, and we can’t wait to see the finished product! Our judges had a tough decision to make as there were so many outstanding entries in the finalist pool, but we think Jill’s design will make a truly amazing card.
Here is the design Jill submitted:
Stay tuned for information about our 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest.
Welcome to our second installment of the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Look Back Series. Today we are taking you behind the curtain and giving you a look into the test sampling phase for the 2011 Scholarship Winning Design, Gilded Nativity Christmas Card.
Each of our card designs goes through a significant testing phase before a final design is chosen to be added to our card line. These test samples are first provided to our creative team which goes through many different samples consisting of different card stocks, colors, layouts and foil imprints. You can get a taste of some of the samples that were considered below.
Finally, once a sample is chosen for the card and the creative team does not believe any more changes need to be made, the design is passed along to our approval team. This team consists of people from our marketing, production and order departments. Since our order department is our direct link to our customers, we always make it a priority to take any feedback we receive from our customers and inject it into every part of our operation, including the card design process. Once we get the stamp of approval from the team the design becomes a brand new member of our line of cards.
Browse through some of our test samples that were used for the 2011 Scholarship winning design and let us know which version you would have picked in the poll below. Next week we continue our series with an interview of our 6th annual Scholarship Contest winner Whitney Fuertes!
Congratulations to Whitney Fuertes of Tolleson, Arizona! She is the winner of our 5th Annual $10,000 Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest! Whitney is a senior at La Joya Community High School who plans to study Nursing in college. She has created a beautiful hand-drawn work that depicts a Nativity scene under a night sky. Whitney submitted a design that is 100% original and unique, and we can’t wait to see the finished product! Our judges had a tough decision to make as there were so many outstanding entries in the finalist pool, but we think Whitney’s design will make a truly amazing card.
Here is the design Whitney submitted:
The 6th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest will begin on March 19, 2012. Be sure to visit the entry page to reacquaint yourself with the rules and guidelines. You may also check out our newly updated winners page to view the designs submitted by our previous winners and to get inspired.