WASHINGTON, DC – February 15, 2019 – Thinking of You Week is an international movement that encourages sending a card a day for one week at the end of September. The event celebrates the energy and creativity of paper lovers everywhere – with the support of greeting card publishers, crafters, card and gift retailers, and the US Postal Service (who created a Thinking of You postmark for first class letters that reached over a half million homes in September of 2018).
In this community spirit, the Greeting Card Association, which helps to organize and promote the event, launched an open design contest for the 2019 logo. The GCA is excited to announce that the winner of the 2019 Thinking of You Week design contest is Elizabeth Silver, a Freelance Artist and Surface Pattern Designer from Apex, North Carolina. A former print stylist for GAP, Inc., Elizabeth is a freelance designer of stationery, home textiles, apparel prints, plus graphics and licensed artwork for gifts and greeting cards.
The prize for winning includes 100 greeting cards from multiple GCA member publishers, and a $250 art supply gift card donated by BLICK Art Materials. Her design will be featured on social media (on Instagram @thinkingofyouweek) and on the website http://www.thinkingofyouweekusa.com. It will also be featured on promotional postcards shared within the greeting card industry and on signage at this year’s Noted Expo being held in Brooklyn.
About the selection process: entries from across the country were reviewed by the 12-person LOUIE Award panel tasked with picking the best of the best greeting cards for the year. Winners of the LOUIE Awards will be announced in May at the Noted Expo in Brooklyn. For both the cards and the artwork for Thinking of You Week the judges narrowed down the field and voted on the final winner at a live session held during the NYNOW gift show held in early February.
The Greeting Card Association wishes to thank all of the artists who submitted their thoughtful design ideas and to congratulate Elizabeth Silver on her winning entry. Thinking of You Week will be held September 23 – 29, 2019.
The Greeting Card Association is inviting all artists to submit designs for 2019
• Create a logo and website banner to apply (square and rectangular formats)
• Winning artwork will need to be formatted as posters, banners and flyers
The winning design will receive a cash prize plus enjoy nationwide exposure:
• Featured on social media and thinkingofyouweekusa.com
• LOUIE Awards display at Noted: The Greeting Card ExpoSM (May, 2019)
• Featured on promotional postcards shared within the greeting card industry
• 100 free greeting cards from multiple members of the GCA (approximately $300 value)
• $250 Blick Art Materials gift card!
If you have been following us on Instagram you will know that we have been collaborating to run giveaways for the past few weeks.
Now we are launching our final giveaway, with a huge jackpot prize of over 150 greeting cards, greeting card organizer, journals and inspirational artwork, all donated by an amazing group of organizations who are helping us spread the word about Thinking of You Week.
Be sure to visit our Instagram page before Monday 17th September 2018 and follow us to enter the giveaway! All of the terms and conditions can be found on our post.
Our friends at Kings Scribe are running an awesome contest during Thinking of You Week!
1. Stop in anytime between September 24-30 and pick up a Thinking of You Card.
2. Jot a quick note and slip it into their shiny red mailbox!
3. They will provide the stamp and mail your message for you–couldn’t be any easier!
Each card you drop in the box is an entry into their raffle for a gorgeous set of 50 personalized note cards and lined envelopes from Haute Papier–a $190 value. The winner will be announced on September 30!