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August 2019 Design Challenge - Industry Holiday
Aug 2nd, 2019, 4:06pm
 
In the final of stretch of summer, but it's time to start thinking about the Winter holidays.  
     
August 2019 Design Challenge      
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Theme: Industry Specific Business Holiday
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Requirements:        
- ONLY Big Stock cards will be accepted in this challenge.
 
- Write your own verse, be creative with a message that ties the industry of choice concept with the image you choose and category choice  – this will be extremely important in this challenge.
 
- The judges will be looking for professional quality text layout, typography placement and font combinations in addition to a unique and captivating message that tells the story of the stock image you choose. Your added value needs to wow the judges!
 
- Blank verse will not be considered for entry in this challenge.  
   
- ONE card per artist        
     
- Submissions must be NEW, no existing designs      
     
- Your designs should differ from those already offered in the category of your choice to offer shoppers a variety of choices, not more of the same.    
 
CATEGORY SPECIFIC CHALLENGE:  Business > Christmas Cards > Industry Specific
 
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Entry Deadline: Saturday, August 31st  
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Please see more details on the challenge here on the Community blog:        
https://gcucommunity.com/2019/08/01/dash-of-inspiration-big-stock-only-design-ch
allenge-august-2019/
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Re: August 2019 Design Challenge - Industry Holida
Reply #1 - Aug 20th, 2019, 3:56pm
 
A little reminder to get your submissions in before 9/1.  Don't wait until the last minute!
 
As usual, we will be accepting submissions through the end of the month (submitted before 9/1).  Please note with the U.S. Labor Day holiday observed on Monday 9/2 any late submissions (8/30, 8/31) may not be reviewed until 9/3 but will still be eligible for the challenge.  
 
Additionally, due to the holiday, judging will begin 9/6.  
 
 
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Re: August 2019 Design Challenge - Industry Holida
Reply #2 - Sep 11th, 2019, 2:30pm
 
With a strong start into the holidays, here are the August Design Challenge winners:
      
First Place - Teri Francis of Squirrel Hugger Greeting Cards
https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/business/christmas/industry-specific/food-r estaurant/peace-love-java-coffee-1579886
 
Second Place - Jay and Susan Ballanger of Shoaff Ballanger Studios
https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/business/christmas/industry-specific/insura nce/christmas-holidays-insurance-business-flopped-1580240
 
Awesome to see so many different industries address in the submissions. AND doubly awesome for Teri to take first place in her first ever Design Challenge entry!  Grin
    
Here is September's Design Challenge:    
http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/forum/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1567551191
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Reply #3 - Sep 11th, 2019, 9:57pm
 
Thank you so much, Mindy and GCU Team!   And a big Thank YOU and hugs to Doreen -- she very kindly guided me on how to submit Stock Cards and encouraged me to enter the Challenge.  I very much appreciate the opportunity to participate in this community of such creative and talented artists.  Congratulations to Jay and Susan as well -- the fallen Christmas tree and their clever verse for the insurance industry made me laugh out loud!  
 
Again, thanks so much for this honor and for the DOD.  Most of all, thanks to GCU for providing this wonderful platform where independent artists are appreciated and rewarded.  Wishing a super successful holiday season to all! Smiley
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Reply #4 - Sep 12th, 2019, 3:21am
 
Congratulations Teri, Jay and Susan! Both outstanding designs!
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Reply #5 - Sep 12th, 2019, 7:07pm
 
Congrats Teri. That card is so cute and looks delicious. Could use one right now. Thanks team GCU and Betsy for the kuddos. Wishing all GCU artists a strong holiday sales season.
Jay and Susan
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