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Best of 2016 - Founders' Choice Awards

Best of 2016 With over 50,000 new cards submitted in 2016 by our talented community of artists, here are some that have risen to the top to be recognized as GCU's best of 2016. The selection process was not easy.

Enlisting a combination of popularity, sales, founder and staff input and so much more, we've arrived at these shining examples of professionalism, excellence, marketability and creativity.

These awards round out the year's Design Challenge series which is a monthly design challenge put before GCU's artist community.

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Best New Artist


Joy Ellaga - Creating with Joy
Best New Artist (Honorable Mention)


Ness Norberg of Aubergine and Purple
Best New Artist (Honorable Mention)


Lyasya Sinkovski of Kitties Zone
       Best Overall New Card

       Stephanie Laird
     Hottest Seller

       Ron Magnes
       Best Custom Front Card (Text)

       Sue Cassell Broadwell
       Best Custom Front Card (Image)

       Liz Van Steenburgh
       Best Business Logo Card

       Penny Cork
       Funniest Card

       Nobleworks
       Funniest Card (Honorable Mention)


       Brian McConnell
       Most Creative Stock Card Creations
       (BigStock) Card

       Ginger Yvonne
       Rising Star Card


       Cathie Richardson
       Rising Star Card (Honorable Mention)


       Gerda Steiner
       Nailed It Wanted Cards Request Card


       Stacia Gorge
       Nailed It Wanted Cards Request Card
       (Honorable Mention)

       Pamela Jorgensen/PamJArts
       Best Uncommon Card


       Lisa Crisafi
       Best Uncommon Card
       (Honorable Mention)

       Sandra Rose Designs
       Best Design Challenge Submission


       Barbara Schreiber
       Best Design Challenge Submission
       (Honorable Mention)

       Michelle Lanoue
       Simply Clever


       Ivy M. Brown
       Simply Clever
       (Honorable Mention)

       Colleen Kong-Savage
       Reviewers' Choice - Phoebe

       Barbara Schreiber
       Reviewers' Choice - Ella

       Christie Black-Creations from the Heart
       Reviewers' Choice - Rebecca

       Michelle Goggins
       Reviewers' Choice - Fiona

       JJBDesigns
       Reviewers' Choice - Desiree

       Carol Kearns
       Reviewers' Choice - John

       Doreen Erhardt