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Best of 2020 - Founders' Choice Awards

Best of 2020 With over 50,000 new cards submitted in 2019 by our talented community of artists, here are some card designs that have risen to the top to be recognized as GCU's Best of 2019. As always, the selection process is far from 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.

The Founders' Choice Awards round out each year's Design Challenge series which is a monthly design challenge put before GCU's artist community.

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Best New Artist


Linda Gladman of Bright Star Cards
Best New Artist (Honorable Mention)


Jamie Grob of Montana Design Studio
Best New Artist (Honorable Mention)


Bill Thomas of Thomastoons
       Best Overall New Card

        Kathleen Johnson
      Best Overall New Card
       (Honorable Mention)

       Greetings by Anne
      Best Overall New Card
       (Honorable Mention)

        Colleen Kong Savage
       Hottest Seller-Christmas

       Linda Gladman
      Hottest Seller-Christmas
       (Honorable Mention)

       Stephie McCarthy
      Hottest Seller-Christmas
       (Honorable Mention)

        Ron Magnes
       Hottest Seller-Chinese New Year

       Doreen Erhardt
       Hottest Seller -Chinese New Year (Honorable Mention)

       Teri Nelson Kuster
       Hottest Seller -Chinese New Year (Honorable Mention)

        Colleen Kong Savage
       Hottest Seller-Birthday

       Judy Adamson
       Hottest Seller-Birthday
       (Honorable Mention)

       Judith Gargone
       Hottest Seller-Birthday
       (Honorable Mention)

       Nancy Mink
       Best Custom Front (Text)

       Judy Adamson
      Best Custom Front (Text)
       (Honorable Mention)

       Liz Van Steenburgh
      Best Custom Front (Text)
       (Honorable Mention)

        Doreen Erhardt
       Best Custom Front (Image)

       Pamela Jorgensen
      Best Custom Front (Image)
       (Honorable Mention)

       Sandra Rose
      Best Business Logo
       

       Teri Nelson Kuster
       Funniest Card

       Bill Thomas
      Funniest Card
       (Honorable Mention)

       Bill Thomas
      Funniest Card
       (Honorable Mention)

       Mike Seddon
       Most Creative Stock Card Creation (BigStock)

       Doreen Erhardt
      Most Creative Stock Card Creation (BigStock)
       (Honorable Mention)

       Shoaff Ballanger
      Most Creative Stock Card Creation (BigStock)
       (Honorable Mention)

       Janet Pallagi
       Rising Star

       Diane Diederich
      Rising Star
       
       Sharon Dominick
      Rising Star
       (Honorable Mention)

        Caryn Brame
       Custom Request - Nailed it!

       Laughing Hippo Studio
      Custom Request - Nailed it!
       (Honorable Mention)

       Gail Pepin
      Custom Request - Nailed it!
       (Honorable Mention)

        Cisillia Tay
       Best Uncommon Card

       Ron Magnes
     Best Uncommon Card
       (Honorable Mention)

       Cheryl Jones
      Best Uncommon Card
       (Honorable Mention)

        Kate Taylor
        Best Design Challenge Submission

       Betsy Bush of Dragonfire Graphics
      Best Design Challenge Submission
       (Honorable Mention)

       Pamela Jorgensen
      Best Design Challenge Submission
       (Honorable Mention)

        Michelle Lanoue
        Simply Clever

       Synonym Rolls by Doug Hill
      Simply Clever
       (Honorable Mention)

       Keep Believing by Lisa Crisafi
      Simply Clever
       (Honorable Mention)

       College Miss U by Judith Gorgone
       Reviewers' Choice - Fiona
       

       Mindy Pierce
        Reviewers' Choice - Ella
       

       Maria Forester
       Reviewers' Choice - Mackenzie


       Stephie McCarthy
       Reviewers' Choice - Desiree
       

       Kathleen Johnson
       Reviewers' Choice - Phoebe
       

       Stephanie Laird
       Reviewers' Choice - John
       

       Greetings from Anne
       Reviewers' Choice - Catherine

       Tam Moody
      Reviewers' Choice - Victor
       

       Wotto
      Reviewers' Choice - Sue
       

        Christine Quimby
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