PsPrint Congratulates the winners of the $10,000 Holiday Card Contest
Nov.18, 2009 - OAKLAND, Calif. - After tremendous response, more than 300 submitted designs and amazing work from top designers around the country, the winners of PsPrint's first $10,000 Holiday Card Design Contest have been announced. The three grand prize-winning images, along with eight runner-up images are all available for viewing on the PsPrint contest blog site.
PsPrint congratulates all the winners and wishes to thank the hundreds of designers and visitors who made the contest such a great success.
Grand Prize Winners
"The idea behind all three of my cards, and really the idea behind all of my design work, is creating and achieving beautiful design in a simple, elegant way. The goal for each design was to take an image associated with the holidays and highlight them in a classic way. These cards were made as a project for an Illustration class I am currently enrolled in and these were my first, solely illustrated designs. I am very pleased with the outcome of each card, especially the reindeer card as that was more of a test of skill (I think I passed!)." said Megan Pralle, winner of the PsPrint Best Overall Design award.
"The inspiration for the submitted designs was to create holiday cards that were intended to simply convey positive messages of good tidings. The message of this year was one of hope, unity and peace. By mixing traditional phrases from the holiday season, trailing from the very iconic 'wish' image of a falling star, we are united by our desire for a time of celebration regardless of our differences." said Laura Carr, winner of the user's choice Best Design Award.
"I do a weekly, music-themed comic strip featuring two recurring characters called Buddy and Hopkins. I've been doing it since 2003, and it appears on websites and in print publications around the world. I decided to feature one of the characters, Buddy, in a typical holiday setting. I liked the irony of having annoying people in line contrasted with the phrase, 'Enjoy the Sounds of the Season.' Even if you're not a reader of the comic strip, I think the illustration is still effective. It pokes fun at the commercialization of the holidays." said Jason Nocera, who won the user's choice Most Humorous Card award.
Design Runner-Up Winners
2nd Place: Joey Mendoza
3rd Place: Gaelyn Larrick
4th Place: Cindy Couling
5th Place: Gaelyn Larrick
Humor Runner-Up Winners
2nd Place: Magen Mitchell
3rd Place: Jason Nocera
4th Place: David Russell
5th Place: Joseph Alvarado
Grand prize winners received their choice of $2,000 gift-cards from Apple, HP or Amazon, and printing of 1,000 copies of their winning design. The eight runner-up winners received $200 gift cards and 250 copies of their winning design.
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