Would you like to see your artwork featured by the leading publisher of premium quality cards in the United States? Here’s your chance! Design a custom greeting card for an opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship! Plus, your winning entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by The Gallery Collection! Submission Deadline: March 2, 2023.
All students at least 14 years of age are welcome to participate in this scholarship competition. The contest is open to all homeschooled, high school, college and university students enrolled during the time period of the contest in an academic program designed to conclude with the awarding of a diploma or a degree.
Create an original front cover of a greeting card using your own photo, artwork, or computer graphic design. Original art can be submitted online by taking a digital photograph or scanning it as a JPEG (.jpg). Maximum file size is limited to 2 megabytes.
Designs can be vertical or horizontal. All cards are 5 1/2″ x 7 7/8″ in The Gallery Collection. While the design itself would need to fit within those dimensions, it is not necessary for you to submit in this exact size.
Wording such as “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Birthday” can be incorporated into the design, but is not necessary. The Gallery Collection is not looking for a sentiment for the inside greeting of a card, just the art to appear on the outside front of the card.
The use of rubber stamps, images from the internet, or quotations is not allowed – everything in your design must be your own original work. Items such as sequins, fabric or other 3-dimensional embellishments would also not be suitable.
Please browse The Gallery Collection website to get an idea of the possibilities. View past winners and their card designs here. The official scholarship contest web page is: https://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm
How to Enter
Online entry is required. Submission Deadline: 3/2/23. Submit your entry here.
The application must include a .jpg image of the original work of art or photograph, the applicant’s first and last name, date of birth, phone number, mailing address, email address, grade level, name of school currently attending, and school’s website address. Check the box if you’re homeschooled. Students homeschooled under the auspices of an accredited high school are considered high school students for this purpose.
The finalists will be decided by monthly online voting. Vote here for this month’s finalists! The top 5 entries with the most votes as well as 5 entries that the judging team selects will be the official Top 10 Finalists. The judging team will then select a winner from the Top 10 Finalists. Winner will be announced on or about May 15th, 2023.
Established in 1929, and still family-owned by Prudent Publishing Company, The Gallery Collection is the leading business-to-business online and mail order publisher of premium quality personalized Christmas, Holiday, and Everyday greeting cards in the U.S. These unique personal and business greeting cards feature lush, richly textured papers, brilliant shimmering foils, rich, glowing colors and deep, sculpted embossing.