Written by Kelly Hird

We’re proud to announce that two Minted designs, “Party Sloth” by Melissa Egan and “Adagio” by Meg Gleason, were chosen as winners in the 2017 LOUIE Awards. One of the most esteemed awards ceremonies in the stationery world, the LOUIE Awards are hosted by the National Greeting Card Association and took place during the National Stationery Show in New York in May. Kelli Hall’s striking holiday photo card “Statement Joy” also made it to the final round, and all three designs were exhibited prominently in the trade show’s entrance at the Javits Center.

This year’s finalists in the 2017 LOUIE Awards on display at the entry to the Javits Center at the National Stationery Show.

While the three finalists weren’t able to attend this year’s annual award gala, Meg Gleason attended NSS and was thrilled to receive the good news. Her design, “Adagio,” features hand-painted backgrounds, with an original painting created for each colorway.

Adagio” wedding invitation suite by Meg Gleason of Moglea

Melissa Egan’s whimsical children’s birthday party design was selected as a winner in the General Invitation category. This versatile party invite really took the (cup)cake!

Party Sloth” children’s birthday party invitation by Melissa Egan of Pistols

Kelli Hall’s gorgeous pop of color and bold typography provided a striking counterpoint to the flurry of multicolored illustrations in the selection.

Statement Joy” holiday photo card by Kelli Hall.

All LOUIE Award finalists have also been entered in the 2017 Consumer’s Choice Awards, and you can vote for your favorite designs until Friday, June 9. View the gallery and vote for these amazing artists’ work here!

Published June 7, 2017

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