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Phoenix Trading

December 14, 2009 10:10 ET

Phoenix Trading Thinks America's Got Artistic Talent

Top Greeting Card Direct-Seller Announces Contest to Find Next Big Artist

CANTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) -

News Facts

  • Calling all unpublished artists! Here's a chance to show your stuff and make your creative debut to the world! Phoenix Trading just announced the commencement of a competition to sign the Company's next top greeting card artist. Moms, dust off your old art supplies; friends and neighbors, revive those paint sets -- this contest is for you!

  • The contest is open to amateur artists across the United States who have not yet been published. Each artist can submit one entry in each of the three categories: General; Humorous; Floral/Fine Art.

  • One winner in each category will join the ranks of Phoenix Trading's talented team of 70 plus artists whose work has sold over 100 million cards worldwide and raised thousands of dollars for charities. Winners will each receive a cash prize of $1000, a licence to publish the chosen card for three years and $100 worth of art materials from Windsor and Newton, world-renowned art supplier. Winning artists will be recognized on the Phoenix Trading site and on the card they produce.

  • To submit entries, photograph and/or scan the design image and send as an attachment to File size must be 500kb or fewer and, for viewing purposes, no more than 72 dpi. No digitally created images, only hand-crafted images will be accepted. All submissions must be made by Sunday, January 31st, 2010.

  • Recognized as one of the top direct selling companies in the UK since 1994, Phoenix Trading has since expanded its greeting card business in Australia, New Zealand, France and now the United States. The Company offers a variety of product options, including greeting and holiday cards, note cards, calendars, invitations, note pads and more! To learn more about Phoenix Trading, please visit

Quote, attributed to Robin Bradley, Creative and Marketing Director, Phoenix Trading
"Our talented and imaginative artists set the tone and account for the success of this company. Bringing experience, a love of art and an extensive supply of creative juices, Phoenix Trading artists develop every single unique product we offer. We are excited to announce this competition to seek out the three newest members of our artistic team and give the winners a chance to fulfill a dream."

Quote, attributed to Julia Rigby, Phoenix Trading Artist
"I've always loved art; drawing, painting or just doodling with my children but never thought of a career until I discovered Phoenix Trading. As a Phoenix Trading artist I really enjoy seeing my creativity come to life and bring joy to others in the form of greeting cards. I wish all contestants the best of luck and look forward to welcoming three new artists in 2010."

About Phoenix Trading
Phoenix Trading delivers unique greeting cards and stationary products through established and successful direct selling Traders around the world. Created in the UK in 1994, Phoenix Trading has grown from a local effort to the UK's 10th largest greeting card publisher with additional presence in the Australia/New Zealand, France and most recently the United States. Every piece of merchandise from the 823 product lines is designed by a talented, artist using traditional skills, bringing a whimsical individuality to the product offering. With a history of charitable giving since its founding, Phoenix Trading has launched The Phoenix International Charity and to date has raised more than $1,500,000 for worthy organizations around the world through the sale of its featured cards. For more information on Phoenix Trading, please visit

Contact Information

  • Contact information:
    Suzanne Aronowitz
    SHIFT Communications
    Email Contact

    Robin Bradley
    Phoenix Trading
    + 44 20 8875 4487
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