SOURCE: The Gallery Collection

The Gallery Collection

June 17, 2015 11:37 ET

The Gallery Collection Announces 8th Annual $10,000 Create-A-Greeting-Card Contest Winner & 9th Annual Contest Kickoff

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2015) - The Gallery Collection, a leading publisher of personalized greeting cards, is proud to announce the winner of its 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card scholarship contest. Jennifer Soriano of West Saint Paul, Minnesota will receive this year's $10,000 award for her submission. In addition to a personal scholarship, Jennifer's school, Academy of Art University in MN, will receive a $1,000 prize.

Jennifer's hand-painted work depicts three delicious cupcakes on a chevron table cloth. Her design beat out thousands of other entrants to be crowned this year's winner. Jennifer's design and all of the finalists can be viewed on the Greeting Cards Winners and Finalists page on The Gallery Collection website along with previous years' winners.

Jennifer plans to use her scholarship money towards her Master's Degree in illustration. "Winning this scholarship is for me, a confirmation that my family's faith in my ability as an artist is well placed," said Jennifer when learning she was this year's scholarship recipient. "It makes all the late nights of studying and painting in the studio into the wee hours and still putting in a full day's work at my job as well as being a mother a little lighter."

This marks the eighth consecutive year The Gallery Collection has hosted a greeting card design contest. High school and college students 14 years of age or older can submit original photos, paintings, drawings, and graphic designs to be considered for the front of a greeting card. Thousands of entries are judged based on overall aesthetic appeal, quality of execution, creativity, and suitability as a Gallery Collection greeting card until one winning design is chosen in April of 2016. The lucky winner receives a $10,000 scholarship, as well as having his or her design made into an actual greeting card to be added to The Gallery Collection's extensive line.

To review the official scholarship rules or to submit an entry for the 9th annual contest, visit the Scholarship homepage. Check out The Gallery Collection's blog to read how a previous year's winning design was turned into a Gallery card, or view to see the company's complete line of beautifully crafted greeting cards.

About The Gallery Collection -- Prudent Publishing's The Gallery Collection is a leading publisher of premium quality business greeting cards in the United States. Established in 1929 and still family owned, the company offers direct-from-the-publisher prices that include customized ink and foil imprints, a large selection of memorable greetings, and matching deckle-edged envelopes made of recycled paper. The Gallery Collection also offers an extensive array of business birthday cards, personalized holidays cards and company Christmas cards, many of which are produced by wind power using environmentally friendly recycled paper stock.

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