August 19, 2009 09:02 ET

Hunt for Most Creative Christmas Card Designs

PhotoBox launches competition to find best designs for its 2009 Greetings Cards collection

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2009) - PhotoBox, Europe largest online personal publishing and printing service, opens their first-ever Christmas competition calling everyone from talented designers to well-known illustrators to design the perfect card for the Christmas season.

On top of a Pounds Sterling 500 cash prize, the winning design will go on sale on PhotoBox just in time for Christmas and will be showcased alongside the site's existing Photo Greeting Cards section.

The winner and five runners up will also see their creations enjoyed by thousands at an exhibition, held at a top London design gallery in October. The five runners up will win Pounds Sterling 100 cash prize and have their designs sold online.

Lawrence Merritt, Marketing Director of PhotoBox, explains "We're after really appealing designs that our customers will be keen to send to their friends and family this Christmas. Designs can take the form of paintings, illustrations, photos, graphics etc as long as they're related to Christmas. With such an open design brief we're keen to see lots of creative and inspired entries, the best of which will get their work seen by all our customers and all the new visitors to PhotoBox this Christmas.'

PhotoBox's Christmas card competition opens today and runs until midnight 6th September 2009, with the winners announced on 10th September 2009. For design requirements & entry details go to:

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About PhotoBox

PhotoBox is the leading online photo service in the UK where it pioneered online printing, storing, sharing, community and publishing services for digital photos before extending its range to innovative products such as photo books, calendars, and greeting cards.

The company merged with Photoways, the leading French service, in April 2006 thereby creating the European market leader with over 5 million members and nearly 200 million photo prints in 2007. The group is backed by leading Venture Capital firms Index Ventures, Highland Capital and HarbourVest. Stan Laurent, formerly Chief Operating Officer at AOL Europe, is President and C.E.O. and Mark Chapman, co-founder of PhotoBox, is Managing Director of the UK business.

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