SOURCE: The Gallery Collection

The Gallery Collection by Prudent Publishing

March 17, 2011 15:56 ET

The Gallery Collection Announces $10,000 Create-A-Greeting-Card Contest Winner

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - The Gallery Collection, a leading publisher of personalized greeting cards, is proud to announce the winner of its 4th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card scholarship contest. Dawnee Burson of Logan, UT will receive this year's $10,000 award for her winter scene oil painting. In addition to a personal scholarship, Dawnee's school, Utah State University, will receive a $1,000 prize.

A postgraduate student pursuing a master's degree in natural resources, Dawnee found inspiration for the winning design in her love of the outdoors. Growing up in the mountains of Montana and northern New Mexico provided her with plenty of material to depict a snow dappled country home nestled in the mountains. This quaint scene beat out thousands of other entrants to be crowned this year's winner. Dawnee's winning design and all of the 2010 finalists can be viewed on the Greeting Cards Winners and Finalists page on The Gallery Collection website along with previous years' winners.

On hearing the news of her winning design, Dawnee was "ecstatic when I heard I won... I feel very grateful to The Gallery Collection for providing such a wonderful opportunity for students to fund their education." She continued, "It's a wonderful way to motivate yourself in the areas of art or photography, and is a great service to those of us who have been helped by the educational funding provided. It has been one of the high moments of my life, and I can't express enough appreciation to those involved."

Each year The Gallery Collection hosts a contest in which high school and college students that are 14 years of age or older at the time of entry 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 March. To review the official scholarship rules and to submit an entry, visit the Scholarship homepage.

In addition to receiving a $10,000 scholarship, the winner's design is made into an actual greeting card to be added to The Gallery Collection's extensive line of Christmas cards. Visit The Gallery Collection's blog to read how last year's winning design was turned into a Gallery card or to view the entire line of beautifully crafted greeting cards, including personalized Christmas cards and birthday 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 Christmas cards and personalized holidays cards, of which many of the designs are FSC-certified (SW-COC-002530) and produced with renewable energy.

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