RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/13 -- The Gallery Collection, a leading publisher of personalized business Christmas cards, is excited to announce the kickoff of its 7th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card scholarship contest. Entries are being accepted now through January 15th, 2014, with the winner being announced on March 14, 2014.
High school and college students 14 years of age or older, as well as members of the United States Military, 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. 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. In addition to a personal scholarship, the winner's school will receive a $1,000 prize.
This year also marks the addition of a new prize. For the first time, one design will also be selected from a member of the United States Military to receive $1,000. The prize is a small gesture on the Gallery Collection's behalf to show thanks and appreciation to members of the United States Military for their service, as well as reward their artistic talents. All Military entries will still be eligible for the $10,000 grand prize.
"We are thrilled to offer students and members of the military the chance to express their creativity through art, photography, and design," said H.L. DeVore, Chief Marketing Officer for The Gallery Collection. "The onerous cost of higher education weighs heavily on my mind as a parent of four. I'm personally pleased to be helping someone advance their education with this scholarship contest."
To review the official scholarship rules or to submit an entry for this year's contest, visit the Scholarship homepage. Check out The Gallery Collection's greeting card blog to read how a previous year's winning design was turned into a Gallery card, or view www.GalleryCollection.com 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 Christmas cards and personalized holidays cards, many of which are produced by wind power using environmentally friendly recycled paper stock.
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