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Best of 2018 - Founders' Choice Awards

Best of 2018 With over 50,000 new cards submitted in 2018 by our talented community of artists, here are some card designs that have risen to the top to be recognized as GCU's Best of 2018. As always, the selection process is far from easy.

Enlisting a combination of popularity, sales, founder and staff input and so much more, we've arrived at these shining examples of professionalism, excellence, marketability and creativity.

The Founders' Choice Awards round out each year's Design Challenge series which is a monthly design challenge put before GCU's artist community.

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Best New Artist


Sharon Dominick of Sharon Dominick Photography
Best New Artist (Honorable Mention)


Anne Johnson of Greetings from Anne
Best New Artist (Honorable Mention)


Dale Simpson of Dale Simpson Design
       Best Overall New Card

       Melinda Pretzel
      Best Overall New Card
       (Honorable Mention)

       Mindy Pierce
       Hottest Seller

       Mindy Pierce
       Hottest Seller (Honorable Mention)

       Kathleen Johnson
       Hottest Seller
       (Honorable Mention)

       Doreen Erhardt
       Best Custom Front (Text)

       Robin Chaffin
       Best Custom Front(Text)
       (Honorable Mention)

       Pamela Jorgensen
       Best Custom Front (Image)

       Doreen Erhardt
       Best Business Logo Card

       

       Valerie Waters
       Funniest Card
       

       Nobleworks
        Funniest Card (Honorable Mention)
       

       Sharon Dominick
       Funniest Card (Honorable Mention)


       Ron Magnes
       Most Creative Stock Card Creation
       (BigStock)

       Anne Johnson
       Most Creative Stock Card Creation
       (BigStock) Honorable Mention

       Doreen Erhardt
       Rising Star
       

       Barbara Schreiber
       Rising Star Honorable Mention


       Ness Nordberg
        Custom Request
        – Nailed it

       Carol Kearns
        Custom Request
        – Nailed it (Honorable Mention)

       Cisillia Tay
       Custom Request
       Nailed it(Honorable Mention)

       Kate Taylor
       Best Uncommon Card

       Natalie Kinnear
       Best Uncommon Card
       (Honorable Mention)

       Shoaff-Ballanger Studios
        Best Design Challenge
        Submission

       Julia Bryant
        Best Design Challenge
       Submission (Honorable Mention)

       Melinda Pritzel
       Simply Clever
       

       Anne Johnson
       Simply Clever
       (Honorable Mention)

       Lisa Crisafi
       Reviewers' Choice - Fiona

       Natalie Kinnear
       Reviewers' Choice - Ella

       Amy Hadden
       Reviewers' Choice - Mackenzie

       Stephie McCarthy
       Reviewers' Choice - Desiree

       Sandra Rose Designs
       Reviewers' Choice - Phoebe

        Makiko Kimura
       Reviewers' Choice - John

       Kathleen Johnson
       Reviewers' Choice - Catherine

       Sharon Dominick Photography
       Reviewers' Choice - Victor

       Dale Simpson Design
       Reviewers' Choice - Sue

       Lyasya Sinkovski