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Exposure and Visibility!


  • Get your cards seen - All submissions are reviewed by our judges panel that is made up of buyers, retailers, members of the press, sales reps and others looking for the best new cards in the industry.
    • Expose your designs to prestigious retail judges from Paper SourceBarnes & Noble, and more.
    • Paper Source guarantees at least one purchase order for a winning card.
    • Finalists will be announced at *Noted in front of hundreds of retailers.
    • GCA Marketplace will showcase Louie finalists and winners with direct links to buy.
    • Awards ceremony takes place at the Atlanta Market in July, with winning cards on display.
    • Faire will highlight Louie history with a landing page celebrating past winners and cards earning 2021’s top honors.
    • A digital Winner’s Kit will be available to help you promote your Louie-winning designs.


  • Learn where you stand - Applicants will receive access to the final scores for each entry as well as any comments from judges.


  • Be a part of the GCA Expo - Cards that advance to the finalist round will be prominently displayed at the LOUIEs display. 


  • Go social - All finalist cards will be showcased on the LOUIEs and GCA social media accounts.


  • Get into inboxes - Finalists will also be highlighted in our weekly emails.


  • Live on forever - Images of all finalists and winners will remain archived on the GCA site.