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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

  • The card must have been marketed or sold in the U.S. between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016.
  • The card must come from a run of 200 or more. For Invitations, Announcements, and Photo Cards, it must come from a run of 50 or more.
  • No samples or prototypes may be submitted for judging.
  • No cards that have been entered in previous years may be re-entered, except for cards submitted for Rising Star.

CATEGORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • For a category to remain open, there must be a minimum of seven total entries from four different companies.

RISING STAR REQUIREMENTS:

  • The company must be in business for three years or less.
  • The company must have launched on or after January 1, 2014, to be eligible.
  • Entrants must submit five cards so that judges can evaluate the collection as a whole.
  • Entrants will only be charged one entry fee.

BIRTHDAY - SMALL COMPANY CATEGORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • The company must have five or fewer employees
  • Must be a birthday card
  • This category is not divided by price point

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