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Dash of Inspiration: JUNE 2022 STOCK Design Challenge

June 1, 2022

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What’s life without a little humor? So let’s lighten the spirits this month, shall we?

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Theme: Doctor Humor

Requirements:

  • Choose a doctor related image and pair it with your sense of HUMOR to create a message for ANY suitable category.
  • ONLY Big Stock cards will be accepted in this challenge.
  • Write your own verse, be creative with this will be extremely important in this challenge.
  • The judges will be looking for professional quality text layout, typography placement and font combinations in addition to a unique and captivating message that tells the story of the stock image you choose. Your added value needs to wow the judges!

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Entry Deadline: Thursday, June 30th

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How to Enter: Post the PID (card number) and the URL (public storefront link – please WAIT for the card to be available in the public marketplace, please DO NOT post a link to your Manage Cards area) as a post in the challenge blog. We’ll forward your entry to the jury.

NOTE: Submissions will appear immediately in your Private gallery as they await review.  If approved, the reviewer will move them to the public gallery – they will then become ‘live’ in the marketplace within 24-hours or so just like regular submissions. Be patient and wait.

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Category:

Any category that fits your message and idea. It can be FOR a doctor or simply doctor humor such as my example card below.

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Rules:

  • Submission must meet GCU’s Submission Guidelines and be Approved through the usual Review Cycle. Big Stock creations are automatically identified as Fast Track – please add in the Notes to Reviewer: June Design Challenge Submission here is the link to the blog post: (include THIS blog post URL)
  • Only ONE card per artist per challenge.
  • Submissions must be NEW, no existing designs.
  • Your entry must meet the Challenge Requirements and Theme or it will not be included in the challenge.
  • Big Stock Card Creations ONLY will be accepted.
  • Your designs should differ from those already offered in the categories above to offer shoppers a variety of choices, not more of the same.
  • No BLANK cards will be accepted.

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BLIND Judging: We hope each of you enters every month. Entries are submitted anonymously for judging by the GCU Challenge Jury which means that before and during the challenge, judges do not have any way of knowing what artist is behind each entry. This eliminates any and all concerns with ‘favoritism’. Results will post on the Community Blog. The jury will judge the entries on the following criteria:

  • How well the card meets the Challenge Requirements and Theme.
  • How well the card speaks to the Category the artist chooses for the card submission.
  • Creativity, Execution and Marketability. Your overall ‘added value’ determines this.

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Winners: 1st Place:

  • The winning designer’s card and store will be featured on the GCU Public Blog the blog which customers view and follow.
  • As well as featured on the GCU Public Facebook Page nearly 58,000 followers, now THAT’S exposure!
  • The winning card will be Design of the Day following the announcement of the winners (within 48-hours).

    EXCEPTION: Horizontal (landscape) cards may not be featured as DOD due to GCU Home Page space restrictions. In these cases, GCU will choose a different vertically oriented card from your store to feature as DOD. Thank you for your understanding and apologies for this limitation.

  • The winning card will be added to the Greeting Card Universe Design Challenge Winners Pinterest Board – currently GCU’s Pinterest Page followers: 5.36K!
  • The winning card, should the artist choose, may be referenced in a new series by the winning artist and he/she may Fast Track all cards in the new series (being sure to give the Challenge URL and winning card PID in your Notes to Reviewer for each card in this series).
  • Winning card will be included in a marketing email to over 100,000 customers!
  • GCU will create a Meet the Team board for the winning artist under the Pinterest GCU account where the winning artist will be able to pin and promote her own storefront and all that makes them a unique card designer and one of GCU’s artistic community team member.
  • Winning card will be posted on GCU’s Instagram with 2,000 followers and counting!
  • GCU will create a Meet the Team board for the winning artist under the Pinterest GCU account where the winning artist will be able to pin and promote her own storefront and all that makes them a unique card designer and one of GCU’s artistic community team member.
  • 10 free greeting card credits added to your GCU account. Apply them at checkout and they never expire.
  • A Design Challenge GCU digital award for 2022!

2nd Place:

  • Your submission will be Design of the Day the following week of announcing the Challenge winners (within 7-days).

    EXCEPTION: Horizontal (landscape) cards may not be featured as DOD due to GCU Home Page space restrictions. In these cases, GCU will choose a different vertically oriented card from your store to feature as DOD. Thank you for your understanding and apologies for this limitation.

  • Your card will be added to the Greeting Card Universe Design Challenge Winners Pinterest Board.
  • Winning card will be included in a marketing email to over 100,000 customers!
  • Winning card will be posted on GCU’s Instagram with 2,000 followers and counting!
  • 5 free greeting card credits added to your GCU account. Apply them at checkout and they never expire.
  • A Design Challenge GCU digital award for 2022!

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Tips:

  • Visit all the available tips, tricks and guidelines offered on the Big Stock Creation blog page!
  • You can use this link to get a listing of all doctor categories available on GCU:

https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/shopping/cb.asp?keyword=doctor

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Be inspired to create and learn something new!

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by Doreen Erhardt – Exclusive Creations

7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 10, 2022 8:13 pm

    Hi Doreen!
    Here is our entry for the June doctor themed challenge.

    https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/congratulations-cards/graduation/trade-vocational-career-school/chiropractic/funny-congratulations-on-chiropractic-degree-1735802

    PID #1735802

    Thanks,
    Jay and Susan

  2. Laurie Schneider permalink
    June 14, 2022 11:44 pm

    Hi Doreen, I hope you are having a great summer. We have excessive heat and humidity here. It makes it hard to enjoy the outdoors.
    https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/collections/offthecuffgreetings/reminder-for-yearly-physical-doctor-1736536
    Good luck Jay and Susan! Take care, Laurie

    • June 15, 2022 1:07 am

      Hi Laurie – we’ve had a more mild than normal summer so far, I’ll take it 🙂 Entry received, good luck! BTW, you may want to consider a larger font size in the verse, it’s really hard to read in public large view. Just my opinion. 🙂

      • Laurie Schneider permalink
        June 15, 2022 2:11 am

        Thank you for the pointer, I very much appreciate it. 🙂 I have made it bigger. Take care, Laurie

  3. June 21, 2022 7:58 pm

    Good afternoon, Doreen,
    I hope this finds you well. Here is my entry. Good luck, everybody!
    https://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/collections/offthecuffgreetings/goodbye-to-pediatrician-doctor-dressed-1736946?aid=145102

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