Tampa, FL, October 2, 2012 – Invitation Consultants, a leading online designer and retailer of invitations, stationery and gifts, has launched their fourth annual search for the country’s freshest and most-talented invitation artists and designers. The contest began on Monday, October 1 and will end on Thursday, November 15. The winners will be announced no later than November 30 on InvitationConsultants.com.
This is the fourth year that Invitation Consultants has held this competition. Last year’s contest received more than 500 entries from designers around the country vying for the prizes, and the opportunity to have their talents seen by Invitation Consultants’ visitors and consumers.
The winners will receive cash prizes: $1,000 for first prize, $500 for 2nd prize and $250 for 3rd prize. The winning designs will also be available for purchase on the Invitation Consultants website, and the designers will receive a commission on each purchase of their work. The first place winner will receive a development deal to create their own line of invitations to be sold on InvitationConsultants.com.
Alongside the Invitation Consultants design team, a judging panel will select the winners. Each year Invitation Consultants seeks out industry experts to judge on creativity, professionalism, originality and marketability. Returning to the panel this year are Sarah Schwartz, Founding Editor of the award-winning Stationery Trends magazine and Jamie Derringer, founder and Editor of Design Milk. Joining Schwartz and Derringer are Cyd Converse, Editor and Creative Director of The Sweetest Occasion; Alyson Brown, graphic designer and Editor of Unruly Things; and Martie Duncan, party planning expert and finalist on this year’s Food Network Star.
“We seek out judges from different industries so that creativity can be judged from different vantage points. Yet what they all have in common is an eye for talent.” said Invitation Consultants CEO Allison De Meulder.
For more information, or to submit an entry to the design contest, please visit http://www.invitationconsultants.com/designcontest
About Invitation Consultants, Inc.
Since 1999, Invitation Consultants’ focus has been fabulous design, impeccable quality, competitive pricing and consumer experience. Invitation Consultants assist customers in selecting, ordering and personalizing wedding invitations, special occasion invitations and announcements, stationery and gifts for every style. The website includes over 10,000 products curated from top designers, leaders in the stationery industry, and the Invitation Consultants in-house design studio. Their passion for paper, commitment to community and love of color have made them a leader in the invitation industry.