May 20-23, 2018 Javits Center, NYC
Stationery, Distinctive gifts & creative pursuits

Design Our Valentines


The NSS invited its 2018 exhibitors to submit their original Valentine-themed card designs in our 2nd annual “Design Our Valentines” contest.

We are pleased to announced the winners and finalists of this year’s competition.  Each design is new for Valentine’s Day 2018 and shoppers will fall in love with them all!

Continue falling in love at the National Stationery Show this May. Register by February 14 using promo code BeMyValentine2018 for a chance to win one of five $100 American Express® Gift Cards! In just a few short months, you’ll find a show brimming with innovative designs and tantalizing products from 750 exhibiting artists and brands. That’s worth celebrating each day of the year.

* For purposes of entering the “NSS Sweet Treat Giveaway”, you must register by February 14, and attend the NSS, May 20-23, 2018, with a valid attendee badge. Winners will be notified on or about February 21, 2018. One prize per winner. See the official rules here.


CATEGORY#1: TRADITIONAL GENRE

This category is for Valentine’s Day-themed greeting card art, design, graphics and editorial direction that is wholesome, vintage, tender, romantic, serious or conservative. Limit one entry per designer/company per category.

(Pictured counterclockwise) 2018 Winner: JooJoo Paper “Happily in Love” | 2018 Finalists:  ilootpaperie “Llama Love You Forever” | Big Wheel Press “Love You So Much”


CATEGORY #2: CONTEMPORARY GENRE

This category is for Valentine’s Day-themed greeting card art, design, graphics and editorial direction that is current, modern, on trend, hip, fun, humorous, bold, sarcastic or snarky. Limit one entry per designer/company per category.

(Pictured counterclockwise) 2018 Winner: OXHIP Studio “I Want You Baaaaad” | 2018 Finalists: Boss Dotty Paper Co. “Heart Pockets”| Leadfeather Creative “Alo(v)e You”


NEW FOR 2018! CATEGORY #3: WE LOVE THE NSS

Let your creativity run wild! This category is for Valentine’s Day-themed greeting card art, design, graphics and editorial direction that incorporates the NSS as part of your original design. Your design may include the NSS logo or can reference “NSS” as part of the design. Limit one entry per designer/company per category.

(Pictured counterclockwise) 2018 Winner: Elm Paper “Pink Watercolour Heart” | 2018 Finalists: Good Juju Ink “NSS Snail Mail” | Halifax Paper Hearts “Call Me Old Fashioned”

 


WINNER/FINALIST SELECTIONS AND MORE INFORMATION:

Beginning December 19:

  • 1 winner and 2 finalists in each category will be selected by NSS show team
  • Winners and finalists notified

PRIZES:

A winning design in each category will be:

  • Included in a direct mail promotion to NSS pre-registrants and prospective attendees prior to Valentine’s Day, 2018
  • Featured on www.nationalstationeryshow.com as a winning design
  • Included in an email promotion to pre-registrants and prospective attendees

Two finalists in each category will be featured on:

Official Rules

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