GCA Announces 24th Annual LOUIE Award Winners
Posted on July 4, 2012
The Greeting Card Association (GCA) announced the the 24th Annual LOUIE finalists and winners in 54 different categories at a special gala event at Espace on 42nd St. in Manhattan on May 20th.The Card of the Year in the Above $3.50 category was first-time LOUIE entrant Maginating's bacon and egg card (pictured above). The card was also the winner of the Romantic Occasions Above $3.50 category. Blue Ribbon judge and next year's LOUIE chair, Monika Brandrup from Up With Paper, said in a statement, "The quality of the luxurious heavyweight cotton stock, beautifully letter-pressed, and topped off with smart design, captures the simple pleasures in daily life, all in one neat little card."
In the $3.50 or less category, the Card of the Year winner was an Ecka & Pecka card (pictured below), designed by Amy Smyth, that exemplifies the joy and humor in welcoming a newborn baby. Brandrup says, "This card just simply gives you a feel-good, warm and fuzzy feeling all over."
You can see a list of the winners in each category here. A list with card images can be found here.