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Ohh Deer takes on new artists from competition

Winners picked from over 3,000 entries in greeting card design competition

Greeting card publisher Ohh Deer received over 3,000 entries into its annual Go Card or Go Home greeting card design competition. After whittling this down to a shortlist of 50, the company has picked 13 new designs to add to its portfolio.

One of the winning entries from EMSJ
One of the winning entries from EMSJ

Co-founder and creative director, Jamie Mitchell commented on the judging: “Narrowing 3,000 submissions down is always a mission, but entries that are suitable make themselves known almost immediately. We had each of our designers go through and create their shortlist and when we’d got those on the wall, I went through all 3,000 myself and found some gems that were missed. After that we published the shortlist for people to see and refined it further by sending them to some of our stockists to get feedback. The winners at the end were the designs we thought we could have most impact with, because they either filled a gap in our offering or made us belly laugh”.

The winning artists will join the Ohh Deer range, with the chance to be stocked in the likes of Urban Outfitters, Paperchase, John Lewis, Selfridges, Fenwicks, Scribbler, Waterstones, Tate, ASOS, Foyles, Papersource and many more. The artists receive 20% of the profit from sales.

“What’s great about these competitions is discovering those gems which we wouldn’t normally find,” says Jamie. “We love being able to support artists, whether they’re a hobbyist or a full time artist. If we’re into the work it doesn’t matter!”

See the full list of winners on the Ohh Deer website.

This comes hot on the heels of the publisher’s own winning news, as it won two US Louie greeting card awards with one of its designs winning in the Christmas/Seasonal Humorous $4 dollars and below category, and another in the Valentine’s Day $4 and below category.

Ohh Deer will be showing at PG Live next week (June 6 and 7) on Stand 413.

Pictured at top: Winning entries from: Holly Green, Daniel Rieley and Elenaresko

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