The Gallery Collection, a leading publisher of personalized greeting cards, is proud to announce the winner of its 6thAnnual Create-A-Greeting-Card scholarship contest. Kathy Zhou of Philadelphia, PA will receive this year's $10,000 award for her submission. In addition to a personal scholarship, the University of Pennsylvania, Kathy's school, will receive a $1,000 prize.
Kathy's winning entry makes use of typography design and words that evoke the holiday spirit, such as "Merry Christmas," "family," "cheer," and "hot chocolate," to form a beautiful holly-adorned red ornament. Her word art design beat thousands of other entrants to be crowned this year's winner. Kathy's design and all of the 2012 finalists can be viewed on the Greeting Cards Winners and Finalists page on The Gallery Collection website along with previous years' winners.
Kathy, a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, studies Computer Science with a minor in Design. She plans to use her scholarship money to continue her education and pursue a career as a Web Designer or User Interface Designer. "This will be fantastic for my education. Tuition has gone higher year after year and what I do every year is look for outside scholarships. The fact that this one single scholarship was $10,000 helps so much towards my tuition. It's amazing. It's fantastic what you guys do." She continued, "If you have a passion and something to say, then anyone can create some really beautiful and meaningful things."
This marks the sixth consecutive year The Gallery Collection has hosted a greeting card design contest. High school and college students 14 years of age or older can submit original photos, paintings, drawings, and graphic designs to be considered for the front of a greeting card. Thousands of entries are judged based on overall aesthetic appeal, quality of execution, creativity, and suitability as a Gallery Collection greeting card until one winning design is chosen in March. The lucky winner receives a $10,000 scholarship, as well as having his or her design made into an actual greeting card to be added to The Gallery Collection's extensive line.