Noted@*Noted Awards

*Noted: The Greeting Card Expo: Virtual May 20 & 21, 2021

Noted@*Noted is where the best new greeting cards are honored.

If you’re exhibiting at Virtual Noted, one entry in Noted@*Noted is included with your booth fee. To keep everything fresh, this year’s entries must have been introduced after January 1, 2021. Please remember that if you have submitted for the LOUIE Awards, you will use the same login information.

Submissions are now closed for the 2021 Noted @ *Noted Awards. If you are chosen as a finalist, you will receive an email over the next few weeks.
Submission Portal

There are ten categories in which you can enter:

  • Best Color Combo Card. Nothing sets a mood like color, and we’re seeking the most alluring examples. Don’t forget to include color or kraft envelopes!
  • Best New Product Line. Show us your new collections for 2021! We are seeking standout illustration and copy, as well as a distinctive cohesion across the range.
  • Retailer – Best Greeting Card Wall or Display. Retailers, this is your chance to show off how you show off greeting cards. Whether your display is on the wall, or totally off the wall, we want to see your creativity!
  • Best Tear-Jerker Card. This special category is reserved for those cards that splendidly capture and share heartfelt emotions during challenging or celebratory moments in life.
  • Best Use of Profanity Card. Some may call these blasphemous, but we’re seeking the true visionaries of this vulgar vein.
  • Most Beautiful Card. Send us your best and brightest dazzlers!
  • Best CoronaCard. The pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives and has been commemorated in cards.
  • Snarkiest Card. Let’s go beyond “ok boomer” to get your most sarcastic offerings (for real!).
  • Best “No Occasion”/”Just Because” Card. There’s always a good reason to send a card, and sometimes that reason is no reason at all.
  • Best Card from a Rookie/Newbie. If you have been in business for two years or less, this is the category for you. Please share your best & brightest performer!



Noted 2021 Exhibitors

Noted exhibitors receive one free entry and may submit up to four additional paid entries for $25 per entry. Noted exhibitors may enter a total of five entries.


Not exhibiting but have some great new cards you’d like to enter? You may submit up to four entries for $30 per entry.

Special thanks to our Judges

We are so excited to welcome our judges, who are listed below:

  • Dan Collier, Daniel Richards Showroom (Atlanta & Dallas), as well as the retail venues Archer Paper Goods (two Atlanta stores, one in Athens, Georgia, one in Dallas and a new one in Charlotte, North Carolina) as well as The Merchant Atlanta (two locations around Atlanta and one in Dallas).
  • Chandra Greer, owner of GREER Chicago, Chicago and online
  • Sarah SchwartzThe Paper Nerd, Beachwood, Ohio
  • Chelsea ShukovSugar Paper, which produces its own luxe wholesale range and also has California stores in Brentwood, Newport Beach, and Marin
  • Audrey WoollenUrbanic Paper Boutique, Venice, California

For more information on our judges, click here.

Questions about the awards? Contact us!