2022 Noted@*Noted Awards Open for Entries Today

January 14, (Denver, CO) – The Greeting Card Association’s Noted@*Noted Product Awards open for entries today. The fourth edition of this highly competitive design competition highlights the most outstanding new card releases of the year … and unlike the previous two editions of the awards, those for 2022 will be announced and celebrated live and in person at *Noted: The Greeting Card Expo on April 28-29 in San Francisco’s vibrant Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. *Noted is the only U.S. event created by the greeting card industry, for the greeting card industry. This year’s *Noted will be co-located with SF NOW, offering brands, makers, and artisans an all-in-one tactile boutique setting to meet buyers, celebrate creativity, and tell their stories.

All greeting cards entered into the Noted@*Noted Awards must have been released after January 1, 2022, making the competition the first chance of the year to celebrate the freshest greeting cards, hot off the press! Maker eligibility, categories, and entry requirements are updated annually to reflect industry trends.

“We are excited to bring *Noted back in person in 2022, and to co-locate with Emerald X as they launch SF NOW,” says Nora Weiser, GCA Executive Director. “Noted@*Noted recognizes makers for their creativity, and gives buyers a chance to see the newest designs and trends in greeting cards.

Judges for this year’s competition represent a range of industry leaders:

Dan Collier, Daniel Richards Showroom (Atlanta & Dallas), as well as the retail venues Archer Paper Goods and The Merchant Atlanta.

Chandra Greer, owner of GREER Chicago, Illinois

Sarah Schwartz, The Paper Nerd, Beachwood, Ohio

Chelsea Shukov, Sugar Paper, which produces its own luxe wholesale range and also has California stores in Brentwood, Newport Beach, and Marin

Audrey Woollen, Urbanic Paper Boutique, Venice, California

The deadline for Noted@*Noted submissions is March 11, 2022. *Noted exhibitors get their first entry free and then pay $25 each four up to four additional entries, for a maximum of five. GCA members who are not exhibiting at *Noted, but who sell through the GCA Marketplace, GCA’s online B2B platform, may submit up to four entries for $30 each. Each maker can only submit one entry per category and may enter each card just once.

The first round of judging will be conducted online; all finalists will then be asked to send in samples for the second round of judging. Finalists and winners will be displayed in a dedicated area at *Noted, and winners will be announced on the opening day!

Questions about entering? Email Sarah Schwartz at Sarah@thepapernerd.com.


About the Greeting Card Association:

Founded in 1941, The Greeting Card Association (GCA) is the non-profit U.S. trade association serving the greeting card and social expressions industry. GCA represents nearly 200 American and international publishers and industry partners by promoting the tradition of sending greeting cards, helping members grow their businesses, recognizing creativity, and serving the industry and citizen mailer as a voice for media, leadership, and advocacy on industry issues. www.greetingcard.org


Contact: Nora Weiser
Executive Director