Virtual Louie Awards Ceremony – July 8th

Hello GCA!

Well, summer is my favorite season of the year. I feel more creative and inspired by nature, summer activities and time with family and friends. It also seems to be the fastest season, as there is so much to do!

I’m looking forward to the 32nd LOUIE Award ceremony, a virtual event again this year that will take place on July 8th at 6:00 pm EST.  I hope you will join us for a celebration of our industry and  how much we’ve all accomplished this year.  The submissions were amazing. Being in the industry for many years, I understand the effort that goes into creating just one new card.  It all the details; the art, copy, lettering, paper stock, finishings, folds and features.  It is interesting to think some cards are developed by a team, other cards, by an individual.  That’s the beauty of our unique and ever-changing community of creatives within our industry.

This year’s event we continue to recognize the best in the industry across holiday and everyday occasions.  And, we added a Trends and Events category as well as special recognition for Illustrator of the Year and Writer of the Year.  You can view the finalists for each category here.

Registration is open now. Please join us for this annual event.

Lastly, it has been a honor to be the LOUIE event Chair these last 2 years. Getting active in the GCA has given me the opportunity to connect with so many people in an industry that I love. I encourage you to think of ways, big and small that you can  participate in the GCA.


My best to all of you, and I’ll “see” you on July 8th



Mary Beth