2019 LOUIE Awards Celebration – Speakeasy
The annual LOUIE Awards program has been honoring the best cards in the industry for 30 years.
The Greeting Card Association (GCA) announced the winners of its 2019 “LOUIE Awards,” the International Greeting Card Awards Competition, at the 30th annual celebration on Sunday, May 19th. The event was held in conjunction with the inaugural Noted: The Greeting Card Expo.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the LOUIE Awards, the celebration was moved from its usual location in downtown NYC to booming Brooklyn. Benefitting from a fresh new venue (26 Bridge) and a brand-new show (Noted), this year’s LOUIEs event was a welcome mix of fresh new faces and familiar industry friends.
The evening’s highest honors went to: Calypso Cards (Card of the Year, $4 and Below) and UWP Luxe (Card of the Year, Above $4.00). It was also announced that Quilling Cards was honored with the 2019 Judge’s Award for Excellence. And finally, Texas-based KB Paperie was named the 2019 “Rising Star.” A complete list of the 2019 LOUIE Award winners is available now here. The winning cards were also on display at Noted: The Greeting Card Expo through the end of the event.