EARTH DAY DESIGN CONTEST: LET THE VOTING BEGIN!
We reached out to the creative community requesting their inspired interpretations of nature for our Earth Day Design Contest. The submissions are in, now let the voting begin.
Which are the patterns you find so beautiful you'd want to wrap your gifts in them all year long? You, all your friends, and the public-at-large is invited to vote between April 15-29. Winners will be announced on May 1. We know it's hard to pick just one, so name your top three favs. (And hey, there's a little something in it for you, too.)
News of the contest spread far and wide, we heard from artists from the England, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Argentina, Colombia, Hawai‘i and across the continental US. For a closer look at each of the 34 submissions, complete with the artists' comments, read on.
As we did last year, we pledged a $10 donation to Earth Day Network for each entry, to help plant trees and continue their important work of supporting environmental education across the globe. We love their tree-planting campaign, The Canopy Project, and awesome Green Schools Project. We are thrilled to write this check to the nonprofit organization that's a driving force behind Earth Day every year.
To do good near and far, we gave the designers the opportunity to name a local environmental charity of their choice to receive 5% of online sales if their pattern wins the contest and goes to print. Let's see what they came up with.
EARTH DAY DESIGN CONTEST - 2016 SUBMISSIONS:
Eco-friendly and adorably chic, Wrappily uses neighborhood newspaper presses to print great patterns on 100% recyclable and compostable newsprint—an answer to the millions of tons of trash attributed to wrapping paper every year. This smart, new take on wrapping paper is an idea who's time has come. Our founder set out on her mission to green-up giving in 2013, a journey filled with marvelously talented people who are creating amazing patterns for our wrapping paper. After all, we believe in beautifully wrapped gifts, but not at the expense of the environment.