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2018 Graceful Envelope Contest
is in limbo

by Gini Ogle

 

The 2018 competition may not be held. The Washington Calligraphers Guild is discussing how to proceed, given the loss of staff and financial resources because the National Association of Letter Carriers has withdrawn its sponsorship.

View winning envelopes from past years:

2017
2016

2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001

“Scripsit” magazine of past winning envelopes

Themes of past contests


Hannah Holder




2015 Best in Show by Hannah C. Holder






Themes of Past Contests

1995--no theme
1996--Mother's Day or stamp-related
1997--Pushing the Envelope
1998--National Postal Museum's 5th Anniversary
1999--The Beauty in Nature
2000--Significant Events from the Past Century
2001--25th Anniversary of the Washington Calligraphers Guild
OR Celebrating 200 years of Washington as the Nation's Capital
2002--Greetings from America
2003--The Written Word
2004--The Weather
2005--the letter P
2006--A Fine Line
2007--A Mailable Feast
2008--C's the Day
2009--Address the Environment
2010--A Stream of Letters
2011--Time Flies
2012--D-liver D-letter D-sooner D-better (the letter D)
2013--A World of Change
2014--The Superlative Letter S
2015--There's No Place Like Home
2016--Communication
2017--Pushing the Envelope