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The most voted for designs.
design winner
Hollywood Star
by Nicole D.
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the challenge

The Challenge


They say a single photo speaks a thousand words, and our latest challenge is all about that! Give people the freedom of adding that extra bit of personality or a great memory to their birthday invitations, whether for themselves or for a loved one. Let the photo speak for itself: think simple, clean and easily  customisable designs. The invitations should include appropriate imagery and typography and be suitable for an adult’s birthday. For this design challenge, just design 2x invitations using the guidelines provided: the rest is up to your imagination!

Entries close: 02/05/2018


Challenge guidelines 

- Work off templates found in the designer kit

- Images must be licensed or your own photography

- Do not include foil over the image

- Save files as high quality JPEGs for submission

Download the designer kit for more details


Required cards;

- 2x Adult Birthday Photo Cards

How to enter;

- Download the designer kit and follow it’s instructions

- Submit your designs through the design challenge page

- You will be notified when voting opens

- Support other creatives by voting on their designs


Judging Criteria: 

The winners and runners up are a mixture of public voting and the Paperlust judging team. The top five public voted designs will be assessed by the Paperlust creative and design team on the criteria of design quality, response to brief, technical considerations and saleability.


 The Winners receive:

- 1st place will receive 15% commission on every sale for an entire year and professional photography of their designs

- 2nd & 3rd places will receive 12% commission on every sale for an entire year 

- Runner up designs (if selected) will be listed on Paperlust for sale as featured designs (receiving 8% commission on every sale)

Need Help?

Designer FAQs

- Email

- Inspiration; Pinterest boards 



Submissions Open - 17/04/2018

Closed for Submissions - 02/05/2018

Voting Opens - 03/05/2018

Voting Closes - 17/05/2018

runners up

Designs that got loads of support and votes, and will be listed for sale on Paperlust...
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design winner
Elegant Minimalist Birthday Invitation
by Jesse Iskander
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design winner
Instant Selfie
by Emma-Maree Hughes
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