The Graceful Envelope Contest 2018


Calligraphers everywhere are encouraged to enter the Graceful Envelope Contest. Deadline is March 26, 2018 and there is no entry fee. 

This year’s theme: Whatever the Weather

There’s always something to say about the weather. From severe storms to sowing crops to using the sun and wind for renewable energy, the weather affects everyone. Summon a brainstorm to capture what’s outside your window—or outside the box—and design a winning envelope!

The 24th annual Graceful Envelope Contest, conducted by the Washington Calligraphers Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers, urges artists to “find new ways to use hand lettering, graphic design and postage stamps to enhance your entry. It may be a small canvas, but you are capable of big ideas.”

Learn more and view past winning Graceful Envelopes at:

(Above: Kathy Barker’s 2017 winning envelope)