The Graceful Envelope Contest 2019


Calligraphers everywhere are encouraged to enter the Graceful Envelope Contest. Deadline is March 25, 2019 and there is no entry fee.

This year’s theme: Put Your Stamp On It

This year’s theme celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Graceful Envelope Contest and the 125th anniversary of US commemorative stamps. Your challenge is to create an envelope that commemorates anything of your choosing. To “Put Your Stamp On it,” make sure your submission reflects the use of calligraphy and imaginative use of color and design that have been the hallmarks of the contest. And—of course—incorporate postage stamp (s) into your creation.

The 25th 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 calligraphy, graphic design and postage stamps to enhance your entry. It may be a small canvas, but you are capable of big ideas.”

Download Call for Entries here.
Learn more and view past winning Graceful Envelopes here.

(Above: Gerry Jackson Kerdok’s winning envelope)