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09 Jul 2019

PaperAwards set to celebrate the very best of greetings and stationery for 7th season

PaperAwards set to celebrate the very best of greetings and stationery for 7th season
Image: Sidonie Warren, Papersmiths

Call for entities are now open for the PaperAwards 7th edition, with winners to be celebrated at the A/W19 edition of Top Drawer. Supported by G.F Smith, the PaperAwards are set to continue their tradition of recognising and celebrating the very best in design, creativity and innovation across greetings and stationery.

Applications for the PaperAwards are now open for Top Drawer’s A/W19 season. Supported by G.F Smith, the PaperAwards—which, now in its 7th edition, have become a prominent feature within the show—will once again recognise and celebrate the very best in design, creativity and innovation across greetings cards and stationery.

Exhibitors within the show are encouraged to enter their latest products into one of the award’s four categories: Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design, Engaging Print and, for the very first time, Best Stationery Design.

Of the decision to introduce the Best Stationery Design category, Top Drawer Show Director—Alejandra Campos said, “With several stand-out stationery products being submitted across our existing categories in January, we made the decision to recognise their work by announcing winners in this area as a surprise at the show. In response to the great reaction it garnered, it was clear that there needed to be a stronger distinction between our talented greetings and stationery exhibitors within the PaperAwards moving forward. We’re thrilled to welcome stationery exhibitors to submit their work to a dedicated category for the very first time this season, and look forward to seeing what will undoubtedly be fantastic entries for Best Stationery Design.”

One of last season’s winners, Evan Lewis from VENT from Change commented, “The PaperAward at this January’s Top Drawer has catapulted us into the public sphere. Time and again people have referred back to the award as the reason they’ve heard about our range and what we’re up to. The coverage off the back of the award has been incredibly helpful to a start-up like VENT for Change. Journalists, bloggers and buyers have all been drawn to our range as a result.”

Continuing to attract a panel of the highest calibre, this season’s expert judges include:

  • Not on the High Street and Holly & Co – Holly Tucker
  • Heal’s – Emily Dunstan
  • Paperchase – Emma Clooney and Lucy Sumner
  • Selfridges – Eleanor Gregory
  • Oliver Bonas – Molly Park
  • Design Museum – Preena Patel
  • Papersmiths – Sidonie Warren
  • Pencil Me In – Sarah Holmes
  • Fortnum & Mason – Emma Hawkins

Entries for the PaperAwards close on Friday 19th July. More information on how to submit and the full judging list can be found at


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