Top Drawer

A/W, 9—11 September 2018 | Olympia London

| S/S, 13—15 January 2019

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PaperAwards S/S18

Celebrating design, innovation and creativity within Greetings & Stationery


Meet the judges 
Our panel of judges is made up of industry leaders and retail experts.


Holly Tucker

Co-Founder of and Holly & Co

Jess Sims

Marketing Manager - West Elm

Geraldine James 

Buying Manager - Selfridges

Audrey Wollen 

Founder - Urbanic Paper Boutique

Janet Stevens

Paper Consultant - G.F Smith 

Mark Jessett         

Paper Consultant - G.F Smith 

Abigail Warner 

Owner & Founder of Abigail Warner & PaperFest    

Alejandra Campos

Event Director - Top Drawer

David Hicks 

Founder, Really Good 

Neil Whittington     

Founder - Present and Correct 

Lucy Edmonds 

Founder - Quill 

Emma Hawkins

Fortnum & Mason 

The Categories

Not sure which category your design belongs to? Explore our categories...

If your design use colours to help tell the story of your range apply for  "Exciting use of Colour".

Use of colour, lines, shapes, form, texture and light in your designs is what defines an "Emotive Design".

There are many creative ways in which you can use print to translate your design - apply to the "Engaging Print" category.

Please note that you can enter more than one category, however, you may only be shortlisted for one category.


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Applications are now closed

Why Enter

  • The winner of each category will receive a prize worth £1,000 including printing, supplies and expert advice
  • Finalists and winners will have their work featured at the heart of the Greetings & Stationery area of the show
  • All finalists will be selected by an expert and influential judging panel
  • In each category will be put forward to the industry, giving you excellent media coverage 
  • Finalists and winners will be promoted before, during and after the show across our marketing platforms.


Please note, there is no cost involved or limit to your entries, however you may only be shortlisted for one category. Applications will only be valid on receipt of your entry form, product images and samples via post. 

How to Apply

  • Complete the application form 
  • Once completed, email us back with product images and supporting documents to
  • Post samples of your cards to: 
    FAO: Top Drawer / PaperAwardsSS18
    Clarion Events, Bedford House,
    Fulham Green,
    69-79 Fulham High Street, 
    SW6 3JW, 
    United Kingdom



ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED. Applications received after this date will not be counted. For more information about this section, please contact a member of the team.

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