JUDGING is the operative word for the November/December issue of Greetings Today as we’re talking about both the National Calendar Awards and the Gift Of The Year competition. Read about editor Tracey Bearton being a judge for both competitions (page 5), there’s also the announcement of the second PaperAwards at January’s Top Drawer (p8) – and an element of judging comes in to the Bestsellers & Trend Forecasts feature (p16) where publishers weigh up what’s gone well this year and the new stuff they’re seeing for the upcoming seasons. We also have our annual focus on Services To The Greetings Industry (p26), Cover Story stars The Art File (p14), Henries Awards (p30), and GCA AGM (p39). Ian Bradley takes up residence as our new permanent columnist (p22), guest columnist Nat Hitchcock reveals what he’s learned over his first year as an independent sales agent (p24). We continue our lovely Window On The World retailers’ spread (p46) and informative On The Line internet and social media column (p12) from Wishes Of Cudworth’s Chris Fox and Cherry Orchard’s Helen Pallen. And there’s plenty more to read from our other great columnists – Philip Downer (p31), John Ryan (p34), and Neil Anthony (p35) ably assisted by Ian Bradley, and Henri Davis (p21) – plus retailers, product info and the news round-up.