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Publishers celebrate as 2019 awards nominations revealed from record entry

PUBLISHERS are celebrating after the 2019 Henries Awards finalists were announced – with Rosie Made A Thing topping out as their Gin + Frolics range is listed in no less than five categories.

And the public vote also counted with 10 companies nominated for Best Service To The Independent Retailer, where there will again be gold, silver and bronze awards.
More than 14,000 cards, a new record, were entered for this year’s awards, with a panel of 50 retailers, including buyers from Barkers, Card Factory, Clintons, Fenwick, Fortnum & Mason, John Lewis, Moonpig, Paperchase, Sainsbury’s, Scribbler, Tesco, and Waterstones, plus leading independents checking them out on Wednesday, July 31.
They picked six finalists in each of the 18 categories plus the Henry Cole Classic Award for ranges that have stood the test of time – all the nominations are listed below.
The winners will be revealed on October 3, at the Henries Ball with a 100 Years Of Greetings Cards theme to mark the centenary of the Greeting Card Association at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

Henries Awards finalists 2019

Best Service To The Independent Retailer
Cherry Orchard Publishing
International Cards & Gifts
Nigel Quiney Publications
Noel Tatt
Pigment Publications
Second Nature
UK Greetings
Wendy Jones-Blackett
Words ’n’ Wishes
Woodmansterne Publications

The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer or Artist Award
Vici Blenkharn, founder of Artcadia
Mike Davis, founder, Some Ink Nice
Amy Eastland, senior designer, Woodmansterne
Niccy Iseman, founder, Type And Story
Laura Harvey, co-founder, Paper Plane
Louise Mulgrew, founder, Louise Mulgrew Designs

Best Children’s Range
Cherry On Top, Rachel Ellen
Hopscotch, Paperlink
Jamboree, Paper Salad
Juvenile Brights, UK Greetings
Number Ones No1-9, Hello Geronimo
Savannah Parade, Sirocco Design

Best Christmas Counter Range
Christmas Gin+Frolics, Rosie Made A Thing
The Crystal Forest, Five Dollar Shake
Elle Christmas, Belly Button Designs
Festive Floribunda, Dandelion Stationery
Pinata, Redback Cards
SnowFall, Paper Salad

Best Christmas Box or Pack
Luxury Boxed Christmas cards, Wrendale Designs
Luxury Christmas Box, The Art File
Oxfam Christmas Boxed 2019, UK Greetings
Premium Christmas Box, Noel Tatt
Twelve Days Of Christmas, Woodmansterne Publications
Winter Garden, Roger La Borde

Best Traditional Words & Sentiments Range
And Relax, Hallmark
Follow Your Dreams, Hallmark
Hazy Days, Paper Rose
Love & Laughter, Paperlink
Month You Were Born, IC&G
Signature, Jonny Javelin

Best Contemporary Words & Sentiments Range
Cherished, Lagom Design
Cloud Nine, Redback Cards
Quotish, Brainbox Candy
Small Card Collection, Old English Company
Terrific Humans by Veronica Dearly, Cath Tate Cards
Words of Wisdom, Dandelion Stationery

Best Contemporary Trend Range
Artisan, Paper Rose
Jamboree, Paper Salad
Letterpress Collection, Artcadia
Mirror Mirror, Hotchpotch
Shine, Redback Cards
You Earned It, Ohh Deer

Best Handmade or Hand-Finished Range
Coralie, Avocado Designs
Jewellery Cards, Crumble & Core
Message In A Bottle Pop-Up Collection, Alljoy Design
Modern Missy, Tache Crafts
Pencil Shavings Cards, Ruth Jackson
Piccolo, Rachel Ellen Designs

Best Photographic Range
Animalyser, Really Good
Comedy Wildlife, UK Greetings
Pebbles Series 1, Pebbles On The Beach Of Life
Pixel, Paperlink
Travelogue, The Art Group
Wavelength, Icon

Best Humour Range
A Bit More Mungo & Shoddy, Tillovision
Cloud Nine, Redback Cards
Gin+Frolics, Rosie Made A Thing
Jeffrey & Janice, Bold & Bright
Life of Max, Ling Design
Twin Pines, Ohh Deer

Best Art Range
Capri, Meraki
David Shrigley, Brainbox Candy
Landmarks, I Drew This
Maya Stepien, Lagom Design
Scissors Paper Tree, Roger La Borde
Wild Cards, Penguin Ink

Best Licensed Range
Baby Shark, Danilo
Disney Faces, UK Greetings
The Happy News, Pigment
Haynes, Emotional Rescue
Original Stormtrooper, Rocket 68
Quentin Blake Classic, Woodmansterne Publications

Best Giftwrappings Range
The Art File Wrapping Collection, The Art File
Brush & Moon, Soul
Giftwraps, Lorna Syson
Kelly Hyatt Collection, Lagom Design
Paper Salad, Glick
Wrapped Up, Sally Scaffardi Design

Best Male Range
Country Gent by Definition, Toasted Crumpet
Gin+Frolics, Rosie Made A Thing
It Rocks, Molly Mae
Only Bloking, Sally Scaffardi Design
Pitch Black, Louise Tiler Designs
Scribble, Stop The Clock Design
Zephyr, Think Of Me

Best Wholesale Range
All That Sparkles, Simon Elvin
Endless Love, Sensations
Everyday & Relations, Out Of The Blue Studios
Isabel’s Garden, Simon Elvin
Male Everyday, BGC Studios
Panache, Regal Publishing

Best Relations & Occasions Range
Furry Friends, Louise Mulgrew Designs
Gin+Frolics, Rosie Made A Thing
Jumbo Jamboree, Paper Salad
Lemonade, Hotchpotch
Never Stop Chasing Rainbows, Five Dollar Shake
Words Of Wisdom, Dandelion Stationery

Best Spring Seasons Range
Father’s Day Collection, Ohh Deer
Gin+Frolics Mother’s Day, Rosie Made A Thing
Hey Fresco Mother’s Day, Wendy Jones-Blackett
Jamboree Easter, Paper Salad
Kindred Valentine’s Day Collection, UK Greetings
Love Letters, Janie Wilson

Best Cute Range
Bow Tie, Apple & Clover
Hopscotch, Paperlink
Mixed Cute, Hole In My Pocket
Tickertape Parade, Stop The Clock Design
Tiny Sparkles, Louise Tiler Designs
The Wildlife, Ling Design

The Henry Cole Classic Award
The Bottomline, Paperlink
Fleet Street, Pigment
Ink Press, The Art File
Photocaptions, Cath Tate Cards
Quicksilver, Wendy Jones-Blackett
Swing Cards, Santoro

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