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Call for retailers to help choose Top Drawer winners as finalists announced

 

RETAILERS and the greetings industry are being asked to help celebrate design, creativity and innovation by voting for their favourites among the just-announced finalists for this season’s PaperAwards.

Supported by G.F Smith, there are now four categories – Exciting Use Of Colour, Emotive Design, Engaging Print and the new Best Stationery Design – with the winners to be displayed at the autumn-winter edition of the show, which runs from September 8-10 at Olympia in London.
Taking place for the seventh time, the PaperAwards entries once again impressed the prestigious list of retail industry judges, from department stores, High Street staples and indies, so much it was decided to increase the number of shortlisted entries per category from six to seven.
Top Drawer show director Alejandra Campos said: “The PaperAwards have become a highly respected and effective initiative to recognise and support incredible publishers and designers, giving them exposure to the very best retailers at the show, as well as through our marketing and communication channels.
“The entries this season were some of our most exciting yet and I’m thrilled for retailers to see the Greetings & Stationery offer at the show this September.”
All greetings and stationery exhibitors were eligible to enter the awards, and the shortlisted finalists are:

Exciting Use Of Colour
1973
Alphablots
Archivist
Ola
Paper Plane
Poet & Painter
Stormy Knight

Emotive Design
1973
Artcadia
Cut & Make
Deadpan
Rifle Paper Co
Old English Co
Stormy Knight

Engaging Print
1973
Cut & Make
Made By Shannon
Ola
Pavillion
Wanderlust
UWP

Best Stationery Design
Ola
Paper Plane
Portico Design
Rama
Rifle Paper Co
Text From A Friend
UWP

Members of the retail industry are now asked to vote for their favourites here (www.topdrawer.co.uk/paperawards) with winners to be announced prior to the show.
All finalists will have their work showcased in the Greetings & Stationery area at Top Drawer AW19, and each of the four winner will receive a prize worth more than £1,000, including £50 worth of free paper from G.F Smith on any order of £50 or over; marketing help with a two-month PressLoft free trial worth £750; HR resources worth £250, and a 25 per cent discount on print solutions with Century Studios.
This season’s retailer judging panel comprised Emma Hawkins, Fortnum & Mason; Sidonie Warren, PaperSmiths; Preena Patel, Design Museum; David Hicks, Really Good; Jenny Wingfield and Olivia Davies, Search & Rescue; Fran Webberley and Craig Kilmartin, Five & Dime; Linda Hamrin Tait and Deborah Belton, Other Letters; Henri Davis, independent retail advisor; Claire Quinn and Jenna Brasier, Waterstones; Samantha Gibbs, Nest; Rheanna Lingham, Luna & Curious; Sarah Holmes, Pencil Me In; Emma Clooney and Lucy Sumner, Paperchase; Emily Dunstan, Heal’s; Eleanor Gregory, Selfridges; Tiffa Easmon George, Gift; Molly Park, Oliver Bonas; Audrey Woollen, Urbanic; Holly Tucker, Notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co; Mark Janson Smith, Postmark Online, and Lisa Valentine, Lisa Valentine Home.


www.topdrawer.co.uk


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