Gifts Today magazine

Stationery Awards 2018 - winners announced!

This year’s judges reviewed some 400 entries covering 11 product categories, plus a new category for ’Good Design’ and their own ’Judges’ Choice’


Judging panel chair, Henri Davis - independent retail consultant and chair of the Giftware Association - commented: 'We have really enjoyed seeing such an interesting cross section of new products being entered and from such a variety of new and established suppliers.

'The judges commented that seeing the products in a judging environment helped them identify products and suppliers to go and talk to that they wouldn’t normally visit – surely having this opportunity to be seen by these buyers and to be showcased at the front of the show is enough of a reason to enter next year.'

The judging panel were: Jo Irons of Bureau Direct, Sidonie Warren, founder at Papersmiths, Simon and Amanda Walker of Cult Pens and Lucy Wilson of Waterstones.


The details of the category winners and commended products are:

Filing
Joint Winners: Flatty Wallet and Compack document holder – JPT Europe

Commended: Mini Moderns document wallet – Portico Designs

Social Stationery
Winner: Green In Bloom Notecards – Laura Stoddart

Commended:
Decoupage Card Kit Freshly Cut Flowers – West Design Products
Fawn Boxed notecards – Portico Designs

Everyday Writing
Winner: Construction Liliput Pen by Troika – Lime Stationery & Art

Commended:
Clarity Fountain Pen – Manuscript Pens
Faber-Castell Grip Fountain Pen 2010 – Stone Marketing

Novelty
Winner: Calendar Stickers – Carpe Diem

Commended:
Teeny Weeny Tape from Legami – Lime Stationery & Art
Cactus Paper Clip by Alice Scott – Portico Designs
Sloth Sticky Notes – West Design
Vajournal – Thames & Hudson

Gift Packaging & Wrap
Winner: Hand tie-dyed gift wrap – Paper Mirchi

Commended:
When Puffins Go Shopping gift wrap book by I like Birds – Quadrille/Hardie Grant
Christmas Wrap - Holly and Mistletoe – Laura Stoddart

Licensed
Winner: Christian Lacroix New York A5 Notebook – Abrams & Chronicle

Commended: Lulu Guinness stickers & labels – Quadrille/Hardie Grant

Diaries, Organisers & Calendars
Winner: New Octagon Collection – Octagon Design

Commended:
Legami Star Diary – Lime Stationery & Art
Palm Springs Desk Pad – Ohh Deer
Birthday Calendar – Laura Stoddart
It’s A Sloth’s Life organiser – West Design Products

Writing Instruments over £25
Winner: Lamy Aion – Lamy

Commended:
Caran D’Ache 849 Nespresso Ballpoint Pen – Stone Marketing
Construction Spectrum – Lime Stationery & Art

Notebooks
Winner: Troika Lilipad and Liliput – Lime Stationery & Art

Commended:
Back Pocket Notebooks – Back Pocket Notebooks
The Celestial Dot Matrix Journal – Peter Pauper Press
Casanova-Fenice-Vivaldi – Gruppo Padovana

Desk Accessories
Winner: Never-Ending Notebook – from Abrams & Chronicle

Commended:
Max 10-NL compact stapler – Lime Stationery & Art
Original Crown Mill Keyboard Notepad – Lime Stationery & Art

Arts & Crafts
Winner: Colour Happy Big Box – Edding UK

Commended:
Tombow Beginners Hand Lettering Set – Stone Marketing
Faber-Castell Starter Hand Lettering Set – West Design
Artline Supreme Brush Marker – Shachihata Europe
Deluxe Modern Calligraphy Set – Manuscript Pen

Good Design
Winner: Back Pocket Notebooks – Back Pocket

Judges’ Choice
Joint Winners:
The Lilipad & Liliput – Lime Stationery & Art
The Octagon Collection – Octagon Design


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