A Full Run-Down of Who Won What at the Henries Awards 2016.

The winners of the Henries Awards 2016 were recently announced at the Lancaster London Hotel. Now in it’s 21st year the Henries Awards aims to celebrate the best and brightest of the UK greetings card industry. In case you’ve missed the news (and for our international friends) I’m delighted to share a run-down of this year’s finalists and winners.

The 2016 Henries Awards Winners


Most Promising Young Designer Or Artist

Sponsored by Paperchase 


Elliott Bennett, designer of Hearts Designs
Rebecca Crouch, founder and creative director of Raspberry Blossom
Sarah Knight, founder and designer of Stormy Knight
Emma Pearce, senior designer for Hotchpotch
Louise Tiler, founder and designer of Louise Tiler

2016 Winner: Sara Miller.


Best Cute Range

Sponsored by Offset Productions


Cuckoo from Paper Bird Publishing
Hannah Pontin: Doodle & Block from ArtPress
Mischief from I Drew This
Quackers from Stop The Clock Design
Toby Little Dude from The Art Group

2016 Winner: Sausage Dog from Sooshichacha


Best Contemporary Trend Range

Sponsored by National Stationery Show


Aquarelle from Ling Design
Aries from Meraki
Charmed from YTR Design
Facematts from Brainbox Candy
Sara Miller London from The Art File

2016 Winner:Tropicana from Second Nature


Best Humorous Range

Sponsored by Antalis


Etched from Pigment
Good Things from Redback Cards
Just Saying from Paperlink
Mungo & Shoddy from Tillovision
Scribbles from Hallmark

2016 Winner: Gin + Frolics from Rosie Made A Thing


Best Art Range

Sponsored by Top Drawer


Jewels from Bug Art
Sara Miller London from The Art File
Stick and Stitch from Catherine Kleeli
The Thing About Dogs from Pigment
Wild Life Botanical from Lola Design

2016 Winner: Landmarks from I Drew This


Best Handmade or Hand-finished Range

Sponsored by Regent Envelopes


Extended Scrabbley Neons from Bexy Boo
Glitter Dogs + Cats from English Graphics
Paper Diamonds Deluxe from Wendy Jones-Blackett
Say It With Lace from Image Plus
Veneer from Cinnamon Aitch

2016 Winner: Silver Leaf from Janie Wilson


Best Traditional Words or Sentiments Range

Sponsored by Solutions Polska


Essence from IC&G
Heartfelt from Ling Design
Letterpress from Words ‘n’ Wishes
Velvet from Jonny Javelin
Wishes from The Original Poster Company

2016 Winner: Gibson Core Line from UK Greetings


Best Contemporary Words or Sentiments Range

Sponsored by Enveco/Envelopes Plus


Flora from Stop The Clock Design
Mad Dots from Hearts Designs
On The Cards from The Art Group
Simply Quotes from Rambling Mansion
Velvet Ink from Clare Maddicott Publications

2016 Winner: Words of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery


Best Male Range

Sponsored by The Imaging Centre


Black Lines from Stop The Clock Design
Bomicks from Ivorymint
Gold Gentlemen from Louise Tiler
Look And Learn from Cath Tate Cards
Manochrome from Noel Tatt

2016 Winner: Geronimo from The Art File


Best Children’s Range

Sponsored by Loxleys UK


Children’s Range from Sooshichacha
The Happy Birthday Range from Laura Skilbeck
Kiddiwinks from Think Of Me
Scribbles from Rachel Ellen Designs
Sugar and Spice from Janie Wilson

2016 Winner: Facematt Funimals from Brainbox Candy


Best Wholesale Range

Sponsored by LB Warehousing


Crème Brulee from BGC Studios
Hebe’s Garden from Hambledon Studios
Opacity from Xpress Yourself
Prelude Wedding Collection from BGC Studios
Trinkets from Simon Elvin

2016 Winner: Gold Female Contemporary from Hambledon Studios


Best Occasions or Relations Range

Sponsored by Fedrigoni


Cherished Mini-Cards from Lagom Design
Gemma Correll Collection from Ohh Deer
Jaz&Baz from Portfolio
Mimosa from Paperlink
Sassafras Occasions from Cardmix

2016 Winner: Paper Diamonds Deluxe from Wendy Jones-Blacke


Best Photographic Range

Sponsored by Spring Fair and Autumn Fair


Alicia Bock from Lagom Design
Life Is Sweet from Icon
Loose Leashes from Woodmansterne
Take A View from UK Greetings
Winter from Mine Osman

2016 Winner: 1000 Words from U Studio


Best Licensed Card Range

Sponsored by Skeet Print


Disney Originals from UK Greetings
Happy Jackson from Pigment
Off The Leash from Cardmix
PAW Patrol from Danilo
Quentin Blake from Woodmansterne

2016 Winner: Star Wars: The Force Awakens from Hallmark


Best Giftwrappings Collection

Sponsored by Progressive Greetings Live


Birds of Paradise from Artebene
Cornflower Giftbags from Cinnamon Aitch
Platinum Male Collection from Belly Button Bubble
Sara Miller London from Penny Kennedy
Summer Tropical from Deva Designs

2016 Winner: Neon Revolution from Glick


Best Spring Seasons Range

Sponsored by GF Smith


Alice Scott Mother’s Day from Pigment
Colourful Captions Valentine’s Day from Tache Crafts
Grin & Tonic Father’s Day from Brainbox Candy
Paloma Mother’s Day from Belly Button Designs
The Pigment Collection Easter from Laura Darrington
Pretty Things Mother’s Day from Paper Salad

2016 Winner: Love You More Valentine’s Day from Stop The Clock Design


Best Christmas Box or Pack

Sponsored by Gould Paper Sales UK ltd


Art House – Paper House from The Great British Card Company (GBCC)
Boots 2016 Christmas Boxed Cards from UK Greetings
A Christmas Cracker from Wrendale Designs
Dear To Me Xmas Boxes from Dear To Me Studio
Deer Box from Woodmansterne

2016 Winner: Paloma from Belly Button Designs


Best Christmas Counter Cards Range

Sponsored by Windles


Christmas Sparkle On Clay from English Graphics
Jaz&Baz from Portfolio
Festive from Designed by Mrs Lovesy
Moonbeams and Magic from Five Dollar Shake
Traditional Christmas from UK Greetings

2016 Winner: Christmas Keepsakes from Rachel Ellen Designs


The Henry Cole Classic Award

Sponsored by The Sherwood Press


Bottomline from Paperlink
Drama Queen from Cardmix
Edward Monkton from Really Good
Pizazz from Nigel Quiney Publications

2016 Winner: Rainbow from Ling Design


Best Service To The Independent Retailer

Sponsored by Cardgains


Abacus Cards
Cherry Orchard
Jonny Javelin
Nigel Quiney
Second Nature
Words n Wishes

2016 Winners: International Cards and Gifts (Gold Award); Noel Tatt (Silver Award) and UK Greetings (Bronze Award)


Honorary Achievement Award

Sponsored by Soundtech

2016 Winner: Gary Rowley, managing director of UK Greetings


Find out more about the Henries Awards 2016 Winners

To find out more about the Henries Awards 2016 visit the Henries Awards website. The awards will open again in June 2017 for next year’s entrants.