50 Retail Buyers Choose the 2019 Henries Finalists

It’s that time of year again! The Henries Finalists for 2019 have been announced.

The Henries Awards is an annual ceremony organised by industry magazine Progressive Greetings to highlight the year’s best new card designs. At its heart the event shows the wealth of talent, creativity and innovation that can be found within the industry.

This year, the competition saw well over 14,000 entries submitted by more than 200 publishers; a record number of entries for the competition.

Jakki Brown, editor and co-owner of Progressive Greetings commented:

“Reaching the finals against such world-beating competition is a real feat – testament to the abundant creativity within our industry.”

From all those entries a small group were chosen as this year’s finalists. Congratulations to them all!

Here’s the list of finalists in full:

The Henries 2019 Product Finalists

The Lynn Tait Most Promising Young Designer or Artist Award

Vici Blenkharn, founder of Artcadia
Mike Davis, founder of Some Ink Nice
Amy Eastland, senior designer of Woodmansterne
Niccy Iseman, founder of Type and Story
Laura Harvey, co-founder of Paper Plane
Louise Mulgrew, founder of Louise Mulgrew Designs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Photographic Range
Animalyser from Really Good
Comedy Wildlife from UK Greetings
Pebbles Series 1 from Pebbles on the Beach of Life
Pixel from Paperlink
Travelogue from The Art Group
Wavelength from Icon

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

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

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

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

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

Best Wholesale Range
All That Sparkles from Simon Elvin
Endless Love from Sensations
Everyday and Relations from Out of the Blue Studios
Isabel’s Garden from Simon Elvin
Male Everyday from BGC Studios
Panache from Regal Publishing

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

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

Best Cute Range
Bow Tie from Apple and Clover
Hopscotch from Paperlink
Mixed Cute from Hole in My Pocket
Tickertape Parade from Stop the Clock Design
Tiny Sparkle from Louise Tiler Designs
The Wildlife from Ling Design

From this list of finalists, the winners of all the award categories will be revealed at the Henries Ball.

This year the celebration will adopt the theme of ‘100 Years of Greeting Cards’, in recognition of the Greeting Card Association’s centenary year.

For more information on the awards please visit the Henries Awards official website.

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