Finalists for this Season’s PaperAwards  Unveiled by TopDrawer Organisers

Top Drawer have recently announced the finalists for this Autumn’s PaperAwards AW19.

Held twice a year at the Top Drawer’s Spring and Autumn shows, the awards celebrate design, creativity and innovation within the Greetings & Stationery industry.

Supported by G.F Smith, the AW19 PaperAwards winners will be to be on display at the September edition of the show.

Top Drawer Show Director, Alejandra Campos commented

“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 exciting Greetings & Stationery offer at the show this September.”

PaperAwards Categories

The A/W2019 PaperAwards seek the best stationery designs in 4 categories: 

  • Exciting Use of Colour
  • Emotive Design
  • Engaging Print
  • Best Stationery Design – a new addition for this Autumn’s show.

The Shortlist

For the PaperAwards 7th outing the number of finalists shortlisted for each category has increased from 6 to 7 companies; An indication of the quality of this Autumn’s entries, which once again made a favourable impression with the panel of judges.

Here are the companies that are in the running for winning each category.

Exciting Use of Colour

  • 1973
  • Archivist
  • Ola
  • Alphablots
  • Paper Plane
  • Stormy Knight
  • Poet & Painter

Emotive Design

  • Artcadia
  • 1973
  • Rifle Paper Co.
  • Stormy Knight
  • Old English Co.
  • Cut & Make
  • Deadpan

Engaging Prints

  • Cut & Make
  • 1973
  • Pavilion
  • Ola
  • Wanderlust
  • UWP
  • Made by Shannon

Best Stationery Design

  • Ola
  • Text from a friend
  • UWP
  • Rifle Paper Co.
  • RAMA
  • Paper Plane
  • Portico Design

The Judges

The PaperAwards finalists were chosen by representatives from across the UK’s retail sector. With the panel including names from department stores, high street staples and indies.

Now the finalists have been revealed members from the wider retail industry are now asked to vote for their favourites on the Top Drawer website.

The winners will be announced prior to the show, with one winner from each category receiving a prize worth more than £1000. 

Winning companies alongside all the finalists will be on show at this Autumn’s Top Drawer show; retail visitors will be able to see all their award-worthy stationery delights in person in the show’s Greetings & Stationery sector.

Find Out More

Top Drawer A/W19 runs from the 8th-10th September at London’s Olympia to register for your complimentary pass and receive a free copy of the show magazine please visit the Top Drawer website.

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