A Full Run-Down of Who Won What at the Henries Awards 2015.
The winners of the Henries Awards 2015 were recently announced at the Lancaster London Hotel. Now in it’s 20th year the Henries Awards gives a unique look at some of the best and brightest the UK greetings card scene has to offer. 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.
Most Promising Young Designer Or Artist
Sponsored by Paperchase
Rebecca Crouch, founder and creative director of Raspberry Blossom
Emma Grant, designer for Woodmansterne
Cathryn Jones, designer for Hotchpotch
Libby McMullin, founder and designer of Libby McMullin
Tamsin Rennie, founder and director of Studio Seed
Clair Rossiter, freelance illustrator
Winner: Cathryn Jones, designer for Hotchpotch. Visit the Hotchpotch website.
Best Cute Range
Sponsored by Offset Productions
Big Bear Hugs from Abacus Cards
Cats In Hats from Jo Clark Design
Little Creatures from Pippi & Me
Mischief from I Drew This
Stripey Dogs from Stripey Cats Cards
Tiddly Pom Pom from Paper Rose
Winner: Little Creatures from Pippi & Me. Visit the Pippi & Me website.
Best Spring Seasons Range
Sponsored by GF Smith
Alice Scott Mother’s Day from Pigment
Love Letters Valentine’s Day from Hotchpotch
Platinum Father’s Day from Belly Button Designs
Quicksilver Mother’s Day from Wendy Jones-Blackett
Springtime Easter from Cinnamon Aitch
With Love from Janie Wilson
Winner: Springtime Easter from Cinnamon Aitch. Visit the Cinnamon Aitch website.
Best Contemporary Trend Range
Sponsored by National Stationery Show
Colour Me Happy from Stephanie Dyment
Copper from Stormy Knight
Darling Denim from Belly Button Design
Henna from Noel Tatt Group
On The Shelf from The Typecast Gallery
Wildstyle from Brainbox Candy
Winner: Colour Me Happy from Stephanie Dyment. Visit the Stephanie Dyment website.
Best Humorous Range
Sponsored by Antalis
#firstworldproblems from Mr Greetings
Honesty from Buddy Fernandez
Naked People from Tracks Publishing
Toy Stories from Noi Publishing
Truth Facts from Woodmansterne
Wulffmorgenthaler from Redback Cards
Winner: Wulffmorgenthaler from Redback Cards. Visit the Redback Cards website.
Best Art Range
Sponsored by Team Greeting
Cats & Dogs from Rose Hill Designs
Charcoals by Bex Williams from Wraptious
The Country Set from Wrendale Designs
Critters from Bug Art
Elly Jane from Clear Creations
Fab Funky from Victoria Armstrong Collection
Winner: The Country Set from Wrendale Designs.Visit the Wrendale Designs website.
Best Handmade or Hand-finished Range
Sponsored by Regent Envelopes
Form from The Art File
Krafty Captions from Tache Crafts
Little Bigs from Cockadoodle Design
Neon Jewels from Janie Wilson
Scrabbley Neons from Bexy Boo
Spring Collection from Apple Tree Gifts
Winner: Scrabbley Neons from Bexy Boo. Visit the Bexy Boo website.
Best Traditional Words or Sentiments Range
Sponsored by Trisoft
Everlasting from The Handcrafted Card Co
Mad Dots Wedding from Hearts Designs
Memories from Words-n-Wishes
Quotelets from Clavis & Claustra
Sentiments from Wishing Well Studios
Sweet Pea from Bonnie Blackbird
Winner: Mad Dots Wedding from Hearts Designs. Visit the Hearts Designs website.
Best ContemporaryWords or Sentiments Range
Sponsored by Enveco/Envelopes Plus
Alice Scott from Pigment
Little Voice from UK Greetings
Life Is Sweet from Icon
Paul Gaudhi from Ohh Deer
Pink & Ink from Stop The Clock Designs
Words Of Wisdom from Dandelion Stationery
Winner: Alice Scott from Pigment. Visit the Pigment website.
Best Male Range
Sponsored by The Imaging Centre
Best Foot Forward from Studio Seed
Favourite Things from Laura Sherratt Designs
The Gentleman’s Range from The Typecast Gallery
Philip Pittman Design from NWH Greetings
Platinum from Belly Button Designs
So Macho from Hotchpotch Publishing
Winner: Platinum from Belly Button Designs. Visit the Belly Button Designs website (for link, see best occasions or relations category below).
Best Children’s Range
Sponsored by Loxleys UK
Animal Transport from The Square Card Company
Dungarees from Paper Salad
Happy Jackson from Pigment
John Bond from Ohh Deer
Marine World from Stripey Cats Cards
Zoo Buddies from Rocket 68
Winner: Dungarees from Paper Salad. Visit the Paper Salad website.
Best Wholesale Range
Sponsored by LB Warehousing
Keepsake Treasures from Xpress Yourself
Isabel’s Garden from Simon Elvin
Favourites from Gemma
Male Everyday from BGC Studios
Savio Code 90 Squares from BGC Studios
Sweet Petite from Hallmark
Winner: Keepsake Treasures from Xpress Yourself. Visit the Xpress Yourself website.
Best Occasions or Relations Range
Sponsored by Fedrigoni
Belle Fleur from Saffron Cards
Dixie from Think Of Me
Du Jour from Noel Tatt Group
Paloma from Belly Button Designs
Postco from Lagom Design
Wooden Wishes from Bexy Boo
Winner: Paloma from Belly Button Designs. Visit the Belly Button Designs website.
Best Christmas Box or Pack
Sponsored by Gould Paper Sales UK ltd
Form Christmas Box from The Art File
Luxury Box from Ling Design
Mistletoe Magic from Paper Salad
Ombre Christmas Box from Five Dollar Shake
Paloma from Belly Button Designs
Pom Tiddley Pom Pom Pack from Saffron Cards
Winner: Form Christmas Box from The Art File. Visit The Art File website.
Best Christmas Counter Cards Range
Sponsored by Windles
Christmas Landscapes from Bug Art
Gold from Woodmansterne
Happy Jackson from Pigment
Ombre Christmas from Five Dollar Shake
Snowflakes & Sparkle from Think Of Me
Xmas Doodles from Rosie Made A Thing
Winner: Ombre Christmas from Five Dollar Shake. Visit the Five Dollar Shake website.
Best Photographic Range
Beautiful from Ling Design
Exposure Colour from Icon
Funny Animals from Ezen Designs
Love Unlimited from Pigment
Shawn St Peter from The Great British Card Company
Zoo Portraits from Lagom Design
Winner: Beautiful from Ling Design. Visit the Ling Design website.
Honorary Achievement Award
Sponsored by Soundtech
The Honorary Achievement Award was presented to John and Jennie Procter, owners of Scribbler. Visit the Scribbler website.
Best Licensed Card Range
Sponsored by Skeet Print
Despicable Me from Danilo
Disney Frozen from UKG
Harold’s Planet from Clare Maddicott
Laura Meare from Hallmark
MODA from The Great British Card Company
Quentin Blake from Woodmansterne
Winner: Despicable Me from Danilo. Visit the Danilo website.
Best Giftwrappings Collection
Sponsored by Progressive Greetings Live
Alice Scott from Penny Kennedy
Finest Christmas from Artebene
Jessica Hogarth from Deva Designs
Paper Salad from Glick
Perfect Day from UK Greetings
Toasted from Urban Graphic
Winner: Paper Salad from Glick. Visit the Glick website.
The Henry Cole Classic Award
Sponsored by The Sherwood Press
Giggles from UK Greetings
Marzipan from Paper Rose
More Than Words from Talking Pictures
Photocaptions from Cath Tate Cards
Pizazz from Nigel Quiney
Rainbow Cards from Ling Design
Winner: Giggles from UK Greetings. Visit the UK Greetings website (link below).
Best Service To The Independent Retailer
Sponsored by Cardgains
Finalists 2015 (in alphabetical order)
International Cards and Gifts (IC&G)
Nigel Quiney Publications
Words ‘n’ Wishes
Winner of the Gold Award 2015: UK Greetings. Visit the UK Greetings website.
Winner of the Silver Award 2015: International Cards & Gifts (IC&G). Visit the International Cards & Gifts (IC&G) website.
Winner of the Bronze Award 2015: Noel Tatt. Visit the Noel Tatt website.
For more information on the Henries Awards 2015 event, this year’s finalists and winners please visit the Henries Awards website. Next year’s awards will open for submissions in June 2016.