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 

Finalists 2015

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 

Finalists 2015

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 

Finalists 2015

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 

Finalists 2015

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 

Finalists 2015

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

Sponsored by Spring Fair and Autumn Fair

Finalists 2015

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 

Finalists 2015

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 

Finalists 2015

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 

Finalists 2015

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)

Hallmark Cards
International Cards and Gifts (IC&G)
Jonny Javelin
Ling Design
Nigel Quiney Publications
Noel Tatt
Second Nature
UK Greetings
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.

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