The Winners & Commended Designers from the Stationery Awards 2017

Before this year’s London Stationery Show closed its doors, organisers had the important task of choosing the winners of the Stationery Awards 2017.

In the show’s biggest awards yet, a panel of five leading industry buyers reviewed over 400 new products (nearly 100 more than 2016) across 11 categories. They also presented an additional ‘Judge’s Choice’ award to recognise special achievement in the stationery industry.

The results were announced at the end of the show at a reception attended by exhibitors and buyers. For those of you (like me) who sadly didn’t make it to the show this year I’m happy to share pictures of almost all the winning products; one is still alluding me at the time of posting.

There is also a run down of each of the commended products in each category, so you can seek them out too via the Stationery Show website (link at the bottom of the page).

The Stationery Awards 2017 Finalists & Winners

The winning and commended products were:

Category: Art & Crafts (a new category for 2017)

Winner: Splash of Colour Water Colour Pencils: 10 Watercolour Pencils by Linda & Harriet from Abrams & Chronicle (for link, see notebooks & journals category below).

splash of colour watercolour pencils

Commended: The Book of Mindlessness from Two Little Boys

Commended: Colouring in Tablecloth from Eggnogg & Stone Marketing

Category: Novelty

Winner: Story Box by Laurence King.

Stationery Awards 2017 - Story Box

Commended: Alice Scott Stationery Set by Portico Designs

Commended: Avocado Eraser & Sharpener from NPW

Commended: Nail Polish Highlighters by Keycraft

Commended: Pencil Pouch from Zipit Europe

Category: Licensing

Winner: Matt Sewell Birds Garden Organiser from Go Stationery.

Commended: Matthew Williamson Grande Journal from Museums & Galleries

Commended: Tesla Amazing Magnetic Notes from Tesla Amazing

Category: Gift Packaging

Winner: Pink Elephant Wrap from Chase & Wonder.

Stationery Awards 2017 - Pink Elephant Gift Wrap

Commended: Reversible Wrap – Birds from My Pretty Circus

Commended: Herbarium Book of Wrap by Thames & Hudson

Category: Diaries & Organisers

Winner: Life Book by Boxclever Press.

life book - boxclever press

Commended: Money, Money, Money Receipt Calendar from Abrams & Chronicle

Commended: Mums Pregnancy & Baby Book from Mums Office

Category: Everyday Writing

Winner: CalliCreative Duo Tips from Manuscript Pen Company.

Duotip Markers - Stationery Awards Winners 2017

Commended: Schneider Line Up Fineliners 32 Pens by Stone Marketing

Commended: Pen & Case by Busy B

Commended: 12 ABT Dual Brush Tip by Tombow from Stone Marketing

Category: Writing Instruments over £25

Winner: Troika Construction Pen from Lime Stationery & Art

troika construction pen - lime stationery & art

Commended: Y Studio Desk & Portable Fountain Pen from Notable Designs

Commended: Hand lettering Set from Manuscript Pen Company

Category: Filing

Winner: Darling Clementine A4 Folder from All Home Everything.

darling clementine folder - all home everything - 700

Commended: Darling Clementine set of 3 boxes from All Home Everything

Commended: Rainbow Suspension Files from Snopake

Category: Social Stationery

Winner: In Bloom Postcard Book from Laura Stoddart.


Commended: Musical Chair Notecards from Laura Stoddart

Commended: V&A Fold & Post by Quadrille

Category: Desk Accessories

Winner: Aljava Pen Holder from GBA Pen.

Stationery Awards 2017 - GBA PEN HOLDER

Commended: Cactus Desk Organiser from Mustard

Commended: Mini Stapler from Romeo Maestri

Commended: Brainstorm LED Timer from Lime Stationery & Art

Category: Notebooks & Journals

Winner: One Year Wiser: A Gratitude Journal by Mike Medaglia (SelfMadeHero) from Abrams & Chronicle.

one year wiser grartitude journal

Commended: Marbled A5 Notebook from Go Stationery

Commended: Dog Days Sketchbook from Thames & Hudson

Judges’ Choice Award

Stationery Awards 2017 - Judges Choice Winners

Natasha Harjani and Naomi Peel from Abrams & Chronicle, celebrate their Judges’ Choice win with Laura Stoddart.

The Judges’ Choice Award is an additional award presented at the discretion of the judging panel to a company that has excelled in the world of stationery; this year it was given to two companies.

The judges chose Abrams & Chronicle for successfully raising the profile of its stationery offer, and Laura Stoddart for offering something fresh and new to the market.

The Stationery Awards 2017 Panel

The 2017 judges were: Lindsey Kleinlercher, product director at award-winning gift and stationery chain, Between the Lines; Mary Wright, co-founder at Spotlight Stationery, the subscription service which specialises in premium brands and artisan stationery not commonly found on the high street; Sarah Turner, trading controller at leading UK stationery retailer WHSmith; Judy Bendall, head of retail at Blenheim Palace and Charlotte McCarthy, buyers assistant for greetings cards, gift wrap and seasonal events at John Lewis, who was also a judge last year.

Commenting on this year’s awards, judges’ panel chairman Henri Davis said,

“It is great to see companies and brands being recognised at these awards, and the number of entries steadily climbing year on year. The time is takes to enter, and the effort of providing samples, is far outweighed by the benefit of getting your product in front of a fantastic line up of buyers and seeing your product on the New Product Display at the show!”

The Stationery Awards are open to all exhibitors at the London Stationery Show, which runs annually in April at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

To find out more about next year’s show and the opportunity to enter the 2018 awards please visit the Stationery Show website.

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