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).
Commended: The Book of Mindlessness from Two Little Boys
Commended: Colouring in Tablecloth from Eggnogg & Stone Marketing
Winner: Story Box by Laurence King.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Commended: Y Studio Desk & Portable Fountain Pen from Notable Designs
Commended: Hand lettering Set from Manuscript Pen Company
Winner: Darling Clementine A4 Folder from All Home Everything.
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.
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.
Commended: Marbled A5 Notebook from Go Stationery
Commended: Dog Days Sketchbook from Thames & Hudson
Judges’ Choice Award
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.