2017 Stationery Awards Winners Announced

A panel of five leading industry buyers reviewed over 400 new products, nearly 100 more than 2016, at this year’s London Stationery Show.

The results were announced at the end of the show at a drinks reception attended by exhibitors and buyers.  The winning and commended products were:

Category: Art & Crafts (New category this year)Stationery Awards 2017 winner

Winner:  Splash of Colour Water Colour Pencils from Abrams & Chronicle 
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 from Thames & Hudson (Poppy Edmunds & Mark Garland)
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
Commended:  Reversible Wrap – Birds from My Pretty Circus
Commended:  Herbarium Book of Wrap by Thames & Hudson

Category: Diaries & OrganisersStationery Awards 2017 commended

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

Category:  Filing

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 
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 from Abrams & Chronicle 
Commended: Marbled A5 Notebook from Go Stationery
Commended: Dog Days Sketchbook from Thames & Hudson

And finally, the Judges’ Choice Award this year 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 Judges’ Choice Award is at the discretion of the judges and can be awarded to companies or products.

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

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 2017 judges are 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.

The Stationery Awards are open to all exhibitors at the London Stationery Show, which ran at the Business Design Centre, in Islington on Tuesday, 25 and Wednesday, 26 April.

Posted on 28th April 2017 by Vanessa Fortnam