Applications for the PaperAwards at Top Drawer Autumn/Winter 18 (A/W18) are now open. Supported by G.F Smith, the PaperAwards celebrate and recognise design, creativity and innovation within the Greetings & Stationery industry.
Now in its 5th edition, the PaperAwards shine a spotlight on entrants and have become an essential feature for Greetings & Stationery where the awards consistently attract a high number of entries and public votes – combined with a prominent showcase in the live seminar area of the show – raising the profile of all of the runners-up and winners.
The awards have attracted an expert and prestigious judging panel, including:
Applications to enter the PaperAwards A/W18 are open to all Greetings & Stationery exhibitors and consist of three categories: Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design and Engaging Print.
The closing date for entries is the 3 August with judging taking place the week commencing 13 August. Finalists will be announced on the 20 August and winners will be revealed just before Top Drawer in September. All finalists will have their work featured in the Greetings & Stationary area and the winner of each category will receive a prize worth £1000.
S/S18 winners were:
As part of a series of initiatives we are hosting at the A/W18 edition of Top Drawer – we are re-launching the PaperPitch – an informal 10 minute time slot which will see exhibitors showcasing their products to a panel of three expert retailers representing different markets – an independent, online and department store or multiple retailer. Our expert retailers will be offering feedback, constructive advice and if the product is right for their customers – purchasing the pitched products. Entries will be by application and spaces strictly limited.
Held at Olympia, London from 9th – 11th September, Top Drawer presents an exclusive curated selection of over 1,000 design-led brands across Home, Gift, Fashion, Craft, Greetings & Stationery, Food Emporium and Play.