The Henries 2012 finalists

The UK greetings card industry is now looking forward to The Henries, the  ‘Oscars’ of the trade that are organised each year by Max Publishing. The 2012 awards ceremony, which this year has an Under the Sea theme, will take place on Thursday October 4 at the Lancaster London Hotel. Our mermaid outfits are at the ready! This year’s finalists are:

Most Promising Young Designer or Artist, sponsored by Slater Harrison

Hannah Dale, founder and creator of Wrendale Designs
Amy Eastland, designer for Woodmansterne Publications
Libby McMullin, founder and creator of Libby McMullin
Laura Sherratt, founder and creator of Laura Sherratt Designs
Clare Tupper, designer for Paper Rose
Abbey Warner, founder and creator of Abigail Warner Design

The Henry Cole Classic Award, sponsored by The Sherwood Press

Eric The Penguin from The Great British Card Company (pictured)
Giggles from Hanson White (UKG)
More Than Words from Talking Pictures (Ling Design)
Original Pop-Ups from Second Nature
Quentin Blake from Woodmansterne Publications
Rib Ticklers from Pigment Productions

Best Service to the Independent Retailer, sponsored by Cardgains

Carte Blanche Greetings Group
Grassroots International
Great British Card Company
Nigel Quiney Publications
Noel Tatt
Second Nature
UK Greetings

Best Cute range, sponsored by Offset Productions

Boofle from UK Greetings
Born To Stitch from Paper Rose
Cute Stuff from Tracks
Give A Hoot from Fourth Wall Brands
Lots of Woof from UK Greetings
Wibbly Wobbly Lane from Rachel Ellen Designs

Best Spring Seasons Range, sponsored by GF Smith

Cha Cha Love Valentine’s Day from Sooshichacha
Chi Chi Father’s Day from Belly Button Designs
Chickadee Easter from The Handcrafted Card Company
Krasiva-Red Valentine’s Day from Lesser Spotted Images
Patchwork Collection Mother’s Day from Laura Darrington Design
Vintage Mother’s Day from Blue Eyed Sun

Best Contemporary Trend Range, sponsored by National Stationery Show

Beaux Chic from Noel Tatt
Lacie from Paperlink
Paper Lace from Hallmark
Sentiments from Megan Claire
Zoo Town from Lagom
Zoom To The Moon from Cherry Moon

Best Humorous Range, sponsored by Antalis

Cheap + Miserable from Splimple
Genius from Woodmansterne Publications
On The Ceiling Morphed from Emotional Rescue
One Lump Or Two from Holy Mackerel
Traces Of Nuts from Hanson White (UKG)
Waldo Pancake from Really Good

Best Art Range, sponsored by MGL Licensing

Alfie and Friends from Paperlink
Ink Press from The Art File
Jenny Frean from ArtPress Publishing
Madeleine Floyd from The Great British Card Company
Spirit from Paper Rose
The Country Set from Wrendale Designs

Best Handmade or Hand-finished Range, sponsored by Regent Envelopes

Candy Spot from Janie Wilson
Etoile from Five Dollar Shake
Jewel In The Crown from Belly Button Designs
Lacie from Paperlink
Olive Charm from Tracey Russell Greetings
Vintage from Blue Eyed Sun

Best Words and Sentiment Range sponsored by Enveco/Envelopes Plus

Bright Side from Really Good
Cheap + Miserable from Splimple
In Other Words… from Vicky Crowder Designs
Lettered from Urban Graphic
Life Is Sweet from Icon
Once Upon A Time from Hallmark

Best Male Range, sponsored by PG Live

Just Josh from CardMix
Man-Up from Abacus Cards
Route 69 from Paperlink
Toasted from Urban Graphic
Trinkets & Trumpets from The Art File
Zoom To The Moon from Cherry Moon

Best Children’s Range, sponsored by Loxleys

Boo from Sooshichacha
Fantasia Monsters from Nigel Quiney Publications
Hokey & Cokey from Clare Maddicott Publications
Jelly and Ice Cream from Janie Wilson
Juvenile Innovation from Hallmark
Roald Dahl from Camden Graphics (UKG)

Best Occasions or Relations Range, sponsored by Fedrigoni

Bouquet Collections from Laura Darrington Design
Buttercups & Clover from Cinnamon Aitch
Chantilly Lace from Nigel Quiney Publications
Fresco from Wendy Jones-Blackett
Gypsy Relations from Sooschichacha
Quite Bright from Stop The Clock Design

Best Christmas Box or Pack, sponsored by Gould Paper Sales UK ltd

Compassionate Friends from Lucilla Lavender
Darkroom Luxury from The Great British Card Company
Lasercut 3D Stag Scene for Waitrose from Special Editions (UKG)
Medici Cards Wildlife from The Great British Card Company
Pizazz Christmas from Nigel Quiney Publications
Sparkling Ice from Five Dollar Shake

Best Christmas Counter Cards Range, sponsored by Windles

Christmas All Over The World from Five Dollar Shake
Christmas Sparkle from Hallmark
Country Set Christmas from Wrendale Designs
Egg Nog from The Handcrafted Card Company
Jewel In The Crown from Belly Button Designs
Winter Landscapes from Bug Art

Best Photographic Range, sponsored by Spring Fair and Autumn Fair

1000 Words from Urban Graphic
Framed Black & White from Woodmansterne Publications
Landscapes from Camden Graphics (UKG)
Modern Vintage from Fizz
My Time from Ling Design
The Wildlife Trust from Glebe Cottage

Best Giftwrappings Collection, sponsored by Top Drawer January

Botanical Collection from UK Greetings
Caroline Gardner from Penny Kennedy
Designer’s Guild from Deva Designs
Nina Campbell from Penny Kennedy
Soul Sunshine from Soul
Toasted from Urban Graphic

Best Licensed Card Range, sponsored by James Stewart Creative Print

Angry Birds from Gemma International
Beano from CardMix
Landscapes: ‘Take A View’ Landscape Photographer Of The Year from Camden Graphics (UKG)
One Direction from Danilo Promotions
RSBP from Woodmansterne Publications
The Wildlife Trust from Glebe Cottage

Last but not least is the coveted Honorary Achievement Awards sponsored by Soundtech