The panel of judges this year were Pamela Cartwright, stationery buyer at Paperchase, Joanne Barber, of the Stationery & Gift Boutique, Bedfordshire, Katy Golden, category manager for stationery & gifts, at WHSmith Direct, Jo Irons, buying director of Bureau Direct and Abel Dos Santos, gifts and stationery buyer at Foyles Bookshop.
The winning and commended products are:
Filing & Storage category winner: SemiKolon Filing Tabs – SemiKolon; commended: Noteshel – Noteshel and Walls Storage Box – Robert Frederick
Diaries, Calenders & Organisers category winner: A6 Day to View Diary – Go Stationery; commended: Academic/Mid-Year Diary – Busy B and The Mesh Stripe Diary – FLB Group
Notebooks & Journals category winner:The Happily Ever Bendy Notebook – Lime Stationery & Art; commended: Nuuna Glow In The Dark Notebook – Stone Marketing and The Bright Ideas Journal – Abrams & Chronicle
Licensed category winner: Woodland Trust Range – Go Stationery; commended: The Kellogg’s A6 Notebook – Mad Stuff and The Kellogg’s A5 Journal – Mad Stuff
Everyday Writing category winner: Tombow Monograph Mechanical Pencil – Stone Marketing; commended: The Stormy Grey Ink J Herbin – ExaClair and Schneider Slider Touch with Stylus – Stone Marketing
Novelty category winner Magic Pencils – Koh i Noor/Lime Stationery & Art; commended: The Clean Up Stationery Set – Legami and Enchanted Forest Colouring Book – Laurence King/Thames & Hudson
Writing Instruments over £25 category winner: Lamy Studio Wild Rubin – C Josef Lamy; commended: The Brass Sports Pens – Kaweco Pens and The Brass Lilliput Pen – Kaweco Pens
Social Stationery category winner: The Original Crown Mill Writing Set – Lime Stationery & Art; commended: Lotta Jansdotter Notecards – Quadrille and Triple Notecard Pack – The Art File
The Judges’ Award this year was given to Lime Stationery & Art, not just because their product range drives sales, but also because for smaller independents they offer a range of innovative and different products they would otherwise never be able to access.
The winner’s certificates were printed on sheepskin parchment from William Cowley, suppliers to the Royal Household and House of Commons, to commemorate the signing, on parchment, of the Magna Carta 800 years ago.