PaperAwards to recognise excellence in print design

PAPERAWARDSTop Drawer will host their inaugural PaperAwards at the next show, taking place from September 11 – 13 at London’s Olympia.

Voting has now opened, choose your favourites here


The initiative is sponsored by paper supplier G F Smith, which is also supporting the Paperfest show-within-a-show at Top Drawer.

The awards, which were opened out to all exhibitors, consist of three categories:  Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design and Engaging Print .PAPERAWARDS3

A shortlist of companies were determined by an expert judging panel: Audrey Woollen from Urbanic; stationer and Paperfest founder Abigail Warner; Clare Spriging from Selfridges; sponsor G. F. Smith the paper merchants, and Top Drawer Event Director Alejandra Campos.

The shortlist of designs are as follows:

For Exciting Use of Colour: Katie Leamon, Lonetree, Portico, Amy Beth, Stone Marketing/Nuuna and Hartovasilion / PaperKingdom

PAPERAWARDS2For Emotive Design: Lonetree, Ola, Katie Leamon, Ohh Deer, Notable Designs and Pickmotion.

For Engaging Print: Octaveo, Katie Leamon, Chase & Wonder, Ola, Ohh Deer and The Art File.

These shortlisted entries will be presented to the industry and the winner of each category chosen via an online voting system, before being announced ahead of the show opening. Finalist and winners work will be showcased at PaperFest in the Greetings & Stationery section throughout Top Drawer.

For_KatieLeamon_July2015_127The Paper Awards launch as Top Drawer incorporates specialist event Paperfest into its Stationery & Greetings area from this September.

The trade are now invited to cast their votes via an online voting system.