The initiative is sponsored by paper supplier G F Smith, which is also supporting the Paperfest show-within-a-show at Top Drawer.
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
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.
The trade are now invited to cast their votes via an online voting system.