Greetings card competition finalists have been chosen!

There was cause celebration on the occasion of this year`s meeting of the jury of the greetings-card design competition held in conjunction with Paperworld, where the winners presentation will take place on Tuesday 30 January 2018 at 14.00.

The gathering marked the 15th edition of the competition, which is organised by the German Association of Greetings Cards Manufacturers and Publishers (A.V.G.). The assembled jury was delighted with the more than 400 greetings cards entered.

The jury – made up of representatives of the industry, trade, design, trade media, associations, agencies and universities – had a difficult time selecting the finalists from this amazing assortment of new designs.

This year, the motifs of the cards revolved around the subject of friendship with cards focusing on partnership and new phases of life being well represented, as young talents and design students were invited to enter their greetings-card designs under the motto `Show us`. The judging criteria were craftsmanship, idea originality and presentation quality and after due consideration, the independent jury selected ten outstanding designs for the final round.

The ten greetings cards selected will be exhibited at Paperworld 2018 in the Greetings Cards Centre of Expertise in Hall 5.1 (Stand C81) from 27 to 30 January 2018. There, trade visitors will have the chance to vote for their favourite card motifs and thus help decide the winners, who will receive cash prices.

All the finalists will be invited to Paperworld where they will have the chance to make initial contacts to greetings-card manufacturers. The around 50 greetings-card manufacturers showing their products in Hall 5.1 offer participants and visitors the most extensive overview of the range of cards currently available in Germany and Europe. Thus, on the one hand, young designers will be introduced to the sector while, on the other hand, exhibitors and visitors will benefit from fresh impulses and ideas for their assortments.

Paperworld exhibits the latest products and trends in the paper, stationery and office supplies industry every year in Frankfurt am Main, divided into two main sections of Office and Stationery. Office stands for commercial office supplies while stationery presents paper and stationery products for private use.

Thanks to its great product breadth and depth, Paperworld covers all segments of the paper, office supplies and stationery market and provides innovative business ideas for the wholesale, retail and specialist trades, for book dealers, internet and mail-order sellers and for trade and professional end consumers. With some 33,600 buyers and trade visitors from 143 countries and 1,520 exhibitors from approx. 60 different countries, Paperworld is the most international trade fair in its sector. Additionally, it also offers a varied event and congress programme, providing a wide variety of inspiration and sector know-how for visitors from the paper, office supplies and stationery sector, as well as for architects, planners and facility managers interested in office trends and concepts.

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