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PaperAwards are open for entries

Applications for the PaperAwards at Top Drawer Autumn/Winter 18 (A/W18) are now open. The PaperAwards celebrate and recognise design, creativity and innovation within the Greetings & Stationery industry.

Now in its 5th edition, the PaperAwards shine a spotlight on entrants and have become an essential feature for Greetings & Stationery where the awards consistently attract a high number of entries and public votes – combined with a prominent showcase in the live seminar area of the show – raising the profile of all of the runners up and winners.

This years awards will be judged by:

L to R – Holly Tucker, Co-Founder of notonthehighstreet.com and Holly & Co, Emma Hawkins from Fortnum & Mason, Neal Whittington from Present and Correct, Hazel Walker from Paperchase, Lucy Edmonds, Founder of Quill London, Audrey Wollen from Urbanic, Janet Stevens and Mark Jessett, Paper Consultants for G.F Smith, and Top Drawer’s Show Director Alejandra Campos, as well Cara Wyatt at Selfridges and Carly Pearson, Head Buyer at Sainsburys.

Applications to enter the PaperAwards A/W18 are open to all Greetings & Stationery exhibitors and consist of three categories: Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design and Engaging Print.

The closing date for entries is the 3 August with judging taking place the week commencing 13 August. Finalists will be announced on the 20 August and winners will be revealed just before Top Drawer in September. All finalists will have their work featured in the Greetings & Stationary area and the winner of each category will receive a prize worth £1000.

New for the A/W 2018 edition of Top Drawer is PaperPitch, whereby an informal 10 minute time slot which will see exhibitors showcasing their products to a panel of three expert retailers representing different markets – an independent, online and department store or multiple retailer. Top Drawer’s expert retail consultants will be offering feedback, constructive advice and if the product is right for their customers – purchasing the pitched products. Entries will be by application and spaces strictly limited.