Announcing A New Category At The PaperAwards

A new category has been added to the PaperAwards this year – the Best Stationery Design. The new category will sit alongside Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design and Engaging Print, with Top Drawer exhibitors  invited to send in their latest ranges for all four categories. 

The Awards will continue their tradition of recognising and celebrating the very best in design, creativity and innovation across greetings and stationery.

“With several stand-out stationery products being submitted across our existing categories in January, we made the decision to showcase their work and surprise both visitors and exhibitors by announcing a dedicated stationery award at the show,” explains Top Drawer’s show director Alejandra Campos.“ From the great reaction received, it was clear that a permanent stationery-focused category would be a perfect addition to the PaperAwards. As such, we’re thrilled to welcome stationery brands to submit their work to a stand-alone category for the very first time this season, and look forward to seeing what will undoubtedly be fantastic entries for all of the PaperAwards categories.”

Winners will be showcased at the A/W19 edition of Top Drawer which takes place from September 8-10 at London’s Olympia.

An impressive judging panel includes David Hicks from Really Good/Soul; Molly Park from Oliver Bonas; Preena Patel from the Design Museum; Holly Tucker from Not On The High Street; Sidonie Warren from Papersmiths, Emily Dunstan from Heals, Emma Hawkins from Fortnum & Mason and Eleanor Gregory from Selfridges.

Entries for the PaperAwards close on Friday July 19. Visit


Top: Among the line up of judges at the PaperAwards will be, from left to right: Preena Patel from The Design Museum; Holly Tucker from Not On The High Street and Emma Hawkins from Fortnum & Mason.

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