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Top Drawer January Announces PaperAwards

Applications are being invited for the sixth PaperAwards which are now open to all Top Drawer S/S 19 Greetings & Stationery exhibitors. The Awards feature three categories: Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design and Engaging Print.

Above: Top Drawer’s show director Alejandra Campos will be among the PaperAwards judges.
Above: Top Drawer’s show director Alejandra Campos will be among the PaperAwards judges.

High calibre judges include Hazel Walker of Paperchase; Emma Hawkins of Fortnum & Mason; Holly Tucker MBE, founder of notontehighstreet, David Hicks, founder and managing director of Really Good/Soul, and Alejandra Campos, show director of Top Drawer.

“The PaperAwards provide a unique opportunity for entrants to benefit from maximum exposure to the Greetings & Stationery industry and the potential to translate their involvement in to real business value,” comments Top Drawer’s show director Alejandra Campos.  “As well as being judged by a prestigious panel of experts, and having access to the world’s leading buyers at the show, each category is publicised throughout the industry, providing excellent coverage and exposure, with finalists and winners promoted before, during and after the show via Top Drawer’s own marketing and PR channels.”

In addition to the winning entries, finalists too, will have their work featured at the heart of the Greetings & Stationery area of the show, with the winner of each category receiving a prize worth £1000.

The closing date for entries is Friday November 9, with the judging taking place the week commencing Monday November 12. Finalists will be announced the week commencing Monday November 19, with the winners revealed prior to Top Drawer which takes place from January 13-15 at Olympia.

The PaperAwards have become a prominent feature within the show, attracting a high number of entrants and public votes, as well as drawing leading buyers and industry specialists to the Greetings & Stationery area of the show.

The PaperAwards are supported by G.F Smith.


Top, from left to right: The winners of Top Drawer’s A/W 2018 PaperAwards were: Emotive Design by Katie Leamon; Exciting Use of Colour by Emily Broos and Engaging Print by Wanderlust Paper Co.

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