Call for entities are now open for the PaperAwards 7th edition, with winners to be showcased at the A/W19 edition of Top Drawer. Supported by G.F Smith, the PaperAwards are set to continue their tradition of recognising and celebrating the very best in design, creativity and innovation across greetings and stationery.
Exhibitors are invited to enter their latest ranges into any of the award’s four categories: Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design, Engaging Print and, for the very first time, Best Stationery Design.
Of the decision to introduce the Best Stationery Design category, Top Drawer Show Director— Alejandra Campos said, “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. 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.”
The Art Group have just launched a fantastic new range of homeware products.
The new collection includes China Gifting, Stationery & Soft Furnishings, featuring artwork from Sam Toft, Scott Naismith and Jane Bannon. Extensive research was carried out to ensure that the collection was launched with the correct line up of products and, each image was individually selected to offer maximum in-store impact and consumer appeal.
Designed to appeal to those who love wildlife, bold colours or quirky art, the collection has been teased at shows across the UK with positive feedback from retailers. These are great pick-me-up gifting lines, perfectly suited to small retail spaces and designed with collectability in mind, consumers are offered a fantastic opportunity to buy into an entire artist collection. The products are available now and will make a great addition to any Home Store or Garden Centre.