Applications for the PaperAwards in Top Drawer Spring/Summer 18 (S/S18) are now open. Supported by G.F Smith, the PaperAwards recognise the great talent and innovation within the Greetings & Stationery industry.
Now in is 4th edition, the PaperAwards have now become the staple feature for Greetings & Stationery. The increase in the number of entries and votes over the last year is a clear testament of the importance of the PaperAwards for this sector.
Over 170 designers and publishers will showcase their new rages at Top Drawer this January, names include Imogen Owen, Ohh Deer, Old English Company, U Studio, Think of Me, A L'aise, 1973 Ltd, Card Nest, East End Prints, Belly Button Designs, Jade Fisher, ArtPress, Katie Leamon, Nancy & Betty Studio, Paper Parade Stationers, Lagom Design, Roger La Borde, and Rhombus & Pineapple.
PaperAwards A/W 17, winner Claire Leina from All The Ways to Say commented:
“Winning the PaperAwards has given us more visibility and presence at the show, as well as on social networks. Top Drawer has helped us to meet a lot of people under one roof and introduced us to many new customers. We have increased our wholesalers, and more than a month after, can still feel the impact of both the show and PaperAwards on our business. We look forward to returning to Top Drawer for S/S 18”.
Applications to enter the PaperAwards S/S18 are open to all Greetings & Stationery exhibitors and consist of three categories: Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design and Engaging Print. A shortlist of brands will be determined by an expert panel of judges including Co-Founder of notonthehighstreet.com and Holly & Co, Holly Tucker, U.S brand Urbanic, West Elm and Harrods, amongst others. The final vote will be put to the industry with the winners announced just before the show. The winner of each category with receive a prize worth over £1,000.
Held at London Olympia from 14-16 January, Top Drawer presents an exclusive curated selection of over 1,500 international design-led brands across Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft.
Buyer are now invited to register. For more information please visit topdrawer.co.uk