All products must have been launched to the trade since May 2018. These categories are open to ALL stationery manufacturers and suppliers.
Entries must be completed online by Friday 29 March, with products delivered to the Ocean Media Group office no later than Monday, 1 April for a day of judging to select a shortlist of products in each category.
The shortlisted products will be announced in early April and displayed separately on the New Products Showcase at Stationery Show London 2019. The winners will be announced at the Awards Evening held on the first evening of the show on Tuesday, 30 April.
This year’s judges will include: Sarah Laker - owner of Marple Stationery Supplies, Sidonie Warren - founder of Papersmiths, Chris Lambert - founder of Scrawlr, Debbie Wigglesworth - product development consultant, The Paper Collaborative and Mark Hayhurst - editor of Craft Business with more names to be confirmed.
Remember - the Judges will be looking for evidence of stand out design, packaging and functionality, appropriate license use, plus value for money and saleability.
The Good Design Award will recognise a combination of creative thinking, clarity and impact.
Creative thinking in terms of attention to detail, clarity in the contribution design plays in delivering a product which is not only fit for purpose but also looks great and will capture its user’s imagination, and impact in terms of the strategic thinking behind it, and its likely performance.
Judges will be looking for good ideas that are well crafted and delivered beautifully. They will also look for stand-out creativity and innovation in approach.