All products must have been launched to the trade between last year’s Stationery Show, ie May 2018 and up to and including this year’s show, ie 1 May 2019. 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.
If you are entering a single product please send the judges one sample to review. If you are entering a range then please send a selection of items from that range - but no more than four, and finally, if you are entering a product for more than one category, one clearly labelled sample, identifying both categories will be fine!
The shortlisted products will be announced in 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 are: Sarah Laker - owner of Marple Stationery Supplies, Sidonie Warren - co-founder of Papersmiths, Chris Lambert - founder of Scrawlr, Debbie Wigglesworth - product development consultant, The Paper Collaborative, Abigail Ball, assistant buyer stationery for Fenwick, Katy Golden, the new head of gift for The Great British Card Company and Mark Hayhurst - editor of Craft Business. The panel will be chaired by Henri Davis, independent retail consultant and deputy chair of The Giftware Association.
Remember - the Judges will be looking for evidence of stand out design, packaging and functionality, appropriate license use, plus value for money and saleability.
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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.