2019 Stationery Awards Winners Revealed

In the eighth year of its history, the 2019 Stationery Awards took place last week recognising innovation and excellence across the stationery industry.

Running alongside National Stationery Week each year, the Stationery Awards have become a benchmark in uncovering fresh and exciting new brands and businesses in the stationery industry.

The awards also help to recognise those that continually produce and promote good practice in the stationery sector, with this year proving no different with some new and familiar names scooping up several awards.

New for the 2019 Stationery Awards however, was the inclusion of two new awards categories focusing on the efforts and hard work shown from stationery retailers and stationery designers.

2019 Stationery Awards Winners

This year’s judging panel gathered together a slew of experts from both Retail and Supplier backgrounds who helped to decide on and announce winners of the 2019 Stationery Awards at the awards evening.

It was comprised of:

 Katy Golden – Head of Gift at the Great British Card Company
 Chris Lambert – Founder of subscription box service Scrawlrbox
 Sarah Laker – Owner of Marple Stationery Supplies and the figurehead for this year’s National Stationery Week #StationeryShopSaturday campaign
 Sidone Warren – Co-founder of Papersmiths
 Mark Hayhurst – Sponsor and editor of Craft Business
 Debbie Wigglesworth – Paper Passionist from consultancy The Paper Collaborative
 Abigail Ball – Deputy stationery buyers at Fenwick.

As with previous years, all nominees that were shortlisted for each of the awards presented during the evening impressed the judges with their ingenuity and standards of practice, but the finalized list of winners were:

Category

Winner/Winning Product
Art & Crafts (Sponsored by Craft Business) Chameleon Art Products Ltd – Chameleon Fineliners

Desk Accessories

Makers Cabinet – Høvel

Diaries, Organisers, Calendars

Quadrille Publishing – Play Hard & Be Kind A6 2019 Diary

Everyday Writing Instruments

Studio Pens – Kaweco FROSTED Sport Series

Filing & Storage

JPT Europe Ltd – +KRAFT

Gift Packaging & Wrap

ExaClair Limited – Tiny Roll Kraft Gift Wrapping Range

Licensed Stationery

Quadrille Publishing – English Heritage: Fold & Post

Notebooks & Journals

Leuchtturm1917 – Bauhaus 100 Years Collection

Novelty Stationery

Securit by Vermes BV – 3D Chalkboard Whale

Social Stationery

Petra Boase Ltd – Balloon Card Range

Writing Instruments (over £25 RRP)

Lime Stationery & Art – Troika Capmatic Pen

Good Design (Sponsored by The Giftware Association)

VENT for Change – Ideas Collection

Judges’ Choice 2019 ExaClair Limited – Tiny Roll Kraft Gift Wrapping Range

New Award Categories Added for Stationery Awards

New to the 2019 Stationery Awards was a category celebrating stationery design and five new awards which highlighted excellence across stationery retailers.

Created in part with sponsor of the 2019 Stationery Awards, A T Cross,  Retailer Stationery Awards had their own dedicated judging panel including:

 Kerry Middleton – Managing Director of Busy B
 George Wilkinson – Managing Director of Nuco International
 Jane Reucroft – Founder of A Gift From The Gods
 Chloe Bayles – Head of Wholesale at A Gift From The Gods
 Rebecca Saunders – Independent Retail and e-commerce consultant
 Michael Owen – Co-founder of Lime Stationery & Art
 Gemma Bassett – Marketing Manager at Sinclairs and a Star Choice in the Thirty Under 30 stationery initiative

Presented alongside the traditional Stationery Awards categories, the very first winners of the Retail Stationery Awards were announced as:

Category

Winner

Best Customer Initiative (Instore or Online)

Scrawlrbox – The Scrawlr Challenge

Best POS/Merchandised Display of Stationery

Scriptum Ltd – Vincero!

New Store of the Year

Papersmiths Brighton and Papersmiths Chelsea
Best Non-Specialist Stationery Store

Papersmiths

Best Specialist Stationery Store

Cult Pens

Designer Stationery Award

The Designer Stationery Award sponsored and selected by GO Stationery, was awarded to Laura Jackson of Laura Jackson Design.

The team at GO Stationery commented on how impressed they were by Laura’s award-winning submission, which was said to be inspired by Laura’s travels and keen passion in designing UK produced homewares and other interior products.

They remarked that Laura’s entry was “A bold, striking, commercial and very versatile winning design – fully adaptable with endless opportunity” before adding:

“Laura clearly knows stationery and proposed the top two selling formats.

She also went the extra mile and proposed a print specification and price and therefore not only entered with a design concept but has taken it all the way to manufacture ready!”

We here at Office Supplies Blog would like to congratulate both the nominees and winners of this year’s 2019 Stationery Awards.