PaperAwards winners revealed at Top Drawer

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PaperAwards Best Stationery Design winner: Text From A Friend
PaperAwards Best Stationery Design winner: Text From A Friend

Top Drawer has announced the winners of its seventh PaperAwards competition, sponsored by G.F. Smith, at Top Drawer AW/19.


This year’s competition includes for the first time a dedicated Best Stationery Design category, the prize for which was taken by Text from a Friend for its witty grammar-themed pencil collection.


The runners up in the Best Stationery Design category were Paper Plane, for its So Organised desk planner, and Rama Publishing for its metallic pen holder.


The winner of each of the four categories—Exciting Use of Colour, Emotive Design, Engaging Print and Best Stationery Design— receive a prize worth more than £1,000. All finalists had their work showcased in the Greetings & Stationery area at Top Drawer A/W19, which ran 8-10 September at Olympia London.


All exhibitors at Top Drawer, which for the first time incorporates Pulse, were entitled to enter the PaperAwards. The extensive judges panel included respected industry figures, including independent retail advisor Henri Davis and representatives from Design Museum, Selfridges, Oliver Bonas, Waterstones, Paperchase, Heal’s, Fortnum & Mason, and several independent stationery and gift stores such as PaperSmiths.


The list of winners is as follows:


Emotive Design

Winner: Stormy Knight

Runners Up: Artcadia and Deadpan


Exciting Use of Colour:

Winner: Alphablots

Runners Up: Stormy Knight and Paper Plane


Engaging Print

Winner: Made by Shannon

Runners Up: Wanderlust Paper Co. and cut&make


Best Stationery Design

Winner: Text from a Friend

Runners Up: Paper Plane and Rama Publishing

Rama Publishing's pen holder
Rama Publishing's pen holder
Paper Plane's So Organised desk planner
Paper Plane's So Organised desk planner
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