The polls have opened today to decide the winners of the PaperAwards for Top Drawer A/W18. It’s now up to those in the industry to cast votes for their favourites.
The 15 finalists have been decided by the judging panel of industry experts. This year’s panel consisted of: Hazel Walker from Paperchase; Emma Hawkins from Fortnum & Mason; Carly Pearson from Sainsburys; Holly Tucker, co-founder of Notonthehighstreet.com and Holly & Co; Cara Wyatt at Selfridges; Lucy Edmonds, founder of Quill London; Audrey Woollen from Urbanic; Neal Whittington of Present & Correct; David Hicks of Really Good; and Janet Stevens and Mark Jessett, Paper Consultants for G.F Smith.
The finalists for the PaperAwards are:
EXCITING USE OF COLOUR
Rhombus & Pineapple
Wanderlust Paper Co
Pressed & Folded
Speaking about the awards, Top Drawer event director, Alejandra Campos said; “The PaperAwards were created to celebrate creativity, design and innovation within the Greetings & Stationery industry, and this season’s submissions certainly delivered on all three. The quality of entries has been exceptional, so I’m sure I can speak for all of the judges when I say that I’m thankful that it is the industry’s vote that will decide the winners, and not us.”
All finalists will have their work featured in the centre of the Greetings & Stationery area of the trade show, with each one receiving a prize worth £1,000.
The voting page can be found here