Open to all independent, freelance and student designers this new ‘Stationery Designer of the Year’ category was introduced to the Stationery Awards line up this year.
Made possible by sponsorship from GO Stationery, which as a long-standing stationery manufacturer, has the experience to nurture a stationery product through its life, from conception and design, right through to retail sale.
The GO Stationery team already produces own label stationery products for many of the UK’s leading retailers, as well as its own range. Based in West London, and proud to be a UK manufacturer, it has a great track record of working with retailers from stationery specialists to fashion brands to develop great quality, market-leading, on-trend stationery.
“This Award is a great opportunity for a designer to work with an experienced team to see their ideas brought to life and sold into to the UK stationery market. Who wouldn’t want to walk past a shelf with a display of your own designs on?!” commented event manager Hazel Fieldwick of Stationery Show London, which organises the Awards.
Designers need to submit no more than three A3 pieces of artwork, entitled ‘The next big thing’ which should feature their ideas for a new range of stationery designs covering a minimum of three separate items and a covering note.
The judging panel for this Award will be looking for designers who demonstrate a clear understanding of who they are designing for and what consumer and design trends and styles appeal to that group, as well as good grasp of paper use, pagination and sizing and suggested retail price points.
Entry is free and must be done online via www.stationeryawards.co.uk. Physical samples may also be sent in for the judges to look at if the designer wishes - to arrive no later than Friday, 29 March 2019.
Finalists will be announced in the run-up to the Stationery Show at the end of April with the Winners revealed at an Awards Ceremony taking place on the first evening of the show, which runs over Tuesday and Wednesday, April 30-May 1, at the Business Design Centre in Islington.
Full details regarding delivery of samples etc is given on the entry form at www.stationeryawards.co.uk