2016 Stationery Awards Winners Announced

Stationery Award Winners 2016

All this year’s winning products were gathered at the front of the show floor display.

A panel of six leading industry buyers reviewed over 350 new products, over 100 more than 2015, at yesterday’s London Stationery Show.  The results were announced at the end of the show, at a drinks reception attended by exhibitors and buyers.

The winning and commended products were:








Category:  Novelty


MT Masking Tape wins! One of two wins for Stone Marketing

Winner:  Stone Marketing – MT Masking Tape
Commended: West Designs – Lego Ruler
Commended: EGG NOG/Stone Marketing – London Colour in Tablecloth

Category: Licensing


Mibo Jungle Invites from designer Madeleine Rogers/GMC

Winner: GMC – Mibo Jungle Invites
Commended: Go Stationery – The Time Garden notebook
Commended: GMC – Are you that tall

Category: Gift Packaging (New category this year)

GiftPackaging_OriginalFunkyMailing - Snowman

Snowman Mailing Bags win the new Gift Packaging category.

Winner:  The Original Funky Mailing Bag Company – Snowman mailing bags
Commended:  Perfectly Wrapped – Packaging boxes
Commended:  Buntbox – Handbag box

Category: Diaries & Organisers

Diaries&Organisers_Mums Office - Christmas Book

Emma Fletcher’s Mum’s Christmas Book also won the discretionary Judges’ Award, given to recognise the indivdual passion and interest taken to create it.

Winner:  Mums Office – Christmas Book
Commended: Leuchtturm 1917 – Leuchtturm Planner
Commended: Go Stationery – This is my Year

Category: Everyday Writing


One of two wins for Notable Designs with this Penco Brass Pencil.

Winner: Notable Designs – Penco Brass Pencil
Commended: Pilot Pens – Frixion Colours
Commended:  Manuscript Pen Co – Callicreative DuoTip

Category:  Writing Instruments over £25


This photo does not do these fabulous pencils justice! Notable Designs’ second win this year…

Winner: Notable Designs – Blackwing Pencils
Commended: Manuscript Pen Co – Calligraphy Artist Sets
Commended: GBA – Silver Bullet Pen

Category:  Filing

Filing_Go Stationery - Candy Storage

Terribly smart storage from GO Stationery..

Winner: Go Stationery – Candy Storage Range
Commended: Stone Marketing – Loqi Pockets
Commended: Notable Designs – Penco Storage Container

Category: Social Stationery


With Rio 16 just around the corner, these beautiful Pineapple notecards from Portico are so on trend!

Winner: Portico Designs – Pineapple Boxed Notecards
Commended: Lime Stationery & Art – Original Crown Mill Cutlery Notecards
Commended: Portico Designs – Bee Notecards

Category:  Desk Accessories (New category this year)


A serious bit of kit from Koh-In-Noor and Lime Stationery & Art

Winner: Lime Stationery & Art – Kohinoor Desk Sharpener
Commended: Notable Designs – Penco Carrytite
Commended: I Find You – I Find You App locator

Category: Notebooks & Journals

Notebooks&Journals_StoneM-Nuuna Pearl Pink

Beautiful Pearl Pink notebook from Nuuna by way of Stone Marketing – a second win for them!

Winner: Stone Marketing – Nuuna Pearl Pink Notebook
Commended: Notable Designs – Midori Mo Notebook
Commended: Turnaround Publishing – Cockatoo Storage Notebook

And finally, the Judges’ Choice Award this year was given to a product; the judges have the choice of how they use their award – Lime Stationery & Art were the winners last year.  This year the Christmas Planner created by Emma Fletcher of Mums Office received the Judges’ Choice Award in recognition of  the individual passion and interest that had gone into creating it.

Henri Davis, independent retail advisor and vice-president of The Giftware Association, who chaired the judging panel for the sixth time commented:

“The judges were thrilled by the strength and diversity of the products entered this year.  With four new judges on the panel there were comments about how useful it was to see focused selections of new products to evaluate and compare.  They were all making notes of products they wanted to follow up on.”

The panel of judges this year were Joanne Barber, of the Stationery & Gift Boutique, Bedfordshire and Abel Dos Santos, gifts and stationery buyer at Foyles Bookshop, who have both judged before.  They were joined by Charlotte McCarthy, stationery buyer for John Lewis, Suzanne Hack, procurement and category manager at London Graphic Centre, Louisa Brenton, gift and stationery buyer of Bentalls, Fenwick Kingston and Lucy Edmonds, owner of Quill London.



Posted on 27th April 2016 by Vanessa Fortnam