The finalists announced for The UK Calendar Awards 2017

PrintThe finalists of The UK Calendar Awards 2017, to become known as The Calies, have been announced today (October 10).

These significant new awards, launched by Max Publishing (owner of Progressive Greetings), recognise excellence in the calendar, Advent calendar and diaries sector, including retail, charity and corporate (B2B) titles.

The Calies attracted 500 entries that were judged by a panel made up of leading retailers, design experts, paper specialists and marketing maestros.

The winners of The Calies will be unveiled at a memorable afternoon/early evening awards event to be held on Wednesday 29 November 2017 at the historic Stationers’ Hall, in the City of London.

All winners will receive a special pewter trophy that has been created for The Calies.
All winners will receive a special pewter trophy that has been created for The Calies.

“The calendar market is still a very vibrant sector – over 16 million calendars are sold alone every year in UK, with one in three homes having a calendar on their walls – that continues to prosper,” commented Warren Lomax, joint md of Max Publishing.

“The finalists of the first ever Calies echo the diversity that exists within the calendar and diary sector, in subject matter, format and publishers who produced them,” commented Warren Lomax, joint md of Max Publishing.

 

The Finalists of The Calies 2017 are:

 

Best Animal Kingdom Calendar

Angela Harding from Flame Tree Publishing

BBC Planet Earth from Danilo

British Wildlife from The Robert Fuller Gallery

Naughty Dogs from Jo Clark Design

The Country Set from Wrendale Designs

 

Among the Judging Panel for The Calies were retail buyers (rear left-right), Eliot James (Scribbler), Mark Jason-Smith (Postmark), Becky Salter (Calendar Club) and Nigel Williamson (House of Cards), pictured here with PG’s (front right-left) Warren Lomax, Jakki Brown and Sue Marks.
Among the Judging Panel for The Calies were retail buyers (rear left-right), Eliot James (Scribbler), Mark Jason-Smith (Postmark), Becky Salter (Calendar Club) and Nigel Williamson (House of Cards), pictured here with PG’s (front right-left) Warren Lomax, Jakki Brown and Sue Marks.

Best Transport Calendar

Cycling from Carousel Calendars

England by Rail from Pomegranate

Fiat 500 from Avonside Publishing

Flying Scotsman from Carousel Calendars

VW from Danilo

 

Best Scenic Calendar

Astronomy Photographers of the Year from Flame Tree Publishing

Cornwall from Emma Ball

Lights & Landscape from Maverick Arts Publishing Lunar from Universe Publishing

National Geographic Landscapes from TeNeues

 

Best Art or Design Calendar

British Coastlines from Carousel Calendars

Caroline Gardner Ditsy from Portico Designs

Roald Dahl from Portico Designs

Turnowsky Greenline from TeNeues

TV Boy from TeNeues

 

Best Charity Calendar

Calendar Girls from Rose Calendars

Chester Zoo from Chester Zoo

RNLI Gallery from Carousel Calendars

Unicef from Portico Designs

The Wildlife Trusts from The Eco-Friendly Card Co

 

Member of the Judging Panel, Debbie Wigglesworth of The Paper Library and The Paper Collaborative carefully considered the design as well as the production values of the entries.
Member of the Judging Panel, Debbie Wigglesworth of The Paper Library and The Paper Collaborative carefully considered the design as well as the production values of the entries.

Best Music, Talent or Sports Calendar

The Beatles Collectors from Danilo

David Bowie from BrownTrout

English Football History from Flame Tree Publishing

Justin Bieber from Danilo

Pink Floyd 45th Anniversary from Pyramid International

 

Best Humorous Calendar

Hurrah for Gin from Portico Designs

The Little World of Liz Climo from Andrew McMeel

Naughty Dogs from Jo Clark Design

Spike Milligan from Flame Tree Publishing

Underwater Dogs from BrownTrout

 

Best Family Organiser or Planner

The Great British Bake Off from Danilo

The Gruffalo from TeNeues

Happy Jackson from Danilo

Marmite Week to View from Carousel Calendars

Mindful Living from Andrew McMeel

 

Best Advent Calendar

3D Winter Critters from Roger la Borde

Angela Harding’s Winter’s Tail from Art Angels

Christmas Village from Woodmansterne Publications

Jelly Bean Factory from Kimm & Miller

Milan Cathedral from Woodmansterne Publications

 

Some of judges consider entries for the Art & Design category.
Some of judges consider entries for the Art & Design category.

Best Diary – Generic

Dotty Royal Blue from Castelli

Illustrated Desk Diary from Wrendale Designs

Let’s Do This from Graphique De France

Mum’s Fabric from Carousel Calendars

Trigg Life Mapper from Moving Stationery

 

Best Diary – Licensed

The Bright Side from Really Good

Caroline Gardner Hearts from Portico Designs

Moomin from Flame Tree Publishing

Pusheen from Danilo Promotions

Royal Horticultural Society from The Quarto Group

 

Best Desk Calendar

Johanna Basford from Andrew McMeel UK

The Little World of Liz Climo from Andrew McMeel UK

National Gallery Masterpieces from The National Gallery

Paper Ninja from Portico Designs

Pokémon from Danilo

 

Cheers! Some of the judging panel toasting the success of the inaugural Calies.

Best Corporate (B2B) Bespoke Calendar

Heygate + Sons from Brunel Trade Services

The Lost Gardens of Heligan from The Eco-Friendly Card Co

Marriage’s Master Millers from Rose Calendars

Westonbirt Arboretum from The Eco-Friendly Card Co

 

Best Corporate (B2B) Animals and the Natural World Calendar

Born Free from Novercal

Face to Face from Allan and Bertram

Life of Trees from Rose Calendars

Untamed from Allan and Bertram

 

Best Corporate (B2B) Contemporary Calendar

Inspiring Together from Turnowsky

Perspectives from Novercal

Pulse from Turnowsky

Swarez from Allan and Bertram

 

Best Corporate (B2B) Scenic Calendar

360 Interactive from Rose Calendars

Explorer from Allan and Bertram

In Vision Calendar from Novercal

View from Allan and Bertram

 

Among the key sponsors and supporters of The Calies are (right-left) Michael Rose (Rose Calendars), David Jones (Premier Paper) and Nigel Green (Eight Days a Week).

Best Corporate (B2B) Special Interest or Humour Calendar

Bridges from Allan and Bertram

Force 10 from Rose Calendars

Natural Contrasts from Rose Calendars

Ultimate Golf from Reeve Calendars

 

The Calendar Ambassador Award 2017

No finalists are announced for this award, but contenders are being sought for nominees of those who have contributed to the calendar and diary sector.

These new awards are the successors to the National Calendar Awards (NCAs), which have been running for the last decade (which in turn were a progression from the National Business Calendar Awards which initially only recognised business calendars).

The Calies are being well supported by leading calendar publishers, diary manufacturers and dedicated trade suppliers.

There are currently five headline sponsors of The Calies 2017 – Calendar Club, Carousel Calendars, Danilo, Eight Days A Week and Rose Calendars. In addition, there are also a growing number of official supporters, which currently include Allan + Bertram, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Avonside, BrownTrout, Emma Ball, Flame Tree Publishing, Graphique de France, Pomegranate, Portico Designs, Premier Paper, Tallon, Tams Packaging and TeNeues.

Adding his endorsement of The Calies, from both a retailer and publisher perspective, David Pike, managing director of Calendar Club and Carousel said: “We are pleased to see the National Calendar Awards being re-vitalised and broadened, in terms of both the publishers and the retailers taking part. We are also excited that the rejuvenation of the awards represents an opportunity to promote calendars as a product to retailers and the end-customer.”

www.theukcalendarawards.co.uk

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