On your marks for NSW

Hit the hashtags for National Stationery Week and London Stationery Show

 

Ready, set – and it’s all go for National Stationery Week starting on Monday, with London Stationery Show taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

After a seven-week build up with fabulous competitions, giveaways, and social media action from sponsors Silvine, Lamy, Pilot Pens, Exaclair, Manuscript Brands, and The Art File, it’s the main event with seven days celebrating stationery and special hashtags for each one…

Monday, 13 May – #MindfulMonday with Maped Helix An extra special duo is coming with Maped Helix and The Postive Planner, with a collaboration on Instagram
Monday, 13 May – #MindfulMonday with Maped Helix
An extra special duo is coming with Maped Helix and The Postive Planner, with a collaboration on Instagram
Tuesday, 14 May – #PassionForPens with Pentel Hurry, retailers can apply for a free sample kit of Pentel Mattehop and EnerGel pens to give customers a chance to win a bundle of Pentel products worth £100. And ther’s an opportunity for retailers to win a valuable Pentel merchandising prize, but you’ll have to be quick to get your sample kit!
Tuesday, 14 May – #PassionForPens with Pentel
Hurry, retailers can apply for a free sample kit of Pentel Mattehop and EnerGel pens to give customers a chance to win a bundle of Pentel products worth £100. And ther’s an opportunity for retailers to win a valuable Pentel merchandising prize, but you’ll have to be quick to get your sample kit!
Wednesday, 15 May – #MultiCreative with Staedtler Calling all stationery lovers and independent Staedtler stockists – one of each has the chance to win an amazing creative stationery prize bundle!
Wednesday, 15 May – #MultiCreative with Staedtler
Calling all stationery lovers and independent Staedtler stockists – one of each has the chance to win an amazing creative stationery prize bundle!
Thursday, 16 May – #LoveStationery with National Stationery Week Excitement mounts with a fantastic giveaway on the day
Thursday, 16 May – #LoveStationery with National Stationery Week
Excitement mounts with a fantastic giveaway on the day
Friday, 17 May – #ItFeelsGood with Zebra Pen Zebra Pen knows true joy comes from allowing ourselves space to be who we are meant to be. So has created space for some feel-good fun, with a treasure hunt with a difference to kick off the weekend with fabulous prizes
Friday, 17 May – #ItFeelsGood with Zebra Pen
Zebra Pen knows true joy comes from allowing ourselves space to be who we are meant to be. So has created space for some feel-good fun, with a treasure hunt with a difference to kick off the weekend with fabulous prizes
Saturday, 18 May – #StationeryTakeaway with Ohh Deer Join Ohh Deer for a fun-filled day of freebies, giveaways, and stationery trivia, Six giveaways across the day on social media with 80 winners and a headline prize worth £160. Wholesale stockists can register for printable materials that instore customers can scan to enter the shop in a draw to win a £250 Ohh Deer order.
Saturday, 18 May – #StationeryTakeaway with Ohh Deer
Join Ohh Deer for a fun-filled day of freebies, giveaways, and stationery trivia, Six giveaways across the day on social media with 80 winners and a headline prize worth £160. Wholesale stockists can register for printable materials that instore customers can scan to enter the shop in a draw to win a £250 Ohh Deer order.

There are also three general hashtags – #NatStatWeek #WritingMatters #LoveStationery – so the NSW team can catch all social media posts about the week as well as London Stationery Show, which takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Above: Austin & Co and Stationery Supplies have really made the effort with their window displays
Above: Austin & Co and Stationery Supplies have really made the effort with their window displays

The sell-out show will see well over 100 exhibitors showcasing 300 brands, and there’s also a great roster of workshops and talks, including retailing celebrity Theo Paphitis, owner of Ryman and London Graphic Centre. To register to attend click here.

The celebrations have already begun with NSW ambassador Sarah Laker unveiling her special window at her Stationery Supplies store in Marple, while Malvern’s Austin & Co has also made a great effort, installing a classic Bisley desk and bespoke artwork from Dandelion Stationery.

Above: Sarah and Molly Laker are the faces behind National Stationery Week, coordinating the sponsors and social media posts – well over 200 so far and it’s not even NSW yet!
Above: Molly (left) and Sarah Laker are the faces behind National Stationery Week, coordinating the sponsors and social media posts – well over 200 so far and it’s not even NSW yet!

And there are even more stationery prizes on offer with the Rainbows Letter Writing Competition where the deadline has been extended until the end of NSW thanks to the generosity of sponsors.

Rainbows Penpal Club, one of the UK’s last proper pen and paper penpal organisations, is running its first National Letter Writing Competition that’s open to everyone.

There are three themes with a maximum of 750 words, to be written by hand and posted to Rainbows Penpal Club, 5 Walrond Court, Ilminster TA19 0HN, with the best letter in each category – a letter to a friend about your most exciting day, renewing a friendship, and talking about a long-awaiting trip of a lifetime – winning a bundle of greeting card and stationery goodies.

Full details of the competition are available here, with the deadline now extended to Saturday, 18 May, so people can enjoy writing during National Stationery Week.

Above: Generous sponsors have donated more than £500 worth of prizes for Rainbows competition
Above: Generous sponsors have donated more than £500 worth of prizes for Rainbows competition
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