Publishers in Licensing Awards 2022 finals

Woodmansterne, Danilo, Cardology, Tache Crafts and Moonpig up for award

Greeting cards have hit the headlines in The Licensing Awards 2022 with the announcement of finalists across all categories.

Cardology, Danilo, Moonpig, Tache Crafts and Woodmansterne are five of the nine finalists in the Best Licensed Paper Products Or Stationery Range category of these revered awards, which once again attracted a phenomenal number of entries from those who produce licensed merchandise.

“We’re delighted to be nominated,” Dan Grant, Danilo’s licensing director, told PG Buzz, “it’s great news that our Squid Game product range has reached the finals of the Licensing Awards.

“it’s an award for the team who signed the licence, produced the stock and got it into retail within a couple of weeks – a true team effort between Danilo, Netflix and CAA-GBG to get this range into the market so quickly.”

Above: Nadiya Hussain from Woodmansterne and Danilo’s first Squid Games calendar
Above: Nadiya Hussain from Woodmansterne and Danilo’s first Squid Games calendar

Commenting on Woodmansterne’s place in the finals Kate Leach, the publisher’s head of marketing, added: “We are absolutely delighted to be nominated for our Nadiya Hussain range. Nadiya was an absolute joy to work with and we’re incredibly proud of the range using her unique phraseology and exciting sentiments – everyone is delighted with the outcome. And it’s nice to be recognised by the industry with the awards nomination.”

Above: Cardology’s DC Comics Pride Collection, Tache’s Unilever Food Brand and Moonpig’s Disney Princess Diversity & Inclusion range
Above: Cardology’s DC Comics Pride Collection, Tache’s Unilever Food Brand and Moonpig’s Disney Princess Diversity & Inclusion range

Around 200 retail buyers formed the Licensing Awards judging panel, each offering their expert input across the product categories. The panel included executives from Asda, Character.com, DFS, Dobbies, FatFace, HMV, Homebase, Home Bargains, John Lewis & Partners, M&S, Moonpig, Next, Pep & Co, Pets At Home, Primark, Selfridges, Tesco, TruffleShuffle and Vanilla Underground.

And various validation panels have convened to discuss, debate and validate all the other categories to arrive at the worthy finalists for licensing activity between 1 June, 2021, and 31 May, 2022.

The Licensing Awards are owned and organised by Max Publishing, the media group which owns Progressive Greetings magazine and PG Live, among other leading trade titles and awards events.

The full list of finalists can be found here, the Best Licensed Paper Products Or Stationery Range finalists are:

  • DC Comics Pride Collection from Cardology
  • Disney Princess Diversity & Inclusion Greeting Card Collection from Moonpig
  • Mr Men & Little Miss Stationery Range for Paperchase from A2V
  • Nadiya Hussain Greeting Card Collection from Woodmansterne Publications
  • Squid Game Calendar, Diary & Card Range from Danilo Promotions
  • Unilever Food Brand Greeting Cards from Tache Cards
  • Warner Bros Movies VHS Notebook Collection from Pyramid International
  • Wizarding World Stationery Collection from Primark
  • Xbox Stationery Collection from Blueprint Collections

All winners will be announced on Tuesday, 13 September, 2022, at a glittering ceremony held in The Great Room at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Tickets and tables can be reserved quickly and securely online by visiting Max-Tickets.net or by contacting Clare Hollick at Create Events: clare@createvents.co.uk or 01183 340085.

For sponsorship, entry enquiries or general questions regarding The Licensing Awards, please contact Ian HyderJakki Brown or Rob Willis.

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