Revealing The Calies’ 2019 Finalists 

Buyers from Calendar Club, Waterstones, John Lewis and House of Cards joined the other members of a Judging Panel to arrive at the finalists for The Calies, the UK calendar, diary and Advent awards 2019.

“In what is only the third year of The Calies, testament to the strength and diversity of the sector, we received well over 450 entries from 40 different publishers this year, each and every one a good reason to mark time!” stated Warren Lomax, md of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Calies.

Publishers Abrams & Chronicle, Alison Gardiner, Allan & BertramAndrews McMeel Publishing, Art Angels, Avonside, Brainbox Candy, BrownTrout, Carousel, Castelli, Danilo, The Eco-friendly Card Company, English Graphics, Flame TreeGraphique de France, Hallmark, Hardie Grant, Ling, Pomegranate, Portico, Pyramid, Really Good, Roger la Borde, Rose, Seedlings, teNeues, Woodmansterne and Wrendale all have calendars, diaries and Advents which feature among the contenders for this year’s prestigious awards.

Above: The Calies judging panel and organisers. (Left-right bottom row to top row) Lisa Rutherford (John Lewis), Miles Robinson (House of Cards), Nick Henry (Gould), Jakki Brown (PG), Becky Salter (Calendar Club), Beth Adams (John Lewis), Iain Bullock (Renz), Tim Reynolds (Medici), Claire Quinn (Waterstones), Warren Lomax (PG), Hazel Walker (Waterstones), Mark Grayson (Max Publishing), Rob Dand (Calendar Club), Nigel Williamson (House of Cards) and Dermot Callaghan (Renz).
Above: The Calies judging panel and organisers. (Right-left bottom row to top row) Lisa Rutherford (John Lewis), Miles Robinson (House of Cards), Nick Henry (Gould), Jakki Brown (PG), Becky Salter (Calendar Club), Beth Adams (John Lewis), Iain Bullock (Renz), Tim Reynolds (Medici), Claire Quinn (Waterstones), Warren Lomax (PG), Hazel Walker (Waterstones), Mark Grayson (Max Publishing), Rob Dand (Calendar Club), Nigel Williamson (House of Cards) and Dermot Callaghan (Renz).

The finalists of The Calies 2019 (shown in alphabetical order by title).

 

Best Animal Kingdom Calendar  

Deluxe Wildlife Edition Seed Calendar from Seedlings Cards & Gifts

I Like Birds’ Birds & Blooms Limited Edition from BrownTrout Publishers

Marine Conservation Society Sea Change from Carousel Calendars

National Geographic Tigers from Carousel Calendars

Seven Worlds One Planet from Danilo Promotions

 

Best Corporate (B2B) Animals or the Natural World Calendar 

Deep Blue from Rose Calendars

Face 2 Face from Allan & Bertram

Nature’s Architecture from Allan & Bertram

Untamed from Allan & Bertram

Above: Waterstones’ senior buyer Hazel Walker (left), who is to speak at The Calies’ award ceremony with buying colleague Claire Quinn.
Above: Waterstones’ senior buyer Hazel Walker (left), who is to speak at The Calies’ award ceremony with buying colleague Claire Quinn.

Best Transport Calendar   

England by Rail from Pomegranate Europe

Fiat 500 from Avonside Publishing

Haynes Classic from teNeues Calendars

Spitfires from Avonside Publishing

Trevor Mitchell’s Vintage Tractors from Carousel Calendars

The VW Campervan from Danilo Promotions

 

Best Scenic Calendar

Earth + Space from Chronicle Books

London Calling from teNeues Calendars

Lunar Glow-In-The-Dark from Universe Publishing

Moon Landings from Flame Tree Publishing

National Trust Seasons from Carousel Calendars

Vintage Travel Posters from BrownTrout Publishers

 

Best Corporate (B2B) Scenic Calendar 

360 Interactive from Rose Calendars

Colin Prior Elementals from Rose Calendars

The Grand Tour from Allan & Bertram

On the Wing from Allan & Bertram

Above: House of Cards’ Nigel Williamson (second left) and Miles Robinson with John Lewis & Partners’ Lisa Rutherford (second right) and Bath Adams at The Calies judging.
Above: House of Cards’ Nigel Williamson (second left) and Miles Robinson with John Lewis & Partners’ Lisa Rutherford (second right) and Beth Adams at The Calies judging.

Best Art, Illustration or Design Calendar 

Ben Rothery Illustrator Natural History from BrownTrout Publishers

Darth Vader & Son from Chronicle Books

Field & Fur by Jane Bannon from The Art Group

Frida Kahlo Wall Art from Flame Tree Publishing

The Paintings of Eric Wert from Pomegranate Publishing

RHS Plant, Grow, Harvest from Carousel Calendars

 

Best Corporate (B2B) Contemporary Calendar 

Art from Allan & Bertram

Ethos from Rose Calendars

Iconic Structures from Rose Calendars

Swarez from Allan & Bertram

 

Best Charity Calendar

Battersea Here For Every Dog And Cat from Portico Designs

Greenfingers International Garden Photographer Of The Year from BrownTrout Publishers

Marine Conservation Society Sea Change from Carousel Calendars

National Geographic Great Mountains from Carousel Calendars

The Wildlife Trusts from The Eco-friendly Card Co

Above: Calendar Club’s Becky Salter with Max Publishing’s Mark Grayson.
Above: Calendar Club’s Becky Salter with Max Publishing’s Mark Grayson.

Best Corporate (B2B) Special Interest, Bespoke or Humorous Calendar 

Eagle Speedsters (bespoke) for Eagle Speedsters produced by Rose Calendars

Flying Legends from Allan & Bertram

The Lost Gardens of Heligan (bespoke) produced by The Eco-friendly Card Co

Maritime Gallery from Allan & Bertram (405)

Strongman (bespoke) for Giants Live produced by Rose Calendars

 

Best Music, Talent or Sports Calendar

The Beatles Abbey Road from Danilo Promotions

David Bowie The Man Who Sold The World from Danilo Promotions

Liverpool FC Collector’s Edition Box Set from Danilo Promotions (421)

The Modern Mamil from Portico Designs

Royal Ballet from Flame Tree Publishing

Above: Renz’s Iain Bullock.
Above: Renz’s Iain Bullock.

Best Entertainment or Humorous Calendar

Hurrah for Gin from Portico Designs

Peaky Blinders from Danilo Promotions

Pun-ny Calendar for M&S from Hallmark Cards

Spike Milligan from Flame Tree Publishing

We Rate Dogs from Andrews McMeel Publishing

 

Best Family Organiser or Planner 

The Country Set Family Organiser from Wrendale Designs

Natural History Museum Dinosaurs Family Calendar from Portico Designs

Stick Man Family Planner from teNeues Calendars

Winnie the Pooh Official Family Organiser from Danilo Promotions

Winnie the Pooh Organiser for M&S from Hallmark Cards

 

Best Advent Calendar 

The British Isles at Christmas from Caltime at Woodmansterne

Christmas Procession from Ling Design

Coppenrath’s Vintage Gramophone from Alison Gardiner

Gardeners’ Seed Advent from Seedlings Cards & Gifts

The Met Toy Shop Pop-Up from Abrams

The Night Before Christmas from Roger la Borde

Pantomime from Art Angels

Sally Swannell Father Christmas and Friend Advent Calendar from Wrendale Designs

Above: (left-right) Calendar Club’s Rob Dand, House of Cards’ Nigel Williamson and Medici’s Tim Reynolds.
Above: (left-right) Calendar Club’s Rob Dand, House of Cards’ Nigel Williamson and Medici’s Tim Reynolds.

Best Diary – Generic

The Bright Side from Really Good

Busy Bee from Graphique de France

Desk Diary from Wrendale Designs

Eden Lily Weekly Diary from Castelli Milano

One Line A Day from Chronicle Books

 

Best Diary – Licensed

Blue Planet II from Danilo Promotions

Floret’s Farm’s Cut Flower Garden from Chronicle Books

Happy Jackson from Danilo Promotions

I Like Birds from BrownTrout Publishers

Oliver Bonas from Quadrille Publishing

Winnie the Pooh A5 from Danilo Promotions

 

Best Desk Calendar 

Dog Lovers from English Graphics

F In Exams from Chronicle Books

Friends Every Day from Danilo Promotions

Modern Toss Work from Brainbox Candy

National Geographic Photo Of The Day from Carousel Calendars

TRUMPisms from Andrews McMeel

 

The Calies’ Calendar Ambassador 2019

No finalists are announced for this special award that will be given to someone who has contributed greatly to the calendar sector.

All winners will be announced at The Calies awards event, which takes place on Tuesday 19 November at Stationers’ Hall, in the City of London (5.15pm-7.45pm).

The cost is £60 + VAT per ticket. This includes drinks reception and canapés, talks and award ceremony, with networking continuing post-awards (paid bar available).

You can book tickets for The Calies online via www.max-tickets.net or contact Clare Hollick on 01733 294524 or by emailing clare@createvents.co.uk.

Above: The Calies awards event will take place once again at Stationers’ Hall in St Pauls, London.
Above: The Calies awards event will take place once again at Stationers’ Hall in St Pauls, London.

The headline sponsors of The Calies 2019 are Calendar Club, Carousel CalendarsDanilo, Eight Days a Week, PG Live, Premier Paper GroupRenz and Rose Calendars. The official supporters are Allan & BertramAndrews McMeel, Avonside, BrownTrout, Flame TreeGrangeGraphique de France, PG Live, Pomegranate, Portico Designs, Pyramid International, SandboxTallon, Tams Packaging, teNeues and Reeve Calendars.

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