The Calies 2018 Finalists Revealed

Retail buyers from Calendar Club, Clintons, John Lewis, HMV, Waterstones, Card Factory and House of Cards, as well as design and production experts made a potent judging panel for The Calies 2018 awards, the dedicated industry awards for calendars, diaries and Advents.

Above: (left-right) Waterstones’ Claire Quinn, PG’s Jakki Brown, Debbie Wigglesworth (of The Paper Collaborative) and Nigel Williamson (House of Cards) at the judging.
Above: (left-right) Waterstones’ Claire Quinn, PG’s Jakki Brown, Debbie Wigglesworth (of The Paper Collaborative) and Nigel Williamson (House of Cards) at the judging.

“Having debuted last year, the increased engagement from the calendar sector, be it the variety of publishers who entered, the calibre of retail buyers who judged as well as the commitment from sponsors makes The Calies 2018 a definite date to remember,” quipped Warren Lomax, joint md of Max Publishing, which owns and organises The Calies (as well as Progressive Greetings).

Above: John Lewis’ Caroline Bromilow (left) and Clintons’ Ruth Young consider some of the large format B2B entries.
Above: John Lewis’ Caroline Bromilow (left) and Clintons’ Ruth Young consider some of the large format B2B entries.
Above: Card Factory’s Zoe Proctor scrutinising one of the family organiser entries.
Above: Card Factory’s Zoe Proctor scrutinising one of the family organiser entries.
Above: As a left-hander himself, Miles Robinson (of House of Cards) was keen to put a Left-Handed Diary to the test!
Above: As a left-hander himself, Miles Robinson (of House of Cards) was keen to put a Left-Handed Diary to the test!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Calies 2018 finalists are:

Best Animal Kingdom Calendar   
BBC Blue Planet II from Danilo
Dogs of the World from Legami Milano (distributed by Lime Stationery)
Horses from Graphique de France
Juniper the Happiest Fox from Chronicle Books
Wildlife Photographer Of The Year from Portico Designs

Best Corporate (B2B) Animals or the Natural World Calendar
Deep Blue from Rose Calendars
Kindred Spirits from Reeve Calendars
Nature’s Architecture from Allan & Bertram
Untamed from Allan & Bertram

Best Transport Calendar   

England By Rail from Pomegranate Europe
Fiat 500 from Avonside Publishing
National Railway Museum – Britain By Rail from Carousel Calendars
Nostalgia Collection from Rothbury Publishing
VW Campervan from Danilo

Best Scenic Calendar

Earth and Space from Chronicle Books
London from Avonside Publishing
London by Lamplight from Flame Tree Publishing
Lunar from Andrews McMeel UK
New York from Carousel Calendars

Best Corporate (B2B) Scenic Calendar

Scenic Tour of Scotland from Reeve Calendars
State of the Art from Allan & Bertram
View from Allan & Bertram
Worldwide from Brunel Trade Services

Best Art, Illustration or Design Calendar

Clip Calendar from The Passenger Press
Daily Dress from Abrams Books
London from Legami Milano (distributed by Lime Stationery)
Natural History from Brown Trout Publishers
Seed Calendar from Seedlings Cards + Gifts

Best Corporate (B2B) Contemporary Calendar

360 Interactive from Rose Calendars
Ethos from Rose Calendars
Inspirations from Brunel Trade Services
Swarez from Allan & Bertram

Best Charity Calendar
Bliss Welcome to the World Little Fighter from The Gray Studio
RSPB Ailsa Black Naturally Organised Family Calendar from Carousel Calendars
TNRP/Balls to Cancer The Naked Rugby Players from Diverse Retailing
WWF Amazing Species from Carousel Calendars
WWT Wetlands for life from The Eco-Friendly Card Co

Best Corporate (B2B) Special Interest or Humorous Calendar

Bizarre World of Work from Reeve Calendars
Force 10 from Rose Calendars
Reach For The Sky from Brunel Trade Services
Vintage Power from Allan & Bertram

Best Music, Talent or Sports Calendar

Bob Marley from Pyramid International
Celebs at Home from Brown Trout Publishers
Cycling from Carousel Calendars
David Bowie Collectors Edition from Danilo
Kylie Minogue from Danilo

Best Corporate (B2B) Bespoke Calendar

Beth Chatto’s Garden through the seasons from The Beth Chatto Gardens
Electric Rock Rodney Mathews from Rose Calendars
Marriage’s the Master Millers from Marriage’s the Master Millers
Westonbirt The National Arboretum from The Eco-friendly Card Co

Best Entertainment or Humorous Calendar

Harry Potter Deluxe from Danilo
Hurrah For Gin from Portico Designs
Modern Toss from teNeues
Spike Milligan from Flame Tree Publishing
Star Wars Deluxe Calendar from Danilo

Best Family Organiser or Planner

Darth Vader and Family from Chronicle Books
Family Calendar from Wrendale Designs
Great British Bake Off from Danilo
Oliver Bonas 2019 Wall Calendar from Quadrille Publishing
Organised Family Week To View from Carousel Calendars

Best Advent Calendar

Angela Harding Three Hares from Art Angels
Badge Advent from Seedlings Cards + Gifts
The Crafty Lass Adventure from The Crafty Lass
Moonlight Silhouette from Alison Gardiner Designs
Northern Lights from Roger La Borde
Off The Leash from Caltime by Woodmansterne
Sally Swannell from Wrendale Designs

Best Diary – Generic

Desk Diary from Wrendale Designs
Hi Five from Graphique de France
Inkwell + Feather from English Graphics
Organised Chaos from IG Design Group
Today Is A Good Day from Carousel Calendars

Best Diary – Licensed

Banksy’s Graffiti from Brown Trout Publishers
Get It Together from Andrews McMeel UK
Oliver Bonas A4 Diary from Quadrille Publishing
Royal Observatory Greenwich Desk Diary from Flame Tree Publishing
Winnie the Pooh from Pyramid International

Best Desk Calendar

Beermat Calendar from Passenger Press
Doctor Who Desk Pad from Danilo
Gorjuss Perpetual Desk Calendar from Santoro London
National Geographic Photo Of The Day from Carousel Calendars
Rick and Morty Magic Cube from Danilo
 
The Calies’ Calendar Ambassador 2018

This award is for someone who has contributed greatly to the calendar sector. The recipient of this award is decided as a result of nominations received. The nominees can be from the publishing, retailing or supply sides of the industry.

The winners of The Calies will be announced at a stunning late afternoon/early evening awards event that will take place at the historic Stationers’ Hall, adjacent to St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday 28 November.

Tickets for The Calies awards event (which includes drinks, canapés and awards ceremony) are available from Clare or Emma from Createvents on 0118 334 0085. Email clare@createvents.co.uk Tickets cost £45 + VAT

 

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