The Calies 2019 awards event, which took place tonight (19 November) at London’s Stationers’ Hall, was definitely worthy of an entry ‘in the diary’ as calendar and diary publishers of all shapes and sizes were duly feted in the UK’s only dedicated awards for calendars, diaries and Advents.
Among the delighted winners of what are the third ever Calies awards are Abrams & Chronicle Books, Allan & Bertram, BrownTrout Publishers, Carousel Calendars, Danilo, English Graphics, Rose Calendars, Seedlings Cards & Gifts, teNeues Calendars and Wrendale Designs.
The Calies, (which supercede the National Calendar Awards), are organised by Max Publishing, with the full support from the calendar and diary sector.
“The Calies not only celebrate the excellence and innovation that exude on the product front, but also serve to champion the product area giving the sector greater visibility and credibility which is so valuable in these challenging times,” stated Warren Lomax, joint md of Max Publishing.
Hazel Walker, senior buyer of Waterstones shared her insights on the market in an engaging pre-awards speech before handing over to comedian Stuart Goldsmith who hosted the awards ceremony peppered with his quick-witted observations.
Providing an emotional crescendo to the awards’ official proceedings, industry stalwart Nigel Green, owner of Eight Days a Week was presented with the prestigious Calendar Ambassador Award 2019 for his commitment and passion for the sector over many years.
Here are the winners…
Best Animal Kingdom Calendar – Deluxe Wildlife Edition Seed Calendar from Seedlings Cards & Gifts
Best Corporate (B2B) Animals or the Natural World Calendar – Untamed from Allan & Bertram
Best Transport Calendar – Haynes Classic from teNeues Calendars
Best Scenic Calendar – National Trust Seasons from Carousel Calendars
Best Corporate (B2B) Scenic Calendar – 360 Interactive from Rose Calendars
Best Art, Illustration or Design Calendar – Ben Rothery Illustrator Natural History from BrownTrout Publishers
Best Corporate (B2B) Contemporary Calendar – Iconic Structures from Rose Calendars
Best Charity Calendar – Marine Conservation Society Sea Change from Carousel Calendars
Best Corporate (B2B) Special Interest, Bespoke or Humorous Calendar – Maritime Gallery from Allan & Bertram
Best Music, Talent or Sports Calendar – Liverpool FC Collector’s Edition Box Set from Danilo Promotions
Best Entertainment or Humorous Calendar – Peaky Blinders from Danilo Promotions
Best Family Organiser or Planner – The Country Set Family Organiser from Wrendale Designs
Best Advent Calendar – The Met Toy Shop Pop-Up from Abrams
Best Diary – Generic – One Line A Day from Chronicle Books
Best Diary – Licensed – Blue Planet II from Danilo Promotions
Best Desk Calendar – Dog Lovers from English Graphics
The Calies’ Calendar Ambassador 2019 – Nigel Green, owner of Eight Days A Week
Testament to the industry engagement with The Calies 2019, is the stellar line-up of headline sponsors and official supporters. The headline sponsors this year are Calendar Club, Carousel Calendars, Danilo, Eight Days A Week, Premier Paper Group, Reeve Calendars, Renz and Rose Calendars.
The official supporters are Allan & Bertram, Andrews McMeel UK, Avonside Publishing, BrownTrout Publishers, Flame Tree Publishing, Grange Communications, Graphique de France, PG Live, PGBuzz.net, Pomegranate, Portico Designs, Sandbox, Tams and teNeues Publishing.