The Calies 2019 Winners Revealed

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,, Pomegranate, Portico Designs, Sandbox, Tams and teNeues Publishing.

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