As announced recently on PG Buzz, the UK Calendar Industry Awards, to become known as The Calies, are to make their debut this year. The website for The Calies, including the downloadable entry form have now gone live.
The deadline for entering is Monday 11 September.
These significant new awards, being launched by Max Publishing, will recognise excellence in the calendar, advent calendar and diaries sector, including retail, charity and corporate (B2B) titles. The Calies are the successors to the National Calendar Awards (NCAs), which have been running for the last decade (which in turn were a progression from the National Business Calendar Awards which initially only recognised business calendars).
The Calies are being well supported by a group of leading calendar publishers, diary manufacturers and dedicated trade suppliers.
There are currently five headline sponsors of The Calies 2017 – Calendar Club, Carousel Calendars, Danilo, Eight Days A Week and Rose Calendars. In addition, there are also a growing number of official supporters, which currently include Andrews McMeel Publishing, Avonside, BrownTrout, Flame Tree Publishing, Graphique de France, Pomegranate, Tallon and TeNeues.
Adding his endorsement to The Calies from both a retailer and publisher perspective, David Pike, managing director of Calendar Club and Carousel Calendars said: “We are pleased to see the National Calendar Awards being re-vitalised and broadened, in terms of both the publishers and the retailers taking part. We are also excited that the rejuvenation of the awards represents an opportunity to promote calendars as a product to retailers and the end-customer.”
Entering The Calies is easy and free of charge with downloadable entry forms for all categories on the website. The retail entries will be judged by a panel of knowledgeable retail buyers while the corporate (B2B) categories will go under the scrutiny of industry and design experts.
The deadline for entering is Monday September 11.
The winners of The Calies will be unveiled at a memorable afternoon/early evening awards event to be held on Wednesday 29 November 2017 at the historic Stationers’ Hall, in the City of London.