The Premier Awards For The Greeting Card Industry

The Henries Celebrates Greeting Cards In The UK 
 
The UK leads the world in greeting cards, both in design and per capita send - The Henries awards celebrate this pre-eminence.
 
Named after Sir Henry Cole (who introduced the first commercially produced Christmas card over 160 years ago), The Henries were introduced by Progressive Greetings Worldwide magazine in 1996 as annual awards to shine the spotlight on greeting card ranges.

The Henries Awards are the ultimate accolades in greeting card publishing, and each year some 14,000 cards are entered!

The Henries award categories span the whole gamut of greeting card publishing, from humour to cute, art to handmade and everything in between. (See Categories).
 
The majority of the awards are for card ranges that have either been launched in the preceding year or for new designs to an existing range. The Henries awards are open to all UK publishers from the largest multi-national to the smallest one-man band. (See How To Enter)

All entries are judged by an extensive panel comprising top retail buyers from right across the retail spectrum including specialist multiples, design-led independents, small groups, department store selectors, supermarket buyers etc.
 
The Henries winners were unveiled at THE big night in the greeting card industry calendar attended by 700 people from all walks of the card trade, including a myriad of publishers, retailers, artists, overseas distributors, and suppliers. (This year The Henries 2019 extravaganza took place on Thursday October 3 at The Royal Lancaster London Hotel in London).
 
In celebration of 2019 being the centenary of the UK Greeting Card Association (GCA), The Henries 2019 took on a ‘hundred years of greeting cards’ theme – the awards event reflecting the 10 decades of the GCA and guests in attendance went to some considerable effort to pick a decade and dress accordingly! The GCA was the headline sponsor of The Henries 2019.
 
Enjoy being part of the greeting card industry’s living history! So be bold and dream, and enter your card ranges!