PRODUCT CATEGORIES

This section of the website includes all the information to enable you to enter all of the product award categories of The Henries 2022. These annual awards are open to all UK/Ireland-based greeting card publishers or distributors.

 

Entry of all of the product categories will be completed entirely online (this includes uploading imagery). This means that unlike in previous years, there is no need to send any physical samples of cards or wrappings. Publishers are asked to submit five jpegs of different designs for each entry. (These jpegs should be a maximum of 2,500 px wide x 2,500 pix wide, 300 dpi and no more than 2 MB each). You can re-size images at tinypng.com

The Henries product awards (other than The Henry Cole Classic category) are for ranges (or updates to existing ranges) that have been launched into UK retail during the year 15 June 2021 - 15 June 2022


The awards, as ever, are free to enter. Publishers can submit entries into as many categories as they wish as make multiple entries into individual categories.

This year, for the first time, there will be a two-stage judging process. The initial judging stage will take place online. As a result of this, a shortlist of contenders will be arrived at. Following this, a live judging round of all shortlisted entries will take place, (again being judged entirely by retailers) for which publishers will be asked to supply actual physical card samples. These will be mounted on boards and presented to the judges and their votes will decide the finalists and winner in all the product categories.

The deadline for entering this award is midnight on 15 June 2022.


To enter any of The Henries categories you will first need to register and create a password. You only need to do this once, as the registration covers you for all categories. Once you have done this it will mean that you will be able to save your submission progress as well as go back and edit your entries right up until the deadline.

Click on the relevant category box below to see the full criteria and begin your entry. (If you haven’t registered with a password already it will prompt you to do this).
Good luck!

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Best Diversity and Inclusion Range

Open to: All greeting card ranges (humorous and non-humorous) that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022 that reflect diversity and inclusivity. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs that have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Art Range

Open to: All art (fine art, contemporary and illustrative, but not photographic) greeting card ranges that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs that have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered

Best Humorous Range

Open to: All humorous greeting card ranges that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs which have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Children’s Range

Open to: All greeting card ranges aimed at children that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs that have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Licensed Range

Open to: All greeting card ranges that are published under licence (eg entertainment properties, brands or named artists) that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs which have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Traditional Words and Sentiments Range

Open to: All traditional ‘words and sentiments’ greeting card ranges that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs that have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Contemporary Trend Range

Open to: All greeting card ranges which demonstrate a current trend, be it in subject matter, terminology or production technique, that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs that have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Relations and/or Occasions Range

Open to: All relations and/or occasions greeting card ranges that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs that have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Handmade or Hand-finished Range

Open to: All greeting card ranges which are either completely handmade or include a hand-finished element, that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs that have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Photographic Range

Open to: All photographic greeting card ranges that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs that have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Contemporary Words and Sentiments Range

Open to: All contemporary ‘words and sentiments’ greeting card ranges that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs that have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Male Range

Open to: All non-humorous greeting card ranges aimed at male recipients that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs that have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Christmas Counter Range

Open to: All single Christmas card ranges that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs which have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Christmas Box or Pack Collection

Open to: All Christmas boxes or packs that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. These can be branded, own brand or charity products.

Best Cute Range

Open to: All cute greeting card ranges that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022.In the case of an ongoing range, only designs which have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Spring Seasons Range

Open to: For this year only, and just in this category, due to the knock on effects of the pandemic, all Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter and Father’s Day greeting card ranges that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2020 and 15 June 2022 can be entered. This two year window accommodates those publishers who carried forward Spring Seasons ranges. Entries should be event-specific, ie Publishers should submit a separate entry for Valentine’s Day, a separate entry for Mother’s Day etc.

Best Giftwrappings Range

Open to: All giftwrapping ranges (either ranges of sheet wrap or collections of co-ordinated wrappings such as boxes, bags, ribbons etc) that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs that have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

Best Wholesale Range

Open to: All greeting card ranges sold via the wholesale distributor/cash & carry channel that have been launched into UK retail (bricks and mortar and/or online) between 15 June 2021 and 15 June 2022. In the case of an ongoing range, only designs that have been launched during the aforementioned dates should be entered.

The Henry Cole Classic Award

Open to: All greeting card ranges that have stood the test of time, having been published for at least the last eight years. The range must currently be on sale in some shape or form. Ranges can only win a Henry Cole Classic award once and then will be added to the Henry Cole Classic ‘Hall of Fame’. Previous winners include: Bestie from Paperlink, The Bright Side from Really Good; The Country Set from Wrendale Designs; Eric the Penguin from GBCC; Forever Friends from Hallmark; Giggles from UKG; Ink Press from The Art File; Me to You from Carte Blanche; Medici Cards Blue Label from GBCC; On The Ceiling from Emotional Rescue; Pizazz from Nigel Quiney Publications; Pop-Ups from Second Nature; Quentin Blake from Woodmansterne Publications, Rainbow from Ling Design and Virtual Safari from Emotional Rescue.

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