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 are unveiled at THE big night in the greeting card industry calendar attended by 1,000 people from all walks of the card trade, including a myriad of publishers, retailers, artists, overseas distributors, and suppliers. (This year The Henries 2015 extravaganza is on Thursday October 8 at The Lancaster London Hotel in London). (See Tickets)
Because The Henries Awards is 20 years-old this year(!), The Henries Awards 2015 will be on a glamorous 1920s theme... So 'roar' into action and enter your card range!
All entries should be sent to the following address by June 23:
The Henries, Progressive Greetings, United House, North Road, London, N7 9DP