THE 5TH ANNUAL TRENDY AWARDS PROGRAM IS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES.
The Trendy Awards recognize the latest trends and the best in the industry in greeting cards, gifts and all things stationery. New for 2014: Trough a two-tier phase of voting, retailers will vote to select the finalists in Round One, but Round Two winners will be chosen by a panel of at least 15 distinguished stationery industry judges. Award categories are baby, bridal, green, greeting cards, holiday and office.
The winners will be those with the most votes in each category in round two and will be awarded a "Trendy" and be named a winner of the Stationery Trends Awards.
Industry members 18 years of age or older who register via this Web site can vote. Each registered voter will be allowed to vote once during Round One voting. You cannot vote without registering. There is no charge for voter registration.
Voters will be required to provide a valid email address and complete the form located on this Web site. Click here to register.
Registration will be open throughout the duration of the competition.
New 2014 Voting Integrity Policy
To maintain the level of integrity of the Trendys award process, the following new policy has been introduced for the 2014 program.
1. Retailers will vote for the finalists in Round 1.
2. A panel of at least 15 distinguished stationery industry judges, which will not include manufacturers or designers, will choose round two winners.
3. Entrants are encouraged to promote their entries to gain added exposure through social media marketing strategies. But keep in mind that the Trendy Awards are intended to be an industry program and should be marketed to retailers and others within the industry to vote. If it is brought to the attention of Stationery Trends magazine staff that an entrant is conducting giveaways, offers of discounts, etc., in exchange for votes, entrant and all entered products will be disqualified with no refund of entry fees.
Round 1 Voting - All Entries
Voting begins 8 a.m. Eastern time on Monday, March 3, 2014.
Vote thumbs up or down on every entry in each category.
You cannot vote more than once for the same entry.
Round 1 voting ends at 8:00 a.m. Eastern time on Monday, March 17, 2014.
The top 10 finalists per category will be announced Monday, March 24, and an announcement will be made that week via our website, an email blast and social media.
Round 2 Voting - Top finalists voted on by judging panel
Round Two winners will be chosen by a panel of at least 15 distinguished stationery industry judges.
Winners will be announced the week of April 14 on our Web site and via email blast and social media. Winners will be featured in the summer issue of Stationery Trends, and the finalist entries from all six categories will be available for viewing at the Stationery Trends booth during the National Stationery Show.