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Stationery Today 2016 - Day 2

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S TAT I O N E RY TR E N DS .COM | Monday, May 16, 2016 SHOW HOURS Sunday, May 15 - Tuesday, May 17 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 10 a.m.-1 p.m. TODAY'S SEMINARS Room 1C03 Color/Design at a Crossroads: Finding the Most Directional Trends 9-10 a.m. New Day/Time Change Creative Marketing on a Shoestring Budget 12-1:30 p.m. FULL SCHEDULE ON PAGE 17 TODAY at a glance STATIONERY TODAY D A Y THE OFFICIAL NATIONAL STATIONERY SHOW ® DAILY 2 Wrapping with the Wow Factor 10:30 a.m. Fun In-Store Coloring Events 1:30 p.m. Easy to Make, Exquisite Crepe Paper Flowers 2:30 p.m. Mel's Picks of the Day 3:30 p.m. Show Specials Exhibitor Profiles Product Peek INSIDE NSS COCKTAIL CRAWL Today, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Signature cocktails hosted by Avanti – booth 2602, Allport Editions – booth 2327 and Pickett's Press – booth 2836 are yours to enjoy this afternoon from 4-6 p.m. NSS will host its signature drink in booth 1874. LIVE @NSS ACTIVITIES NSS Theater Programs, Rear 1100 Aisle Greeting Card Association names 2016 LOUIE Award winners T he Greeting Card Association announced the winners of the 2016 LOUIE Awards at last night's 75th anniversary gala. Among the winners in 60 categories, two companies took top honors: Sunrise Greetings won Card of the Year, $4 and below category and Rifle Paper Company was honored with Card of the Year, $4 and above category. Hallmark Cards won the inaugural Judge's Award for Excellence. The GCA recognized two companies with its Rising Star Award: Matrick and Eve won the $4 and below category and Paper Epiphanies won the $4 and above category. In addition, the GCA presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Leanin' Tree Founder Ed Trumble, for his leadership and contributions to the industry. "The LOUIE's salute creativity, artistry and imagination, and demonstrate the significance of greeting cards in this digital age," said Carlos LLansó, GCA president and CEO, Legacy Publishing Group. "There's nothing like sending (and receiving) a greeting card when you want to congratulate, console or just let a friend or loved one know you're thinking about them," he said. Launched in 1988, the LOUIEs honor Louis Prang, the German-born Boston lithographer and publisher known as the "Father of the American Christmas Card." More than 240 companies throughout the world submitted nearly 1,000 entries for competition. All entries were marketed and sold in the U.S. last year, and 72 companies had at least one card advance to the finalist round. A panel of 20 industry experts judged all entries against five criteria: originality, impact, design excellence, "sendability," and value; all identifying information about the entrant was withdrawn from the entries. A Blue Ribbon Panel of six judges selected the "Cards of the Year" and "Judge's Award for Excellence" from among all categories. In addition to the LOUIEs, the GCA recognizes individuals who have made a significant and enduring contribution to the industry through their work, dedication, creativity and excellence. "We wanted to celebrate the GCA's 75th anniversary in a very special way and when our Executive Committee considered Ed Trumble for the GCA's Lifetime Achievement Award, the decision was an easy one," said Peter Doherty, CAE, executive director, GCA. "This year, there's no one more deserving than Ed and I want to thank him for being such a pioneer in our industry," said Doherty. See the full list of winners on page 2. Best New Product Award winners announced T his year's NSS is well underway, and by now you've (hopefully) had a chance to stop by the Crystal Palace to see the beautiful Best New Product display to check out some of the amazing companies that have been nominated for a Best New Product award. Fashion Institute of Technology students and their State University of New York counterparts collaborated to design this year's display. A panel of both trade and consumer publication editors and retailers were selected to judge each of the products, and winners were announced yesterday afternoon in each of the eight categories, including Paper Love, DIY, Celebrations, Lifestyle, The Desktop, All Things Wedding, Eco Chic and Seasonal Greats. SEE ALL WINNERS ON PAGE 2 SEE ALL WINNERS ON PAGE 19 Card of the Year winners: Sunrise Greetings, left, $4.00 and below; Rifle Paper Company, right, above $4.00

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