The Calies 2018 Finalists Revealed!

Retail buyers from Calendar Club, Clintons, John Lewis, HMV, Waterstones, Card Factory and House of Cards, as well as design and production experts made a potent judging panel for The Calies 2018 awards, the dedicated industry awards for calendars, diaries and Advents which debuted last year from Max Publishing.

The 2018 finalists have been announced, with the winners being announced at a stunning awards event that will take place at the historic Stationers’ Hall, adjacent to St Paul’s Cathedral on November 28.
Best Animal Kingdom Calendar   

BBC Blue Planet II from Danilo
Dogs of the World from Legami Milano (distributed by Lime Stationery)
Horses from Graphique de France
Juniper the Happiest Fox from Chronicle Books
Wildlife Photographer Of The Year from Portico Designs

Best Corporate (B2B) Animals or the Natural World Calendar
Deep Blue from Rose Calendars
Kindred Spirits from Reeve Calendars
Nature’s Architecture from Allan & Bertram
Untamed from Allan & Bertram
Best Transport Calendar   

England By Rail from Pomegranate Europe
Fiat 500 from Avonside Publishing
National Railway Museum - Britain By Rail from Carousel Calendars
Nostalgia Collection from Rothbury Publishing
VW Campervan from Danilo
Best Scenic Calendar

Earth and Space from Chronicle Books
London from Avonside Publishing
London by Lamplight from Flame Tree Publishing
Lunar from Andrews McMeel UK
New York from Carousel Calendars
Best Corporate (B2B) Scenic Calendar

Scenic Tour of Scotland from Reeve Calendars
State of the Art from Allan & Bertram
View from Allan & Bertram
Worldwide from Brunel Trade Services
Best Art, Illustration or Design Calendar

Clip Calendar from The Passenger Press
Daily Dress from Abrams Books
London from Legami Milano (distributed by Lime Stationery)
Natural History from Brown Trout Publishers
Seed Calendar from Seedlings Cards + Gifts
Best Corporate (B2B) Contemporary Calendar

360 Interactive from Rose Calendars
Ethos from Rose Calendars
Inspirations from Brunel Trade Services
Swarez from Allan & Bertram
Best Charity Calendar
Bliss Welcome to the World Little Fighter from The Gray Studio
RSPB Ailsa Black Naturally Organised Family Calendar from Carousel Calendars
TNRP/Balls to Cancer The Naked Rugby Players from Diverse Retailing
WWF Amazing Species from Carousel Calendars
WWT Wetlands for life from The Eco-Friendly Card Co
Best Corporate (B2B) Special Interest or Humorous Calendar

Bizarre World of Work from Reeve Calendars
Force 10 from Rose Calendars
Reach For The Sky from Brunel Trade Services
Vintage Power from Allan & Bertram
Best Music, Talent or Sports Calendar

Bob Marley from Pyramid International
Celebs at Home from Brown Trout Publishers
Cycling from Carousel Calendars
David Bowie Collectors Edition from Danilo
Kylie Minogue from Danilo
Best Corporate (B2B) Bespoke Calendar

Beth Chatto's Garden through the seasons from The Beth Chatto Gardens
Electric Rock Rodney Mathews from Rose Calendars
Marriage's the Master Millers from Marriage's the Master Millers
Westonbirt The National Arboretum from The Eco-friendly Card Co
Best Entertainment or Humorous Calendar

Harry Potter Deluxe from Danilo
Hurrah For Gin from Portico Designs
Modern Toss from teNeues
Spike Milligan from Flame Tree Publishing
Star Wars Deluxe Calendar from Danilo
Best Family Organiser or Planner

Darth Vader and Family from Chronicle Books
Family Calendar from Wrendale Designs
Great British Bake Off from Danilo
Oliver Bonas 2019 Wall Calendar from Quadrille Publishing
Organised Family Week To View from Carousel Calendars
Best Advent Calendar

Angela Harding Three Hares from Art Angels
Badge Advent from Seedlings Cards + Gifts
The Crafty Lass Adventure from The Crafty Lass
Moonlight Silhouette from Alison Gardiner Designs
Northern Lights from Roger La Borde
Off The Leash from Caltime by Woodmansterne
Sally Swannell from Wrendale Designs
Best Diary – Generic

Desk Diary from Wrendale Designs
Hi Five from Graphique de France
Inkwell + Feather from English Graphics
Organised Chaos from IG Design Group
Today Is A Good Day from Carousel Calendars
Best Diary – Licensed

Banksy’s Graffiti from Brown Trout Publishers
Get It Together from Andrews McMeel UK
Oliver Bonas A4 Diary from Quadrille Publishing
Royal Observatory Greenwich Desk Diary from Flame Tree Publishing
Winnie the Pooh from Pyramid International
Best Desk Calendar

Beermat Calendar from Passenger Press
Doctor Who Desk Pad from Danilo
Gorjuss Perpetual Desk Calendar from Santoro London
National Geographic Photo Of The Day from Carousel Calendars
Rick and Morty Magic Cube from Danilo
The Calies’ Calendar Ambassador 2018

This award is for someone who has contributed greatly to the calendar sector. The recipient of this award is decided as a result of nominations received. The nominees can be from the publishing, retailing or supply sides of the industry.



Above: Awards host Tania Edwards emparted some light-hearted comedy before announcing the winners.

Wednesday 29 November was a date to remember, as the winners of the first ever Calies, UK Calendar Awards were revealed at a well attended awards event held at the historic Stationers’ Hall, in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

Among the delighted winners were Allan and Bertram, Allsorted, Andrews McMeel UK, Carousel Calendars, The Eco-Friendly Card Co, Flame Tree Publishing, Moving Stationery, Pomegranate, Portico Designs, Roger la Borde, Rose Calendars, teNeues, Turnowsky and Universe Publishing.

The Calies, the successor to the National Calendar Awards, were organised by Max Publishing, with the support from the calendar and diary sector. The award categories recognised and rewarded excellence right across the spectrum – from retail calendar titles to B2B bespoke creations; diaries to Advents.

The award ceremony was hosted by comedian Tania Edwards with Danilo’s founder Laurence Prince and BrownTrout managing director, Jack Straw sharing their insights on the market in two snappy pre-awards talks.
It was an especially emotional evening for Gary Beck, co-founder of Calendar Club/Carousel Calendars and Danilo’s founder Laurence Prince, both of whom were presented with a prestigious Calendar Ambassador Award. You can view the event's image gallery here.

The Calies were judged by a panel comprising retail buyers, marketers and design experts.


Best Animal Kingdom Calendar: Angela Harding from Flame Tree Publishing
Best Transport Calendar:  England by Rail from Pomegranate
Best Scenic Calendar: Lunar from Universe Publishing
Best Art, Illustration or Design Calendar: TV Boy Modern Icons from teNeues
Best Charity Calendar: RNLI Gallery from Carousel Calendars
Best Music, Talent or Sports Calendar: The Beatles Collectors from Danilo
Best Entertainment or Humorous Calendar: Hurrah for Gin from Portico Designs
Best Family Organiser or Planner: Happy Jackson from Danilo
Best Advent Calendar: 3D Winter Critters from Roger la Borde
Best DiaryGeneric: Trigg Life Mapper from Moving Stationery and Allsorted
Best DiaryLicensed: Caroline Gardner Hearts from Portico Designs
Best Desk Calendar: Johanna Basford from Andrews McMeel UK
Best Corporate (B2B) Bespoke Calendar: The Lost Gardens of Heligan from The Eco-Friendly Card Co
Best Corporate (B2B) Animals or the Natural World Calendar: Untamed from Allan and Bertram
Best Corporate (B2B) Contemporary Calendar: One World Pulse from Turnowsky
Best Corporate (B2B) Scenic Calendar: Explorer from Allan and Bertram
Best Corporate (B2B) Special Interest or Humour Calendar: Natural Contrasts from Rose Calendars

The Calies’ Calendar Ambassador 2017: Laurence Prince
The Calies’ Calendar Ambassador 2017: Gary Beck


Best Animal Kingdom Calendar
Angela Harding from Flame Tree Publishing
BBC Planet Earth from Danilo
British Wildlife from The Robert Fuller Gallery
Naughty Dogs from Jo Clark Design
The Country Set from Wrendale Designs

Best Transport Calendar
Cycling from Carousel Calendars
England by Rail from Pomegranate
Fiat 500 from Avonside Publishing
Flying Scotsman from Carousel Calendars
VW from Danilo

Best Scenic Calendar
Astronomy Photographers of the Year from Flame Tree Publishing
Cornwall from Emma Ball
Lights & Landscape from Maverick Arts Publishing Lunar from Universe Publishing
National Geographic Landscapes from teNeues

Best Art or Design Calendar
British Coastlines from Carousel Calendars
Caroline Gardner Ditsy from Portico Designs
Roald Dahl from Portico Designs
Turnowsky Greenline from teNeues
TV Boy from teNeues

Best Charity Calendar
Calendar Girls from Rose Calendars
Chester Zoo from Chester Zoo
RNLI Gallery from Carousel Calendars
Unicef from Portico Designs
The Wildlife Trusts from The Eco-Friendly Card Co

Best Music, Talent or Sports Calendar
The Beatles Collectors from Danilo
David Bowie from BrownTrout Publishers
English Football History from Flame Tree Publishing
Justin Bieber from Danilo
Pink Floyd 45th Anniversary from Pyramid International

Best Humorous Calendar
Hurrah for Gin from Portico Designs
The Little World of Liz Climo from Andrews McMeel UK
Naughty Dogs from Jo Clark Design
Spike Milligan from Flame Tree Publishing
Underwater Dogs from BrownTrout Publishers

Best Family Organiser or Planner
Great British Bake Off from Danilo
The Gruffalo from teNeues
Happy Jackson from Danilo
Marmite Week to View from Carousel Calendars
Mindful Living from Andrews McMeel UK

Best Advent Calendar
3D Winter Critters from Roger la Borde
Angela Harding’s Winter's Tail from Art Angels
Christmas Village from from Caltime by Woodmansterne
Jelly Bean Factory from Kimm & Miller
Milan Cathedral from from Caltime by Woodmansterne

Best Diary – Generic
Dotty Royal Blue from Castelli
Illustrated Desk Diary from Wrendale Designs
Let's Do This from Graphique De France
Mum's Fabric from Carousel Calendars
Trigg Life Mapper from Moving Stationery and Allsorted

Best Diary – Licensed
The Bright Side from Really Good
Caroline Gardner Hearts from Portico Designs
Moomin from Flame Tree Publishing
Pusheen from Danilo
Royal Horticultural Society from The Quarto Group

Best Desk Calendar
Johanna Basford from Andrews McMeel UK
The Little World of Liz Climo from Andrews McMeel UK
National Gallery Masterpieces from The National Gallery
Paper Ninja from Portico Designs
Pokémon from Danilo

Best Corporate (B2B) Bespoke Calendar
Heygate + Sons from Brunel Promotions
The Lost Gardens of Heligan from The Eco-Friendly Card Co
Marriage's The Master Millers from Rose Calendars
Westonbirt Arboretum from The Eco-Friendly Card Co

Best Corporate (B2B) Animals and the Natural World Calendar
Born Free from Brunel Promotions
Face to Face from Allan and Bertram
Life of Trees from Rose Calendars
Untamed from Allan and Bertram

Best Corporate (B2B) Contemporary Calendar
Inspiring Together from Turnowsky
Perspectives from Brunel Promotions
Pulse from Turnowsky
Swarez from Allan and Bertram

Best Corporate (B2B) Scenic Calendar
360 Interactive from Rose Calendars
Explorer from Allan and Bertram
In Vision Calendar from Brunel Promotions
View from Allan and Bertram

Best Corporate (B2B) Special Interest or Humour Calendar
Bridges from Allan and Bertram
Force 10 from Rose Calendars
Natural Contrasts from Rose Calendars
Ultimate Golf from Reeve Calendars

The Calendar Ambassador Award 2017
No finalists are announced for this award.