JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 PLATINUM WINNER: Best Children’s Stationery Product
WHO: Polar Post
WHAT: A personalised letter service to and from Father Christmas at the North Pole. Hand-addressed by elves, signed by Father Christmas, delivered by magic.
WHY: Our JDA20 judges were unanimous in their decision that the Polar Post should be a Platinum winner this year. Every Polar Post letter sent on behalf of father Christmas, every letter head for sending children’s wishes to the North Pole on and every limited edition, illustrated stamp is fizzing with the spirit of Christmas. Our judges loved the beautiful hand-penned calligraphy that makes these letters stand out from their competitors, the well-chosen collaboration with artist Claire Fletcher to create truly special keepsake stamps and artwork and the beautifully curated, quality gifts with a nostalgic feel that grace the Polar Post Website. The panel were also moved by thoughtful and sensitive additions to the range including a letter for babies and children who have passed away and another for children who have recently lost a parent, a percentage of which go to Tommy’s and Winston’s Wish. A brand that truly embodies the spirit of Christmas and kindness.
WHERE: Polar Post
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 GOLD WINNER: Best Children’s Stationery Product
WHO: The HappySelf Journal
WHAT: A daily journal for children aged 6 to 12, based on scientifically proven methods that promote happiness, develop healthy habits for life and nurture enquiring minds.
WHY: Keeping a journal is hugely positive for everyone’s sense of wellbeing, encouraging gratitude, mindfulness and a time for reflection. The HappySelf journal is dedicated to helping children do all these things in a warm, friendly accessible way with plenty of humour and gentle encouragement. Our judges felt this was a wonderful book that really spoke to children on their level, helping them to express themselves and navigate life with more confidence and happiness.
WHERE: Happy Self Journal
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 SILVER WINNER: Best Children’s Stationery Product
WHO: Festive Fingerprints
WHAT: A card kit that allows you to create unique fingerprint cards at home for any occasion.
WHY: A fabulous card making kit, providing everything you need to create the most personal cards possible! After all what could be more personal and unique than a fingerprint? Our judges loved these kits, tailored to every Festive occasion, which mean no more dashing out for last minute cards, lots of fun bonding time with the family and a way to include even the smallest members of the household who haven’t mastered writing yet. Our panel felt this was a simple but brilliant idea with the potential for lots and lots of fun!
WHERE: Festive FingerPrints
JUNIOR DESIGN AWARDS 2020 BRONZE WINNER: Best Children’s Stationery Product
WHO: Crayon Box
WHAT: Handmade wax crayons in an array of exciting shapes and characters.
WHY: Our judges felt these gorgeous, chunky crayons were something different and fun that would entice children into drawing while stimulating imaginations. The option for personalisation with crayons in the shapes of letters spelling out a name was a lovely touch and the smooth polished finish and tactile nature of these crayons impressed everyone. The level of attention and care gone into this product received great feedback from the JDA panel, who were astonished to learn that this operation is still run from the founder’s kitchen! Amazing!
WHERE: Crayon Box