NEW YORK, NY, May 19, 2009…Seven National Stationery Show® (NSS) exhibitors were honored with Best New Product Awards on Opening Day, Sunday, May 17, 2009, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  The coveted Awards are presented in seven categories and are considered a distinguished honor within the social stationery industry.
Winners of the 13th annual Best New Product Awards are:
Desk Accessories
Woodessen, Inc. (Fullerton, CA), for Stylton Pen Holder & Memo Holder Set, made of solid wood inlaid with Italian Rainbow Wood, packaged in a handcrafted gift box.
Lifestyle/Specialty Gift
Kookie Stationery (Canmore, Alberta, Canada), for Kookie Stationery, jumbo sized iced cookies that come with a food safe pen, to write a message of love or humor.
'Designers' Fine Press, design by Margot Madison (Sparta, MI), for Garden Ornament Wedding Suite, a collection of three exquisitely letterpressed pieces including a 2-color 5" x 7" wedding invitation on wood, a 4" x 6" response postcard, and a printed return envelope.
Paper Craft/Scrapbooking
Simply Renee, Inc. (South Jordan, UT), for Ribbon Organizer, an intuitively designed, easily accessible ribbon holder with space to clip ribbon scraps and store scissors.  
ThemeNaps (Atlanta, GA), for ThemeNaps, an innovative collection of napkins folded into shapes that distinctively celebrate holidays, life events, everyday occasions and more.
Social Stationery
C.R. Gibson (Nashville, TN), for Pocket Gift Card Mailers, uniquely embellished, interactive designs to present gift cards in a personalized, memorable fashion.
Think Green
jacki paper® (Belmont, CA), for recycled fortune teller greeting cards, 3-D greeting cards made from 100 percent recycled paper with 50 percent post-consumer waste, printed with 100 percent wind power credits and packed in a biodegradable cello sleeve.
Judges for the 13th annual Best New Product Awards were Patricia Norins, Gift Shop; Caroline Kennedy, Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Jolene Turner, representing Giftware News; Kathy Krassner, Greetings etc.; Kim Warren, Party & Paper Retailer; and Sarah Schwartz, Stationery Trends.  Winners were selected based on innovative product design or concept, how the product answers an industry need, aesthetic appeal, creative use of materials and innovative packaging.
The 63rd annual National Stationery Show, the nation's leading marketplace for the social stationery industry, runs Sunday, May 17, through Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.  The Show features nearly 1,000 exhibitors and attracts some 14,000 attendees.
The National Stationery Show is owned and managed by GLM®, a dmg world media business.  For exhibitor information, contact Kelly P. Bristol, sales manager, at GLM, 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604.  Telephone (914) 421-3228.  Fax (914) 948-2918. E-mail . Attendee information is available by contacting GLM's Customer Relations Department, at (800) 272-SHOW or (603) 665-7524, or by email, at .  Additional information and registration is available online, at .
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