Young Stationers

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The Young Stationers’ Committee provides a forum for young people from the Communications and Content industries, who have an interest in the work of the Stationers’ Company, enabling them to meet both professionally and socially, and to raise awareness of the activities of the Company.

All members of the Stationers’ Company under the age of 40, and holders of the Stationers’ Company bursaries are automatically considered Young Stationers. Others who are not yet members of the Company are also able to get involved, either as Friends of the Young Stationers, or as a paying member.

The Young Stationers’ Committee is chaired by Dominic Graham with members representing the Company’s industry trades, as well as both bursary recipients and established young professionals.

For more information about our latest activities and events, please join our Facebook Group or follow us on Twitter.

Congratulations Ella Kahn and Bryony Woods, founders of Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency, who have been awarded the joint Young Stationers' Prize! The full press release can be read here and photos of the event can be viewed here.

Members will be interested to know that the judges for the Young Stationers' Prize have met and come up with a longlist.  

It is:

Natalya Anderson – Writer, poet, and curator of The Poetry Extension

Heidi Blake – Investigations editor and journalist at BuzzFeed UK

William Brewster – Associate Director, Global Media Relations for Ernst and Young

Daisy Buchanan – Freelance journalist, author and broadcaster

Sarah Campbell – Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Rowman & Littlefield International

Helen Chapman – Graphic Designer at Templar Publishing

Maria Chappell – Group Head of Category at EO Group

Amy Hutchinson – Marketing and Communications Director at BPIF (British Printing Industries Federation)

Ella Kahn – Literary Agent, Director and Co-Founder of Diamond Kahn & Woods

Liam Sims – Rare Books Specialist & Joint Exhibitions Officer at Cambridge University Library

William Straker – Director and Founder of W Straker Office Solutions

Bryony Woods – Literary Agent, Director and Co-Founder of Diamond Kahn & Woods

Katie Wright – Digital Marketing Intern at Kodak UK

The shortlist and the winner will be announced at the Young Stationers’ Dinner on Monday 18th July. We strongly encourage those longlisted to attend, together with family and colleagues. Tickets are available via the Stationers’ events page www.stationers.org/events 

The full press release can be read here

Nominations for the 2016 Young Stationers’ Prize are now closed. Any submissions now received will be counted towards next year’s prize.

We are extremely grateful to all of those who have submitted a nomination, our Judging Panel will now be reviewing the candidates’ applications and selecting the Short List and Winner, which will be announced at our Young Stationers’ Annual Dinner on Monday, 18 July.

This year’s Judging Panel is:

  • Sue Pandit (Chair) – Court Assistant and governor of Stationers Crown Woods Academy
  • Gordon Christiansen – Managing Director, Marketing SVP, Business Leader
  • Angela Clarke – last year’s Prize winner, author, playwright and columnist
  • Michael Gardner – Chief Executive, the BOSS Federation
  • Dominic Graham – Chairman, Young Stationers’ Committee
  • Emma Hartley – Livery Committee Representative, journalist, author and blogger
  • Charlotte Middleton – Young Stationers’ Committee representative
  • Sara Pink – Head of Guildhall and City Business, City of London Corporation

Stationers, please consider nominating someone for the 2016 Young Stationer's Prize.

The prize recognises a young person who has achieved great success in their career; made an outstanding contribution to the sector in which they are working; or achieved success outside their immediate world of work in interesting ways which are relevant to the ethos and trades of the Worshipful Company Of Stationers and Newspaper Makers.

The application form can be downloaded here.

The prize will be awarded at the Young Stationers Annual Dinner 2016 on Monday, 18 July!

The Young Stationers gathered at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, in an uproar of reindeer hats and scarves, to devour turkey and eggnog and welcome Christian May, the new editor of City AM.

Young Stationers has entered its third year and is celebrating how far it has come. Membership has risen and ‘the State of the Young Stationers is strong’! The range of events has been a great success, from charity dinners to prestigious guest speakers.


For more information and an update on the state of the Young Stationers please click here.

The Young Stationers' Prize for 2015 was awarded to Angela Clarke at the YS Annual Dinner on Monday 20 July at Stationers' Hall.  Angela is known for her Confessions of a Fashionista but is also a highly regarded playwright and columnist.  Read the full announcement here.

Pádraig Belton writes - a plethora of Young Stationers and bursary recipients gathered for an Intellectual Property Speakeasy at Inner Temple on 31st March (recession-busting, due to the kind help of several tame Benchers, at £29!).  They came a joint first in the ensuing pub quiz, then lost out – very unfairly, everyone thought! - in the impromptu Intellectual Property limerick-writing 'sudden death' round. There were several judges from the Court of Appeal along, letting their hair (and wigs) down, and a quip-filled discussion on copyright and internet issues from Professor Sam Ricketson and Phil Roberts (One Essex Court).  This all was smashingly organised by intrepid Young Stationer Dr Barbara Lauriat (pictured: photo by Mel Cunningham), lecturer in IP law at King's College London.

A handful of members of the Company and the Young Stationers travelled to Dublin for the weekend before Paddy's Day, for a bookish tour of the Fair City which took in first-edition Caxtons, Wynken de Wordes, the first book published in Ireland, and specimens of 18th-century bookbinding, when Dublin was a centre of the craft.

On Monday, 23 February Lord Balfe, MEP for a quarter-century for London, and seen here with Paddy Belton,  talked to the Young Stationers about the upcoming General Election, Europe, and the press, in a very jolly evening which brought together a number of young new members of the Company together with current and recent bursary winners - along with their Master, and a Clerk who had given up wine for Lent.

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What is it?

The Young Stationers’ Prize is awarded, annually, to a young person who, in the opinion of the judges, has achieved great success in their career; made an outstanding contribution to the sector in which they are working; or achieved success outside their immediate world of work in interesting ways which are relevant to the ethos and trades of the Stationers’ Company.

Past winners of The Young Stationers’ Prize have been Angela Clarke, novelist, playwright, and columnist; and Katie Glass, of the Sunday Times. Proxime accesserunt prizes have been awarded to Laura Summers, Rosamund Urwin, Nicholas Coveney and Andrew Barker.

Who should apply?

Nominations from all of the Stationers’ Trades are eligible, including but by not limited to: printing, packaging, publishing, digital media, journalism, libraries, archives and copyright.

Anyone can apply, or be nominated for The Young Stationers’ Prize – candidates who nominate themselves, or who are not already members of the Stationers’ Company will not be at a disadvantage.

To qualify for the prize, nominees should be under the age of 40 and able to demonstrate an interest in the activities of the Company, and have the attributes relevant to membership.

How does it work?

This year’s Judging Panel is Chaired by Sue Pandit, Court Assistant and governor of Stationers Crown Woods Academy, and will include representatives from the Stationers’ Trades, as well as the Young Stationers’ Committee.

The Worshipful Company of Pewterers has very kindly donated the Prize trophy, to reflect the close ties between the Pewterers and the Stationers. The names of each year’s prizewinners are engraved on the trophy. A book prize will be presented if the judges choose to award a ​proxime accessit ​or ​accesserunt.

The prize will be presented at the Young Stationers’ Annual Dinner in Stationers' Hall, on Monday, 18th July – and we particularly encourage all prize applicants to attend, together with family or colleagues. Tickets are available via the Stationers’ events page www.stationers.org/events

How to apply?

Candidates or nominators can submit any supporting materials or specimens of work which they believe will strengthen their application, as a minimum, each application should include: a brief CV; a short statement by the nominator (or personal statement); and least one additional letter of reference

Applications may be sent by e­mail to ys@stationers.org, or by post to Young Stationers’ Prize, c/o Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD. If sending by post, please consider also sending us email notification so as to avoid disappointment.

When to apply?

Applications are welcome at any time throughout the year, but any nominations received after Friday, 24th June 2016 will not be eligible for this year’s prize.

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Nominations for the 2016 Young Stationers’ Prize are now closed. Any submissions now received will be counted towards next year’s prize.

We are extremely grateful to all of those who have submitted a nomination, our Judging Panel will now be reviewing the candidates’ applications and selecting the Short List and Winner, which will be announced at our Young Stationers’ Annual Dinner on Monday, 18 July.

This year’s Judging Panel is:

  • Sue Pandit (Chair) – Court Assistant and governor of Stationers Crown Woods Academy
  • Gordon Christiansen – Managing Director, Marketing SVP, Business Leader
  • Angela Clarke – last year’s Prize winner, author, playwright and columnist
  • Michael Gardner – Chief Executive, the BOSS Federation
  • Dominic Graham – Chairman, Young Stationers’ Committee
  • Emma Hartley – Livery Committee Representative, journalist, author and blogger
  • Charlotte Middleton – Young Stationers’ Committee representative
  • Sara Pink – Head of Guildhall and City Business, City of London Corporation

The Worshipful Company
of Stationers
and Newspaper Makers

Stationers' Hall
Ave Maria Lane
London EC4M 7DD

Telephone: 020 7248 2934
Fax: 020 7489 1975