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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
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