Victory for Danilo at the National Calendar Awards


January has certainly been a month for Award Ceremonies and for Danilo it has been no different, with the National Calendar Awards taking place last night in London.

The NCA’s are a major national event (we like to think the OSCAR’s of the calendar world) held annually to celebrate the UK’s best calendars and bring together printers, designers, photographers, artists, publishers as well as the industry’s future ‘the student’. With over 30 awards being given, the NCA’s celebrate and reward the best designs from suppliers and design students alike.

Held at the beautiful Stationer’s Hall near Bank, we were delighted to mingle with our friends from Calendar Club, Grange Communications, Pixel, Carousel Calendars, Avonside Publishing among others, whilst wandering through the calendar exhibition and admiring all the 2014 nominations.

Soon it was time to announce the winners, and we were delighted to have won FOUR awards this year:

  • Minecraft won us the Best New Title Award
  • Cheryl Cole won us the Best Retail Celebrity Calendar award
  • Dr Who 50th Anniversary Calendar won us Best Retail Humour / Character Calendar Award as well as the time-honoured Elephant Award (named after ‘Elephant & Castle’ where the NCA’s used to be held)

And big congratulations to the other winners including Carousel Calendars, Allan Betrum Design LLP, Rose Calendars, Avonside, Pyramid, Flamtree Publishing and a BIG well done to University of Warwick Rowing Club for winning TWO awards including the Peoples Choice award for their naked charity calendar! Selling thousands of copies, it proved to be extremely popular (mostly with the ladies!)


Warwick Rowing Club accepting award

To add to the evening, we had former professional Tennis star and TV presenter Andrew Castle as our guest speaker. Charming and witty, Andrew entranced the audience with an inspirational speech on his career. The unanimous verdict from the audience was “You can come again!”

Andrew Castle

Andrew Castle as guest speaker

Then to top off a great evening, a surprise Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Co-founder of Calendar Club Gary Beck. A very well deserved award, in our humble opinion. I’m stunned” Gary said, “it’s an honour. In the future we may have calendars up
on screens in the kitchen and they may be interactive, but it’s still a strong industry, it’s still vibrant. I’m very sad to be leaving the trade, and truly touched.” Congrats Gary on your award, and you will be truly missed!



Danilo Team accepting our 4 awards


About danilocalendarsuk

Danilo is Europe's No 1 Official Licensed Calendar Publisher. Danilo produces calendars, diaries, greetings cards & gift wrap for celebrities such as The Vamps, Take That and Justin Bieber, as well as renowned football teams and TV, entertainment and film titles.

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