Letts Design a Diary Competition…Call for entries!

Letts, the UK market leader of branded diaries is delighted to announce the launch of a nationwide design competition to celebrate its 200th anniversary.

This unique competition invites creative students to design a limited edition diary cover for the Letts 2012/2013 academic range. The lucky winner will have their diary design featured in the retail range, receive £1000 cash prize and be offered an internship in the Letts design team. Two runners up will each receive a cash prize worth £250. Charles Letts, Sales and Marketing Director at Letts explains, “We’re extremely proud, not only to be celebrating 200 years of Letts diaries but how design has emerged into the 21st century. This competition will give students, who are already studying towards a career in the creative industry, the chance to enhance their portfolio and showcase their design with a well established brand. Their design should reflect design in 2012”. Entry to this competition is FREE. Designs and enquires should be submitted to lettsdesign@denvirmarketing.com. Deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 10th June 2011. Designs should be submitted in PDF format, and should be appropriate in scale for an A5 sized diary cover. The winner and runner up will be announced on Friday 24th June 2011. All ranges of Letts diaries are available from www.letts.co.uk and all good retailers. ENDS Notes to Editors Letts – The Diary Experts The company was established in 1796 as a stationery business in the arcades of London's Royal Exchange where merchants and traders frequently purchased stationery. John Letts responded to his customers’ need to record transactions and finances by creating the world’s first commercial diary in 1812. The diary soon established itself as an essential feature of commercial life. The rapid refinement of the product, with the introduction of detailed information sections, meant that by the 1820's the first modern style diary ranges were published. Letts is a world leader in its field. Letts manufacture over 22 million diaries in its UK manufacturing facility each year and its products are of the highest quality and design. The company is firmly established as the market leader supplying more than 40% of all branded diaries in the UK and exporting to over 75 countries worldwide. Letts acquired the Filofax Group to become the Letts Filofax Group Ltd in 2001 and comprises principally of two UK operations and eight overseas subsidiaries. Letts is an environmentally aware company which strives to minimise its impact on the environment by promoting environmental awareness to their stakeholders and by sourcing from suppliers who are FSC or PEFC certified wherever possible. Staff are also continually trained in environmental issues to ensure ongoing social and environmental responsibility. Diary sizes: Slim size – 166x82mm A6 size = 148x105mm A6 + Desk = 165x104mm A5 size = 210x148mm Further details, product photography and samples available on request from Caroline Graham at Denvir: T: 01786 435 183 E: caroline.graham@denvirmarketing.com

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