The Jasmine Awards 2016: Winners
This years' Jasmine Awards wereÂ held on Wednesday 16th March 2016 at BAFTA.
A huge thank you goes to our sponsors The Fragrance Shop, House of Fraser, Lalique, Penhaligons and P&G Prestige. Thank you also to Moyses Stevens for their beautiful floral arrangements on the day.
The following awards were presented:-
Best Article in a Customer Magazine:
The judges awarded the prize to
Deborah Bee & Jan Masters for
Birth of a Fragrance in Harrods Magazine.
Best Digital Article on Fragrance:
From a lengthy shortlist, the
judges awarded the prize to Josephine Fairley for
Perfume Notes: Smoke and Fire Fragrances
published on the website telegraph.co.uk
Best Digital Fragrance Experience:
This category is for a more light
hearted fragrance feature on-line.
The winner was Anna Hunter for
The Niche, Lesser Known
Fragrance Brands You're About to Fall in Love With on Get the Gloss
The Jasmine Independent Literary Award,
This went to Suzy Nightingale for
What Does Wednesday Smell Like?
for The Scented Letter
The Jasmine Independent Soundbite Award,
Was awarded to Persolaise for Closer to Heaven for The Scented Letter
Jasmine Soundbite (news press):
Journalist Edwina Ings-Chambers
was awarded the prize for her piece
A Better Bottle in
The Sunday Times Style Magazine.
Jasmine Soundbite (magazines):
The judges agreed the prize should
go to Sali Hughes for
It's Backbone in a Bottle
Best Practical Guide to Fragrance:
The judges decided that the Award should go
to How I Learned to Think Through My Nose written by
Kim Parker, Red Magazine.
Most Creative Visual Award:
This award was introduced in 2012, for a stand-alone
piece with minimal words
which stood the test of inspiring the reader by its
The judges found this a tough decision due to the high
entries, but it was decided that the prize should go to
Marks & Spencer for their online piece
The Forever Fragrances, words by Emma Robertson,
Creative by Karen Davidson.
Jasmine Visual Award:
The winner in this category was considered
to be different, original and
considered; the prize went to the Harrods
Birth of a Fragrance words by Jan Masters,
Creative by Deborah Bee.
The Rising Star Award:
This award is new this year to recognise up and
coming talent within the industry.
Congratulations Shannon Peter on your win for
"A Perfumer's Business Card" for Stylist
Also recognised at the Awards were the winners of the Junior Jasmines the Mighty Nose Awards A creative writing competition which challenges primary school children to pen smell-inspired poems specifically written on the subject of smells. The judging panel comprised of Richard E. Grant - Actor, Director & Chairman of the Judging Panel, Nicky Cox MBE Editor of First News and Josh Lacey - Children's Author.
Years 3 & 4
First prize went to Year 3 Isaac Littlewood for his poem called The Smells Inside My Brother's Room from St Mary's CE Primary School and the runner up was Year 4 Emily Wates for her poem In My Dreams from Cranleigh Preparatory School.
Years 5 & 6
First prize went to Year 6 Tess Garrett for her poem The Smell Olympics from Bedford Girls School and there were two runners up, Year 6 Anya Hemingway for her poem Smells of a Summer Walk from Sheffield High School & Year 6 Camilla Tiana for her poem "The Scent of Feelings" from St Mary's School Ascot.
This award went to Year 6 Rhiannon Winder for her poem "Ping Pong Poo" from Dent CE Primary School.
Best Overall Class Submission
Sheffield High School
Cecile Budge, Managing Director P&G Prestige & Chairman of The Jasmine Awards, said:
"Congratulations to all the winners today. As always, the quality of the entries from both the finalists and the winners was very high. We saw great creativity throughout and pieces that truly inspire consumers to try and then buy fragrances.
We had entries from a wider range of publications and individuals this year, which is really encouraging to see. We also saw increased participation from retailers this year"