Call for Nominations - 2014 Pen of the Year

Today is Election Day here in America. The American public is called upon to exercise our right to vote, upholding the core values of democracy. 

No matter where you are in the world today, we invite you to please join us in voicing your opinion on a different, yet significantly important topic - the 2014 Pen of the Year!

goldspot 2014 pen of the year graphic

We need nominees from you, the pen-loving public, for your favorite choice of pen that was released in 2014. That could also include new finishes or colors of a pen model that has been around longer than the last year.

We'll sort through your comments to compile a list of nominees to vote on starting Tuesday, November 11th. Voting will last one week and will conclude with the official crowning of this year's winner. The Poll & Results will be posted here and on our social media accounts. So, please give us your suggestions and remember, it's all in good fun!

Here are some examples of pens that have made their debut in 2014 : Pilot Vanishing Point Metallic Colors, Lamy Studio Wild Rubin, Delta Unica, Pilot Copper Vanishing Point, TWSBI Diamond 580 USA, Parker Duofold Historical Colors, Montegrappa Miya Carbon, Visconti Homo Sapiens Crystal Swirl, Visconti Divina Elegance, Cross Peerless 125, Cross Year of the Goat, Waterford Beaumont, Platinum 3776 Century Nice Pur, OMAS William Shakespeare Ltd Ed., Pelikan M101N Tortoiseshell Red, Pelikan M600 Vibrant Green, the list goes on!

Remember, these are examples meant to get the brain juices flowing. Feel free to suggest any other pen, even if you aren't 100% positive it was made this year.

Past winners include:
  • Edison Menlo Fountain Pen (2013)
  • Edison Beaumont & Conid's Fountainbel Bulkfillder Demonstrator (2012)
  • Edison Collier Fountain Pen (2011)
  • TWSBI Diamond 530 Fountain Pen (2010)
  • Pelikan m205 Blue Transparent Fountain Pen (2009)
  • Online Newood Fountain Pen Calligraphy Set (2008)
Chat about the Pen of the Year Voting on social media using the hashtag #POTY2014


  1. I nominate the Edison Glenmont 2014 LEA and LEE. So pretty.

  2. I nominate 2 pens:
    Omas Arco 360
    Omas Alba (each colour)

  3. I nominate Noodler's Neponset.

    1. I second that nomination - I just got two and they are incredibly good!

  4. I nominate Sailor Professional Gear Imperial Black.

  5. Joint nomination: Noodlers Neponset and Pelikan M101N tortoiseshell red.

  6. I would like to nominate the Lamy 2000. It has stood the test of time.