THE HENRI DEBUTED IN 2011 AT THE FIRST ANNUAL CHRISTIAN LITERARY AWARDS. THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARD AMONG FAITH BASED WRITERS, THE HENRI NOW SITS ON THE MANTELS OF 35 PROLIFIC, ENTERTAINING AND ANOINTED AUTHORS AND LITERARY TRAILBLAZERS.

Shortly after the formation of Joy & Company in 2002, founder Joy Lewis envisioned the fledgling organization honoring outstanding literary achievements and encouraging excellence in all facets of faith based literature.

Agreeing to institute an annual award, the group turned its attention to procuring a suitably majestic award. Joy connected with The Recognition Source with whom she had a long time business relationship and together with Rose Lewis they found the beautiful Artisan Crystal Award worthy to bear the iconic Henri enigma which the organization adopted at inception.

HENRI

Over the years it has been questioned; who is Henri and where does he come from or what’s the story behind Henri? Honestly, the name Henri was simply found to be cute & catchy as Joy sat with original book club member, Aretha Renee Young, throwing out names to define the perfectly positioned stickman.  Since its inception, Joy & Company adopted the stickman figure sitting in curved position reading a book as its icon.  Ever evolving, the team has found various ways of depicting Henri.  His most famous debut was at the 2012 Christian Literary Awards when he arrived on ice and has graced the CLA’s every year since in that mode.  As the organization’s logo,The Henri he sits on the globe thus: “Inspiring the World through Faith Based Literature”. Henri is also found perched at the tip of the actual award.

Henri on Ice                    Basic                  The Henri 2

The first person to receive The Henri Award was Joy A Lewis at the 2011 Christian Literary awards for her book entitled: Don’t break me.

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Joy & Company is honored to give the beautifully crafted and engraved Henri Award to its recipients and looks forward to the day when The Henri sits on the mantels of thousands.

Join us on the red carpet on Saturday, December 08, 2018 as we honor, promote and support today’s authors of purpose, we would love to be in the midst of your company!