Etsy Is Hosting Its 1st Ever Design Awards With An All-Star Lineup Of Judges
Etsy has long been a go-to for one-of-a-kind designs and goods.
Shoppers, costume and interior designers, and more use the online marketplace as a source for unique finds and inspiration. And while we often get to meet the makers face-to-face at the Etsy markets and pop-ups that take place throughout the year, this year, Etsy is doing something extra special for the creators that make up its market.
Etsy recently announced its first-ever Etsy Design Awards.
Dubbed the Etsies, the inaugural event is a competition that will recognize talented Etsy sellers across the globe. Entrants have the opportunity to win a stunning trophy, a bundle of marketing and business prizes, and, best of all, $15,000 USD to spend however they like — a huge boost for budding entrepreneurs.
Just as exciting as the prize is the panel of celebrity judges that Etsy has called upon to pick winners.
The group of judges is made up of well-known tastemakers and entrepreneurs from across the world. Those who enter can expect Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek actor; Joe Zee, style expert and former Elle Magazine creative director; author and artist Garance Doré; fashion designer Anavila Misra; décor expert Holly Becker; and Etsy’s resident trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson.
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Entrants can submit their application from now until May 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Sellers are encouraged to submit one handmade or vintage item in one of five award categories: Inventive Decor, Signature Style, Festive Celebrations, Earth-Friendly and Creative Collaborations.
With a total of five winners, each will be chosen based on “wow” factor, creativity, utility, personal story and branding, and quality.
“Our seller community is made up of some of the most talented and creative people in the world, and they deserve to be recognized. With so many incredibly unique and beautiful items on Etsy, this definitely won’t be an easy decision to make,” Dayna Isom Johnson said in a press release.
If you’re an Etsy seller itching for the chance to win the Etsy Design Awards, submit your application on EtsyDesignAwards.com.
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