Etsy, the global marketplace for unique and creative goods, has announced the inaugural launch of the Etsy Design Awards, a global competition that will recognise the work of extraordinary creatives from around the world.
Eligible Etsy sellers across multiple areas of expertise are invited to submit their application before May 28, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET (9:29 AM IST) at EtsyDesignAwards.com for a chance to win $15,000 USD, a dazzling trophy, and a bundle of marketing and business prizes.
An expert panel of judges comprised of internationally recognised tastemakers and entrepreneurs–including fashion designer Anavila Misra, writer and actor Dan Levy, style expert Joe Zee, author & artist Garance Doré, interior designer Sophie Robinson, décor expert Holly Becker and Etsy’s own Dayna Isom Johnson– will name one Etsy seller the Etsy Design Award Grand Prize Winner while five others will be named the winners in each featured category. The winners will be revealed in September 2019.
“I’m very happy to be a part of this journey with Etsy, and I’m excited to be able to discover a vibrant mix of extraordinary products, each with a story and a human connection. It’s very rare to find a platform that provides access to extraordinary handcrafted items of exceptional quality, curated from across the world, with a mission of valuing the human connection in commerce– which is something very close to my heart.”
Anavila Misra, a well-known designer from India
Commenting on the Etsy Designer Awards 2019, Himanshu Wardhan, Managing Director, Etsy India said, “The Etsy seller community globally as well as in India is made up of some of the most talented and creative people. As an organisation that truly believes in keeping the human connection at the heart of e-commerce, the Etsy Design Awards will provide sellers with a great opportunity to showcase their products to an international audience. I’m looking forward to seeing great participation from Indian sellers and I wish everyone good luck with this.”
Between May 14, 2019, and May 28, 2019, eligible sellers are invited to submit a single handmade or vintage item in one of the five award categories: Inventive Decor, Signature Style, Festive Celebrations, Earth-Friendly and Creative Collaborations. Winners will be chosen based on quality, creativity, utility, “wow” factor, personal story and branding.
To enter and for further details on prizes, categories, eligibility and the official rules, visit EtsyDesignAwards.com