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Calling all makers! Apply for the 2016 Etsy Awards

Apr 12, 2016

by Anna Hickey handmade and vintage goods

Calling all artists, designers, makers, doers, and dreamers! We’re searching for the best Etsy sellers and products from across  Australia and New Zealand for Etsy Awards 2016.

Has your creativity and craftsmanship got what it takes to win the 2016 Etsy Awards and $5000 cash? Would you like the chance to be one lucky applicant to win a Business Bundle to boost your creative career? If the answer is yes then now is the time to enter the Etsy Awards.


The Etsy Awards

We’re really excited to launch the 2016 Etsy Awards! Celebrating and supporting creativity, we’ll recognise talent across the following award categories:

  • Home & living.
  • Fashion & accessories.
  • Art & Illustration and Paper Design
  • Lasting World
  • New Talent (for those who have started an Etsy shop in 2016)
  • Community’s Choice (selected by public vote)

 We have an exclusive expert industry judging panel who will select the finalists and winners including Helen Souness, Managing Director of Etsy Australia and Asia, Lucy Feagins from The Design Files, Geneva Vanderzeil from A Pair & A Spare and Sara Donaldson from Harper & Harley.

The Prizes

We have some wonderful prizes on offer this year aimed to really give your business a boost:

  • 1 x $5000 cash prize
  • 5 x $1000 cash prizes
  • 1 x Business Bundle

The Business bundle prize includes mentorship from a successful Etsy seller and a free online Digital Marketing course (valued at $1045 AUD) thanks to our friends at General Assembly. This prize is open to everyone that enters and not just the finalists!


General Assembly

How to apply?

If you share a love for making and creating, based in either Australia or New Zealand then hop on over to and complete the short online submission form, easy as pie! (Full eligibility criteria outlined on the site).

When’s the deadline?

Hurry! Applications close at 5:00pm AEST on 29th April 2016.

Do I need an Etsy shop in order to apply?

You do indeed! But don’t worry if you don’t have one yet. New sellers are always welcome and to kick-start your Etsy journey, we’ve rustled up a 20 free listings code to get you started – simply enter the code: ETSYAWARDSAUNZ here.

How will the selection work?

The 53 finalists and Business Bundle prize will be selected by an expert panel of judges listed above. Last but not least, the Community’s Choice Award will be selected by public vote.

We are so very excited to see your applications! Complete your entry now.


  • BeverleyandYork

    Teri from BeverleyandYork said 3 years ago

    Wow! What a great opportunity!

  • bankymetsy

    BankyMoon from BankymoonPlantstands said 3 years ago

    Can't wait to see what the talented people of the Etsy community deliver this year!

  • archeopoulet

    Francois Mazieres from Yandiwa said 3 years ago

    What happens if the item put within competition get sold before the end of the Competition on24/05/2015? and how can we insert an item on sale in our shop that could remain unsold until the end of comp? Answers for those please?

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