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Team Spirit Awards 2012

Oct 22, 2012

by Morgan Evans handmade and vintage goods

It’s that time of year when team spirit reigns, and we’d like to take this opportunity to officially invite you to let your team colors fly and proudly shout your affiliations from the Internet rooftops! You may recall the inaugural Etsy Team Spirit Award campaign that we announced last year and the illustrious recipients of this prestigious title. Well, this year team spirit is bigger than ever, and we need your help.

During the final months of 2012 we will be honoring specific teams with a Team Spirit Award to acknowledge hard work and exemplary accomplishments. We feature stories about our stellar community organizations all year-round, but right now we need you tell us which teams you think deserve special recognition. And that’s not all – we also want your input about how these teams should be rewarded for their efforts. Fill out the nomination form before 12 p.m. on December 3 to make sure your voice is heard and these excellent teams get the accolades they deserve!

Team Spirit Award trophy from 2011.

Team spirit takes many forms — it can refer to the impact a team has on its community, the way members support one another, or the success of a collaborative project. Did your team double its membership? Did you attend an exceptional event that was organized by a local Etsy street team? Do you know of an Etsy organization that came together in a unique way to overcome some sort of obstacle? Tell us about it right here. We want Etsy Teams to lead by example, and get acknowledged for the amazing work that they do.

Team Spirit Award recipients will be announced in the Teams Newsletter, be featured in an Etsy blog post, get official Etsy promotional recognition over the holidays, and receive some exciting tailored prizes that are yet to be determined. So, what are you waiting for? Share your team pride today!

Stay in the loop with the Teams program and discover ways to connect in your area by subscribing to the Etsy Success newsletter.

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  • SweetSweetsByAlicia

    Alicia Howell from SweetSweetsByAlicia said 6 years ago

    wow, sounds fun :)

  • wheatleypaperworks

    M Wheatley from wheatleypaperworks said 6 years ago

    I'm a part of several really great teams. It would be difficult to narrow it down!

  • pamelaroberson

    Pamela Hilton-Roberson from pamelaroberson said 6 years ago

    Love it! Sounds great!

  • AntwarePottery

    AntwarePottery from AntwarePottery said 6 years ago

    Made my nomination for my most useful team (CindyLouWho - SEO Relevancy Stats) Want to see who else is in the running but hope CindyLouWho wins.

  • bamcraftymommas

    Angel from bamcraftymommas said 6 years ago

    I am submitting mine now!

  • thejewelseeker

    Gayla and Al Esch from thejewelseeker said 6 years ago

    I've submitted mine too - Gotta love the team spirit of the Vintage Jewelry Sellers on Etsy Team!!!!

  • nadene

    Even Howard from nadene said 6 years ago

    I hope we get to hear some of the stories/submissions; so many Etsy users have become successful by helping each other and I for one would be encouraged to hear the details! I'll have to nominate our very own San Francisco Bay Area Team *sfesty* especially all the social media and networking help our Leader Lisa Spinella of etsy shop TickleandSmash has volunteered. She has been a tireless supporter of every member of our team and made great connections with other creative organizations in SF, all while making her fantastic handbags and sharing smiles. I'd love to see her invited to a day of relaxing somewhere local!

  • Alfonzi

    Kimm Alfonso from KimmiePalooza said 6 years ago

    I can't wait to learn about all the teams that applied!

  • FiredUpLadiesHammer

    Regina Boger from FiredUpLadiesHammer said 6 years ago

    How great! I am submitting mine now, Hand Stamping Crazies. They are a wonderful supportive group that has been a major help and inspiration to me.

  • NicoleGHDesignHouse
  • WoodenNickelsJewelry

    Yvonne from WoodenNickelsJewelry said 6 years ago

    Thanks a heap for the opportunity for teams to pat themselves on the back! **Cartwheel** **Stick the landing** SMILE! **Shake pom-pons**

  • Patchsigns

    Joseph J. Borowski from PatchSigns said 6 years ago

    This sounds like lots of fun !!! More fun than a Barrel of Monkeys !!!! Team Spirit Rah Rah Raaaaaah !!!!!

  • rosecreekcottage

    carol from rosecreekcottage said 6 years ago

    I'm submitting Hand Stamping Crazies. This group of women are totally giving, supportive....and so co-operative to each other. It's simply amazing! You have no idea how much they impact the other women there! I'm so honored to be a part of their group~

  • chenliping1

    chen Shiny from shinypaint said 6 years ago

    This sounds like lots of fun !!

  • FrancesMarin

    Frances Marin from FrancesMarin said 6 years ago

    So happy to have voted for SFEtsy! Love this group and all we do!


    LaECLECTICa from Laeclectica said 6 years ago

    Wow, glad I came across this, sounds fun!

  • 6catsart

    Corinne Aelbers from 6catsart said 6 years ago

    I belong to some really great teams, it will be a hard choice . . .

  • ikabags

    IKA PARIS from ikabags said 6 years ago

    This sounds like lots of fun !

  • HauteMelange

    Rochelle Foles from HauteMelange said 6 years ago

    i'm definitely supporting the team i spend the majority of my time and effort with, #sfetsy. what fantastic, motivated, visionary, active team it is! our leaders this year have been awesome: katy atchinson our captain has been a rally queen, overflowing with great ideas and finding just the right people to run with them. even howard (nadene) has been a great educational strength and support for everyone, putting together workshops and ed nights, as have members of the team, lisa spinella (tickle and smash) has really gotten the media and other maker's eyes on us thru her magical use of social media, the blog team works so hard to keep everyone informed and excited and we're thankful for all the people that work hard and quietly behind the team. we're over 800 strong now. if my math is right that's just around a 50% increase in membership since last may! so SF Etsy you've got my vote!

  • jenuinecrafts

    Jen from jenuinecrafts said 6 years ago

    Ohh, submitting now!

  • mmmfantasiadealgodon

    Esther from mmmfantasiadealgodon said 6 years ago

    Such a great idea! Teams are really a great support!

  • MyBookmark

    Olena from MyBookmark said 6 years ago

    Submitted Ukrainian artists :) Thank you!

  • Polaris798

    Aken from Polaris798 said 6 years ago

    It will do great benefit for me...Thank you very much!!! Welcome to visit my shop. If some of you can give me some advice, It may be more cool... O(∩_∩)O~

  • DestinysTreasures

    Jennifer Wheatley from DestinysTreasures said 6 years ago

    This is a fun idea:)

  • ShinyRabbit

    Cynthia from ShinyRabbit said 6 years ago

    I just nominated my team but accidentally hit return which lodged it before it was done :/ I clicked back- finished and re-lodged. Just hoping someone can delete the extra unfinished nomination.

  • VandaFashion

    Vanda Fashion from VandaFashion said 6 years ago

    Loves it!!!!

  • katyatchison

    Katy Atchison from katyatchison said 6 years ago

    Go Go GO TEAMS! I just love everyone - truly. It's amazing to me that so many people rally in one spot to team up and make awesome things happen. I clearly voted for the team I co-captain – SF Etsy We've grown so much this year - and in a smart way that still let's our members shine. We've had TONS of in-person meet ups and have connected more as a team and a community of artists/sellers in the bay area. It's a magical team and I know we deserve some kudos. xoxo But I believe we all deserve a huge pat on the backs!

  • cjwdesignvillage

    Cynthia J Williams from CJWDesignVillage said 6 years ago

    I nominated our team because we truly are a team. We are small and pack a promo punch. We adore etsy and all our team members. We a spiraling into so many opportunities I hope we can keep up. Our captain is awesome. Members have take alot of work off of her schedule so she can market and promote our shops. An awesome team and friends.

  • recycledwares

    Nerrissa W from RecycledWares said 6 years ago

    I would love to hear some of the stories and submissions before a winner is announced.

  • kshafran

    kshafran from StarButtons said 6 years ago

    Such a great idea! Teams are really a great support! ★★★STAR BUTTONS★★★

  • dawnandross

    Cody and April Peavy from dawnandross said 6 years ago

    We made our nomination! :-)

  • mouxioumaria1

    M MARIA from InspirationsByMM said 6 years ago

    I am a new seller and I want to become a member of your team!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SOLUNAcr

    Juan Flores from FIBRASORGANICAS said 6 years ago

    Hi everyone, Let´s be fanpage friends: Juan

  • juliaheartfelt

    Julia from juliaheartfelt said 6 years ago

    WA Street Team is awesome!,,

  • vevela2012

    emma zhang from vevela2012 said 6 years ago

    love it!!!! There are many beautiful bracelet , you are welcome to buy:

  • chenliping1

    chen Shiny from shinypaint said 6 years ago

    Such a great idea!

  • GemdropsoftheFalls
  • GreenRitual

    GreenRitual from GreenRitual said 6 years ago

    WA Street Team is amazing! The team has developed and improved dramatically over the last year...we are a growing community of Aussies who love our craft!

  • TickleandSmash

    Lisa Spinella from TickleAndSmash said 6 years ago

    The SFEtsy team is Magic.. Voted !

  • lilwaterox

    Amber Woods from ElegantCorner said 6 years ago

    I'm new to etsy and have had a slow start. I got my first sell and am now motivated to do more. I think that team building and participating in events would be beneficial and fun for my sanity! I'm stuck at home by myself all day with very uncomfortable spinal arthritis and a few other spinal issues. By participating with the Etsy family, it has brought me great help to my mind, body and soul!

  • syednaqvi

    Alexander from VintageLithoArt said 6 years ago

    Go Supporting Artists team!

  • florekj

    Jessica Khan from iPhone5CasesGalore said 6 years ago

    Nice post

  • softGOLD

    Dianna Gendron from SOFTGOLDSTUDIO said 6 years ago

    I love my Etsy team!!

  • ile1974

    Ilenia from ile1974 said 6 years ago

    This is fun! I really love my etsy team ^_^

  • UrbanCottageStudio

    Mer Lisa from SeaCottageStudio said 6 years ago

    My Vintage Etsy team is so supportive...I sure hope they win a Spirit award!!

  • NadinGlassico

    Nadin Sandler from NadinGlassico said 6 years ago


  • RootsofBayer

    Jessica Ludwick from RootsofBayer said 6 years ago

    Great Idea, there are some awesome teams out there!

  • localCOLORcreations

    Jacqueline Crowther from LocalColorCreations said 6 years ago

    I just got into teams, after finding the perfect ones for me. I think this is a great way to show how teams can be so dynamic and useful.

  • DentedDreamsInc

    Dincent Whittington from DentedDreamsInc said 6 years ago

    Teams are every where and a team can be sport team, religion, celebrity, national pride, home town. county and city teams. That is why Dented Dreams Inc created the Dented Dreams Inc TuTfew Concept, to allow fans flex their fan hood without saying a word, but by wear or display. So which ever team wins, congratulation on your victory and it is good that etsy Inc exists.

  • twintwine

    TwinTwine from TwinTwines said 6 years ago

    It sure seems like a great way to bring out the best in all of us. Is there a listing of teams with their mission statements?

  • MaryMaureen

    Mary Maureen McKervill from MaryMaureen said 6 years ago

    Still being a newbie it is interesting o see what others have found inspiring and helpful. Thank you. Mary Maureen

  • upgoingstar

    Shubham Mittal said 6 years ago

    helllo guysaaaaaaa"><?/#&%

  • tutticonfetti

    Maruta from Tutticonfetti said 6 years ago

    Greaaattt!!! thanks

  • mystoplooking

    jinny from daliart said 6 years ago

    Nice . :)

  • junquete

    junquete from junquete said 6 years ago

    How about a very active Canadian Team? Alberta Street Team is the BEST

  • PrincessToady

    El from TheBlindTiger said 6 years ago

    Awesome! I just dont know which team I could choose to nominate. I guess probably the one that has made the most overall impact, not only in my own store but others as well. Cool idea Etsy Great!

  • jpcountrymarket

    jp from jpcountrymarket said 6 years ago

    I think this is a fabulous idea, just sorry I get piled high with email and don't always get around to it all for a day or two............otherwise I would have submitted what I call my *family* team......Vintage Vertigo .....v2team.........we are like brothers and sisters coming back home for a family this team and they all work so hard for each other, unselfish, reliable, steadfast, jealousy, envy, backbiting or's like a family business and we all have an equal stake in the game. Sorry team I didn't see this in time to nominate you all. ((hugs)) jp - day late/dollar short:)

  • gallery32

    Trina from Gallery32Photography said 6 years ago

    Great idea! I love my Female Photographer's of Etsy, fPOE!

  • geishaphotography

    Helen from geishaphotography said 6 years ago

    go Female Photographers of Etsy!! yay :)

  • jaanatoome

    aNyA from SugarAndChaiVintage said 6 years ago

    yay! and I love that trophy!! :))

  • castlingitvoip

    castlingit voip said 6 years ago

    nice!!!! thx:

  • pimmiedragon

    Pim Lerttanupong from ThanupongPim said 6 years ago

    ส วั ส ดี ค่ ะ >< Nice to meeting everyone :D

  • NicolasKnitKnacks

    Nicola and Jessica Belton from CelticKnittingCo said 6 years ago

    I can't wait to see all that applys, it will be very interesting!

  • brooklynbridgeview

    carmela cohen from UndertheBklynBridge said 6 years ago

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    carmela cohen from UndertheBklynBridge said 6 years ago

  • elsacosplay

    Lisa Yang from Elsacosplay said 5 years ago


  • ingeborgsorgent

    Ingeborg Sorgent from ingeborgsorgent said 5 years ago

    Is it legal to have 2 captain on a team?

  • jfishenvision

    jfishenvision from EnvisionNutrition said 2 years ago

    The older I get the more I see and I've learned to count my blessings and be thankful for what all I do have such as my parents, family, health, roof over head, empathy and compasion. I try and express my gratitude by saying "than you" and by always trying to smile and serve others, but what I've found is more are desiring the status quo and set ways, I'm sorry, I don't want to celebrate what I love of myself, life would not be so richly rewarding if I were to care or love others less. I hope each finds true love and it lasts forever. I pray for all, I may ask that you pray for me. I desire to do work that effects one life at a time with Mother Earth friendly products creating a harmonious balance.

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