Over the years, we’ve all discovered an Etsy shop or two that has made a lasting impression on us. They’re our go-to artists for signature statement jewellery, our first stop for fabulous vintage finds, our personalised gift gurus – and the products of their hard work have brightened and enriched our everyday lives. “Etsy sellers are some of the most talented and creative people in the world”, says Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson. “Now more than ever, it’s important to uplift and support their businesses, and show them some extra love.”
That’s why today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the second-annual Etsy Design Awards (affectionately known as The Etsies) – our awards programme recognising the most brilliantly designed, wonderfully one-of-a-kind Etsy items from around the globe. And this year, we’re asking for your help.
We’re inviting you – our devoted Etsy community – to nominate a favourite seller whose work you find inspiring and award-worthy. Simply fill out a short nomination form by 1st July, and we’ll contact the seller to pass along the praise and encourage them to enter an item into our competition. As a thank you for your recommendation, you’ll automatically be entered to win one of ten $1,000 USD Etsy gift cards*.
“Last year, I was amazed by the calibre and breadth of the entries – and our finalist group was a gold mine of unique items from around the world”, says Dayna, who’ll be returning as a judge for this year’s Etsies. “I think we’re going to see even more sellers taking their creativity to the next level.”
Dayna isn’t the only eagle-eyed Etsy shopper on our judging panel this year. Joining her is another self-professed superfan from our community: acclaimed actress, entrepreneur, and producer Drew Barrymore, who earlier this year declared her love for our sellers.
“All of these incredible independent sellers, from all over the world, create the most amazing items, and with such heart and passion,” says Drew. “I’m so happy to be able to honour this incredibly talented group of entrepreneurs.”
Be sure to check back in September to discover our 100 finalists and participate in our first-ever People’s Choice Award vote, with a prize valued at $5,000 USD. Winners will be announced in October along with one $15,000 USD Grand Prize Winner and ten $1,000 USD Category Winners. Let the search for special begin!
Need some nomination inspiration? Let’s revisit the winners from 2019.
*No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the US & DC, Canada (exc. Quebec), France, Germany and the UK, aged 18 years or older. Ends 04:59:59am on 2nd July 2020 local UK time (11:59:59pm 1st on July New York time). Void where prohibited Subject to Official Rules.