If you’re a creative and already have an Etsy shop, then you can apply with your products right away; if you don’t have your own shop yet, you can open one using this form. Submissions can be made in the following categories: Art, Illustration & Paper Goods, Home & Living, Kids & Baby, Fashion & Accessories, New Talent. Additionally, and just like last year, there’s the Community Choice Award, for which there will be a public voting via e-mail and Facebook once the 60 finalists are chosen. The aim is to highlight exceptional designs and the winners can look forward to receiving either € 1000 as well as € 5000 for the Community Choice Award.
To select the finalists, we’ll be sitting on the jury alongside Etsy’s creative director Julia Hoffman, Ricarda Nieswandt of 23qm Stil as well as photographer Zoë Noble and we can’t wait to see your submissions. You can apply until May 17th, good luck! Feel free to take a look at last year’s winners below.
ACCESSOIRES: PETIT FOU
Hamburg-based creative Daniela Gilsdorf of ‘PetitFou’ won the ‘Accessories’ category with her unique design paper clutch designs.
NEW TALENT: ROUGHANDREADY
The ‘New Talent’ award went to Tobias Kiebler for his classic furniture pieces with a rustic touch. The winneing product is this side table made of steel and walnut wood.
COMMUNITY CHOICE: BEATATE
With more than 1000 votes, Bonnie Rüppel won the public voting with her black statement tassel rope necklace in copper, which she specifically designed for the Etsy Design awards.
FASHION: THE KNIT KID
The winning product in the ‘Fashion’ category was this knitted top by Sabrina Weigt. The designer behind ‘THE KNIT KID’ focuses on knitwear with bold blocks of color.
HOME & LIVING: PAPERTROPHY
Made of paper, this XXL Gorilla sculpture was the winner of the ‘Home & Living’ category and belongs to a series of paper sculptures in different sizes by Berlin-based artist Holger Hoffmann.
ART & ILLUSTRATION: NAULI
The team behind Nauli won the ‘Art & Illustration’ category with this crafty paper acrobat design that can be hung on wires and light fixtures.