The Etsy Design Awards, aka The Etsies, have the goal of honoring the best of the best sellers on Etsy. The awards go to the highest-quality items found on the site, while shining a spotlight on their global community of entrepreneurs, an especially important endeavor right now.
Through July 15, sellers can submit an item for a chance be named the Etsy Design Award Grand Prize Winner, which comes with a cash prize of $15,000. Ten other sellers will be named Etsy Design Award Category Winners and awarded $1,000 each. Although last year, there were only five categories to win, Etsy has upped the number to 10: Jewelry, Bags, Accessories & Shoes, Clothing, Art, Home & Living, Weddings, Paper & Party, Kids, Pets, and Vintage.
What’s more, winners of both the grand prize and the categories will receive Etsy Ads and listing credits, mentorship from Etsy experts on key topics to help expand their businesses, and features on Etsy’s owned marketing channels. So not only does winning mean a cash prize, but it also means some powerful business boosts.