What Are the Etsy Design Awards?

Quick answer

Submissions for the 2022 Etsy Design awards are open! Submit your listing for consideration by May 27th. Finalists will be announced in mid June and award winners will be announced in July 2022.

The Etsy Design Awards celebrate the best of Etsy. If you’re an eligible seller, you can submit a listing from your shop in the following categories to be considered for the Awards:

  • Jewellery
  • Clothing & Accessories 
  • Art
  • Furniture
  • Home Decor & Lighting 
  • Weddings & Celebrations
  • kids
  • Pets
  • Vintage
  • Kitchen & Dining

Submit your listing by 27th May. Finalists will be announced in mid June and award winners will be announced in July 2022.

What are the prizes?

1 Grand Prize Etsy Design Award Winner

  • $20,000 USD
  • Cover feature in an upcoming 2022 Etsy Market Lookbook

1 People’s Pick Award Winner 

  • $5,000 USD

10 Category Award Winners 

  • $1,000 USD (per winner)

100 finalists will receive:

  • $250 USD Etsy Gift Card
  • Finalist Shop Badge
  • $50 USD in Etsy Ads credits
  • 50 free listing credits
  • Promotion on Etsy’s marketing channels, including social media, blog, email, and an Editors’ Picks page
  • Item featured in an upcoming 2022 Etsy Market Lookbook

All winners will also receive: 

  • A winner shop badge
  • Mentorship from Etsy experts
  • Features on Etsy’s marketing channels, including social media, blog, email, and an Editor’s Picks page
  • Features on The Expert's marketing channels

Learn more about the Etsy Design Awards. You can also get peer-to-peer advice about your Etsy Design Awards submission from other sellers in the Etsy community forums.  

How are the winners chosen?

Etsy’s own trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson, along with The Expert’s community of designers – including Jake Arnold, Jenna Lyons, Brigette Romanek, and more – will be selecting the 2022 Grand Prize Etsy Design Award and the ten Category Etsy Design Award winners.

The winner of the People’s Pick Etsy Design Award  will be determined by a community vote, which will open when the finalists are announced in June 2022. Between 14th June 2022 and 21st June 2022, shoppers and sellers can vote for a finalist using Etsy’s favouriting tool.

How can I submit a listing to the Etsy Design Awards? 

To submit a listing for consideration for the Etsy Design Awards, visit our Etsy Design Awards page. You will receive an email confirming your entry was successfully received. 

Be careful when submitting your entry. You will have a chance to review your entry before final submission, but you must complete your entry when you start it. You will not be able to save it or return to it.

Am I eligible to submit an item for consideration?

To be considered, you must have an Etsy shop with at least 5 active listings. You may submit one listing per shop that you own. If you have more than one shop, you may only enter one listing for each shop. We recommend choosing the item that you feel best represents your talents. 

If your item is vintage or one-of-a-kind, we require that you put this item on hold from the time you enter until finalists are announced in June. If your vintage or one-of-a-kind item sells during this period, your submission becomes null and void. However, Etsy may elect to choose another item. 

For the full list of requirements, including seller location and item eligibility, read the official rules.

How will I know if I’m a finalist or winner?

Finalists will be notified by early to mid June 2022 and Winners will be announced in July 2022.

Learn more about the Etsy Design Awards

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