What Are the Etsy Design Awards?

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

  • Home: Home Decor, Lighting, Kitchen & Dining, Art, Furniture
  • Fashion: Jewelry, Wedding Style, Men’s Clothing, Women’s Clothing, Accessories
  • Gifts: Personalized Gifts, Weddings & Celebrations, Pets
  • Holiday, Kids

What Are the Prizes?

1 Grand Prize Etsy Design Award Winner

  • $25,000 USD*

1 Winners' Choice Award Winner

  • $5,000 USD*

1 People’s Pick Award Winner 

  • $5,000 USD*

15 Category Award Winners 

  • $1,500 USD* (per winner)

150 Finalists

  • $100 USD Etsy gift card (or local currency equivalent)
  • 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

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

*Award prizes are converted from USD, so the amount in your currency may vary based on changes in the exchange rate.

Learn more about the Etsy Design Awards.

If you’re looking for tips on your submission before entering, you can get peer-to-peer advice in the Etsy Forums.

How Are the Winners Chosen?

Actor, producer, businesswoman, and designer Sarah Jessica Parker, along with Etsy’s own trend expert Dayna Isom Johnson, will help select the 2023 Grand Prize Etsy Design Award and the 15 Category Etsy Design Award winners.

The judging criteria include:

  • Eye-catching craft (Does your item showcase your unique craftsmanship and skill?)
  • Bold vision (Is your item stunning, best-in-class, unique or imaginative?)
  • Personal story (your maker or curator story)
  • Top-notch branding (Does your shop feature high-quality photography, clear, compelling descriptions, and excellent customer service?)

The Winners’ Choice Etsy Design Award winner will be selected by the previous four Etsy Design Award Grand Prize 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 2023. Between June 21, 2023 and June 28, 2023, any Etsy member can vote using Etsy’s favoriting 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. 

The listing you submit must have at least 3 listing images.

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 July. 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. You can place it on hold by adding “Reserved” in the listing title, like you would when reserving a listing for a buyer.

Sellers from which countries are eligible to enter The Etsy Design Awards?

Sellers in the following countries may enter: United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

While we’ve tried to be as inclusive of as many sellers globally as possible, due to legal restrictions, the Etsy Design Awards is not open to sellers in all countries.

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 2023 and winners will be announced in late July 2023.

Learn more about the Etsy Design Awards

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