Whether it’s the perfect accessory or a one-of-a-kind gift, there’s nothing quite like discovering a unique find, and global online marketplace Etsy is often considered the go-to destination for them, selling everything from handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures created by millions of independent artists and small businesses.
To pay homage to its vast community of creative entrepreneurs, Etsy hosts its annual design awards competition, the Etsy Design Awards (also known as The Etsies). On Tuesday, Etsy revealed the 100 finalists of this year’s program, selected from thousands of entries received from around the world. These finalists are in the running for the $20,000 USD Grand Prize and more, to be selected by judges Meena Harris, activist and entrepreneur, Joseph Altuzarra, world-renowned fashion designer, Leanne Ford, interior designer and HGTV host, and Etsy Trend Expert Dayna Isom Johnson.
Making this year’s competition even more exciting, Etsy joined forces with Klarna to present the Klarna People’s Pick Award, offering shoppers the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist, who’ll receive a $5,000 cash prize. Klarna is also encouraging shoppers to support small businesses on Etsy, offering those who use Klarna $10 in Etsy credit when they purchase an item from a finalists’ shop during the voting period.
How do you vote for the Klarna People’s Pick Award?
Shoppers can cast a vote now through July 20th in two ways:
- Vote using the Klarna app*: Shoppers can cast an additional vote for any finalist on the Klarna app, within the Etsy Design Awards Collection.
- Vote on Etsy.com or the Etsy app: Shoppers can cast a vote for any finalist using Etsy’s favoriting tool, by hovering over the listing image and clicking the heart button that appears.
Who are the finalists?
Finalists can be accessed here, and span the following categories:
- Bags & Accessories
- Clothing & Shoes
- Home & Living
- Weddings & Celebrations
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