Calling all creatives
The 2022 Etsy Design Awards is our annual global awards programme that celebrates sellers in our community who push craftsmanship forward.
From beautiful items that better the world in their unique way, to decor that makes us feel – well, all the feelings – we’re searching for the most visionary shops. Is that you? Tell us more! Submit your most special piece for a chance to win.
Submissions will be open between 16th May at 5:01am and 28th May 4:59am in London (16th May 12:01am and 27th May at 11.59pm in New York).
Submit your item for consideration to be named the Grand Prize Etsy Design Award Winner, the People’s Pick Etsy Design Award Winner, one of 10 Category Etsy Design Award Winners, or one of 100 finalists.
1 Grand Prize Etsy Design Award Winner*
- $20,000 USD cash prize
- Cover feature in an upcoming 2022 Etsy Market Lookbook
1 People’s Pick Etsy Design Award Winner*
- $5,000 USD cash prize
10 Category Etsy Design Award Winners*
- $1,000 USD cash prize per winner
*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
All finalists will receive:
- $250 USD Etsy Gift Card
- Finalist Shop Badge
- $50 USD in Etsy Ads credits
- 50 listing credit
- Promotion on Etsy’s marketing channels, including social media, blog, email, and an Editors’ Picks page
- Item feature in an upcoming 2022 Etsy Market Lookbook
Prints, Drawing & Illustrations, Painting, Ceramics and more
Clothing & Accessories
Tops & Tees, Sweatshirts, Dresses, Trousers, Costumes, Hair Accessories, Shoes and more
Bedroom, Dining Room, Living Room, Outdoor Furniture, Fire Pits, Postboxes, Planters, and more
Home Decor & Lighting
Wall Decor, Rugs, Wreaths, Accents, Mirrors, Lamps, Sconces, Outdoor Lighting, and more
Rings, Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, Watches, and Jewellery Storage
Kids Furniture, Decor/Mobiles, Baby & Toddler Toys, Stuffed Animals/Dolls, Games & Puzzles, and more
Kitchen & Dining
Drink & Barware, Cookware, Storage/Decor, Coffee/Tea Makers and more
Collars & Leashes, Clothing, Beds/Furniture, Toys, and more
Weddings & Celebrations
Bridesmaid/Best Men/Couple Gifts, Decor/Signage, Dresses, Greeting Cards, Stationary, and more
Furniture/Decor/Lighting and Men’s & Women’s Clothing & Accessories (all seasons)
Judges: Etsy x The Expert
This year, we’re teaming up with The Expert and their community of esteemed designers – including Jake Arnold, Jenna Lyons, and Brigette Romanek! – to handpick the Etsy Design Award winners. Here’s the who’s who:
The Expert connects anyone, anywhere with world-renowned designers via video consultations. Its virtual design platform breaks down the traditional barriers that have existed between in-demand designers and clients, democratising access to personalised advice, guidance and support from trusted home Experts.
Jenna Lyons was the President and Executive Creative Director of the American retail chain J.Crew Group for nearly a decade. Jenna is now Co-Founder and CEO of direct-to-consumer beauty brand, LoveSeen, as well as title role and Executive Producer of STYLISH with Jenna Lyons, currently streaming on HBO Max. Jenna resides in New York City with her son Beckett.
Fuelled by her passion for design and excitement for innovation, Brigette founded Romanek Design Studio in 2018 with the goal of creating stunning interiors that delight, while never sacrificing livability. Since then, Brigette is honoured to have been recognised three years running on the coveted AD 100 Top Designers in the World, Elle Decor A Lists, 1stDibs 50 and The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 20 Designers in Los Angeles.
Jake Arnold is at the forefront of a new wave of designers creating fresh, modern spaces that transcend time and trend. Jake’s unique aesthetic emerges from an approach that integrates the traditional design of his London upbringing with the relaxed lifestyle of California, where he leads a full-service design studio. He and his work have been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Homes & Gardens, and Elle Decor.
Etsy Trend Expert
Dayna Isom Johnson
Dayna Isom Johnson is the trend expert for Etsy and a judge on the NBC primetime series ‘Making It’. As part of her role at Etsy, Dayna is responsible for keeping her finger on the pulse of the hottest trends on the market. She is in constant pursuit of new and unique finds on Etsy in an effort to unearth the latest and greatest designs, up-and-coming Etsy shops, and sellers with exciting stories.
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What are the Etsy Design Awards?
The Etsy Design Awards (aka The Etsies) is Etsy’s global awards programme. Honouring the work of sellers from around the world and across multiple categories, The Etsies celebrate Etsy’s global community of creative entrepreneurs and shines a spotlight on their unique talents. From 100 finalists, one seller will be crowned the Etsy Design Awards Grand Prize Winner, while 10 others will be named Etsy Design Awards Winners in each featured category. In addition to these awards, the People’s Pick Etsy Design Award will be given to the top-voted finalist. 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.
Which category should I enter?
There are 10 categories to choose from. Please see our category breakdown to help determine which category best fits your item.
Can I enter more than once?
You may enter once per shop that you own: and for each shop you may only enter one product in one category. We recommend choosing the item that you feel best represents your talents.
Can I edit my submission?
Yes, you will have a chance to review your submission, but you must complete your submission when you start it. You will not be able to save it or return to it.
What are the submission dates?
Submissions will be open between 16th May 2022 at 5:01am and 28th May 2022 at 4:59am in London (16th May at 12:01am until 27th May, 11:59pm in New York). Finalists will be notified in early to mid June and award winners will be announced in July 2022.
What criteria must I meet in order to apply?
To qualify for an eligible submission, you must meet the following criteria:
- Your shop is active.
- Your shop has at least 5 listings.
- Your submitted item has a minimum of 3 photos.
- You are the owner of the shop and are submitting yourself (please do not enter on another shop’s behalf).
- You are only submitting one submission per shop.
- Your shop and items comply with Etsy Guidelines and Etsy Seller Guidelines.
- 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.