Entries Now Open For 2023 Etsy Design Awards

Liz Morton
Liz Morton


Etsy is now accepting entries for 2023 Etsy Design awards, featuring bigger prizes and celebrity judge Sarah Jessica Parker.

Etsy Design Awards
The 2023 Etsy Design Awards is our annual global awards program that celebrates sellers in our community who push craftsmanship forward. Submit your most unique piece for a chance to win.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, you could be the winner of an Etsy Design Award! Along with some amazing prizes, it’s an opportunity to help grow your business and be introduced to new buyers around the world. So submit your well-crafted items and extra-special gifts today!

Submissions will be open from May 11 at 12:01am ET through May 26 11:59pm ET.

A peek at the prizes
There’s more opportunities to win than ever before—from money and ad credits for your shop to some extra promo, here’s what you’ll enjoy if you’re selected as an award winner or one of our 150 finalists.

And for the first time ever, all sellers who enter the Etsy Design Awards receive a free three month premium trial of Adobe Express. Adobe Express is a tool that helps creators easily make and share unique and beautiful content including social media posts, banners, and videos. (Offer ends February 28, 2024. Adobe Express subscription required. While supplies last. See redemption page for Adobe Terms.)

1 Grand Prize Etsy Design Award Winner*
Chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker and Dayna Isom Johnson
$25,000 USD cash prize

1 Winners’ Choice Etsy Design Award Winner*
Chosen by previous Grand Prize Etsy Design Award winners
$5,000 USD cash prize

1 People’s Pick Etsy Design Award Winner*
Voted on by the Etsy community
$5,000 USD cash prize

15 Category Etsy Design Award Winners*
Chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker and Dayna Isom Johnson
$1,500 USD cash prize per winner

All finalists will receive:

  • $100 USD Etsy Gift Card
  • Finalist Shop Badge
  • $50 USD in Etsy Ads credits
  • 50 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 Editors’ Picks page

Not only is the prize money bigger this year, but so are the categories with 5 new categories added to the mix.

Choose your category
To celebrate our fifth year, we’ve added five new categories! Select the one that best represents your handmade or vintage entry. For more detailed descriptions, visit our 2023 Etsy Design Awards Seller Guide.

Bags & Purses, Keychains, Headbands, Totes, Hats/Caps, Handbags, Scarves/Wraps, Hair Accessories, Shoes, Backpacks, Belts, and more

Digital/Physical Prints, Drawing & Illustrations, Painting, Sculpture, Glass Art, Fiber Art, Fine Art Ceramics, and more

Living/Dining/Bedroom, Entryway, Office, Patio Furniture, Fire Pits, Garden Boxes, Mailboxes, Planters, Outdoor Games, and more

Home Decor, Signage, Ornaments/Accents, Kitchen & Dining, Clothing, Paper & Party, and more

Home Decor
Wall Decor, Rugs, Wreaths, Candles & Holders, Accents, Frames, Pillows, Vases, Clocks, Mirrors, and more

Rings, Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets, Watches, Jewelry Storage, and more

Kids Furniture, Bedding, Kids Decor/Mobiles, Baby & Toddler Toys, Stuffed Animals/Dolls, Learning & School, Games & Puzzles, Kids/Baby Clothing, Sets, Rompers, Pajamas, and more

Kitchen & Dining
Drink & Barware, Dining & Serving, Cookware, Kitchen Storage, Kitchen Decor, Coffee/Tea Makers, and more

Chandeliers, Pendant lights, Lamps, Sconces, Shades, Fixtures, Lanterns & Outdoor Lighting, and more

Men’s Clothing
Casual/Dress Shirts, Pants, Jacket/Coats, Blazers/Suits, Pajamas/Robes, Costumes, Custom Clothing, Linen, Tops/Tees/Sweatshirts, and more

Collars & Leashes, Clothing, Beds/Furniture, Toys, and more

Personalized Gifts
Signage, Wall Decor & Mementos, Drink & Barware, Personalized Jewelry, Bridesmaid/Groomsmen/Couple Gifts, Blankets, Accessories, and more

Wedding Style
Womens & Mens: Clothing, Jewelry, Accessories, and more

Weddings & Celebrations
Party Supplies, Greeting Cards, Stationary, Calendars, Invitations, Giftwrap, Wedding Favors, Decor/Signage, Dresses, Guest Books, and more

Women’s Clothing
Dresses, Jackets/Coats, Pajamas/Robes, Lingerie, Skirts, Sweaters, Pants/Shorts, Swimwear, Blazers/Suits, Jumpsuits/Rompers, and more

For more details, check out the Etsy Seller Handbook 2023 Etsy Design Awards Seller Guide.

2023 Etsy Design Awards Seller Guide
We want to see the best of your shop! Submit your most unique piece to be considered.

Entries must be received by May 26, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET. Finalists will be notified in early to mid June and award winners will be announced in July 2023.

Do you plan to enter the 2023 Etsy Design Awards competition? Let us know in the comments below!

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Liz Morton is a seasoned ecommerce pro with 17 years of online marketplace sales experience, providing commentary, analysis & news about eBay, Etsy, Amazon, Shopify & more at Value Added Resource!