How to enter the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

Whether you’re just starting out or own an established craft business, you should totally enter the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards.

Since Mollie Makes launched 4 years ago, we have showcased the work of some of the best designers and makers in the handmade community. We believe in celebrating great craftsmanship and supporting creative entrepreneurship.

In 2014 we launched the first Mollie Makes Handmade Awards to celebrate all the wonderful people who turn their passion for handmade into a way of life, and this year it returns as a full day of workshops and mentoring from the likes of Pinterest, Pavilion Books, Crafternoon Cabaret and the Mollie Makes team for those shortlisted.

We have five categories and entering the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards is simpler. The closing date for entry is 11.59pm BST on 22 May 2015 and the shortlisted finalists will be invited to present to judges at The Proud Archivist in London on Thursday 11 June 2015.

What qualifies as handmade?

Your items must be handcrafted by you/your team. This means you haven’t tailored, restored or repaired it, or assembled it from a kit without substantial alterations to the original design.

Which category is for you?

There are five categories and we will shortlist three entrants for each. You can enter more than one category.

Youth Award
For creative entrepreneurs aged 18 to 25 who haven’t yet established a business.

Start-Up Award
For small handmade businesses that have been trading for less than two years.

Established Business Award
For small handmade businesses that have been trading for two years or more.

Creative Idea Award
An award to recognise an exceptionally creative idea or innovation in the handmade community.

New! Collaboration Award
Submit any project where you’ve teamed up with another business, establishment or individual to create something brand new.

How do I enter?

Create a Pinterest board called ‘Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2015’ and pin at least three pictures of your products, bricks and mortar space, or creative services from your website or blog. Use the ‘Description’ box of the board to tell us about your business and the category you’d like to enter. Then invite us to see it by emailing mollieawards@immediate.co.uk through Pinterest’s ‘Send Board’ button.

Follow Mollie Makes’s board Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2015 on Pinterest.

If you don’t have a Pinterest account, you can still enter by emailing all the info detailed above (attaching three low res images please) to mollieawards@immediate.co.uk. Once you’ve entered give us a shout using #HandmadeAwards on TwitterInstagram and Facebook

Meet the judges, last year’s Mollie Makes Handmade Awards winners and the prizes for each category here, Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards is sponsored by Brother.