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Etsy Announces First-Ever Global Design Awards

International celebrities in style, entrepreneurship, and design to handpick the best of Etsy

BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Etsy, the global marketplace for unique and creative goods, today announced the inaugural launch of the Etsy Design Awards, a global competition that will recognize the work of extraordinary creatives from around the world. Eligible Etsy sellers across multiple areas of expertise are invited to submit their application before May 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET at EtsyDesignAwards.com for a chance to win $15,000 USD, a dazzling trophy, and a bundle of marketing and business prizes.

An expert panel of judges comprised of internationally recognized tastemakers and entrepreneurs--including writer and actor Dan Levy, style expert Joe Zee, author & artist Garance Doré, interior designer Sophie Robinson, décor expert Holly Becker, fashion designer Anavila Misra and Etsy's own Dayna Isom Johnson-- will name one Etsy seller the Etsy Design Award Grand Prize Winner while five others will be named the winners in each featured category. The winners will be revealed in September 2019.

"I'm thrilled to be joining some of the best in the business as a judge for the first-ever Etsies, and I am even more excited to uncover some of the highest-quality items on Etsy," Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's Trend Expert. "Our seller community is made up of some of the most talented and creative people in the world, and they deserve to be recognized. With so many incredibly unique and beautiful items on Etsy, this definitely won't be an easy decision to make."

Between May 14, 2019 and May 28, 2019, eligible sellers are invited to submit a single handmade or vintage item in one of the five award categories: Inventive Decor, Signature Style, Festive Celebrations, Earth-Friendly and Creative Collaborations. Winners will be chosen based on quality, creativity, utility, "wow" factor, personal story and branding.

To enter and for further details on prizing, categories, eligibility and the Official Rules, visit EtsyDesignAwards.com.

About Etsy
Etsy, Inc. (ETSY) is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. Our mission is to keep commerce human, and we're committed to using the power of business to strengthen communities and empower people. We connect millions of buyers and sellers from nearly every country in the world. Buyers come to Etsy to be inspired and delighted by items that are crafted and curated by creative entrepreneurs. For sellers, we offer a range of tools and services that address key business needs.

Etsy was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

Press contact:
Sarah Ponthieu, Global Communications
press@etsy.com

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