Submissions are open!
We’re looking for 2018’s creative stars. Enter via Pinterest to be in with a chance of winning a Mollie Makes Handmade Award, and some amazing prizes and mentoring opportunities
Showcasing and supporting the UK’s amazing array of designer-makers is a huge part of Mollie Makes’ ethos. Celebrating craftsmanship and creativity is so important to us, as is discovering new talent, so we’re delighted to be launching the fifth annual Mollie Makes Handmade Awards. It’s our opportunity to shine a spotlight on those people turning their passion for handmade into a way of life, and highlight the amazing things they do.
The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards are free to enter, and open to residents of the UK and Europe. The closing date is 11.59pm BST on Wednesday 6th June 2018, and shortlisted finalists will be invited to present to the judges at The Dead Dolls House in Islington on Monday 9th July, so make sure to keep the date free!
Our chosen finalists will join us for a day of hands-on workshops, inspirational talks, panel discussions and photo walks with some of the UK’s best-loved creatives. What qualifies as handmade? Your products must be handcrafted by you or your team (other than entries for our Handmade Champion Award). This means you haven’t tailored, restored or repaired them, or assembled them from a kit without substantial alterations being made to the original design. How do I enter? Create a Pinterest board entitled ‘Mollie Makes Handmade Awards 2018’ and pin at least five pictures of your projects, bricks and mortar space, illustrations or creative services from your website or blog. Use the ‘Description’ box of the board to tell us about your business, and the categories you’d like to enter. Then, invite us to view it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org through Pinterest’s ‘Send Board’ button.
We’ve put together an example on the website – visit our Handmade Awards web page, below – and you’ll find some top tips from Team Mollie, who’ll be shortlisting your boards, over the page.
If you don’t have a Pinterest account, enter by emailing all the info detailed above (attaching five low-res images) to email@example.com.