Here at Craftsy, we're crazy about patterns! That's why we want to celebrate the amazing indie pattern designers whose hard work and creativity has given us the tools we need to make incredible projects. Read on to find out how to nominate your favorite patterns AND be entered to win a FREE Craftsy class of your choice!
Join in on the Craftsy Pattern Design Awards 2014 and celebrate ingenuity!
In order to choose the winners, we need your help, so we're taking your nominations for your favorite patterns from the Craftsy pattern store. Let us know your top pattern picks here in each of our pattern categories. We'll use your nominations to select five top designs and let you, the makers, decide and vote on the winner.
The contest details
From how to nominate to the top prize, read on and we'll answer all your contest FAQs!
What are the categories?
- Sewing Patterns
- Quilting Patterns
- Knitting Patterns
- Crocheting Patterns
- Embroidery Patterns
- Paper Crafts Patterns
- Jewelry Patterns
How to nominate
You can nominate your favorite design from the Craftsy pattern store in any of the seven categories listed above by clicking any of the orange "Nominate your favorite patterns here" buttons on this post. You may nominate up to three patterns per category, and can only nominate each pattern one time.
The top 4 pattern finalists from each category will move on to the next round, based upon votes from readers and the Craftsy Judging Panel, comprised of our editorial team and industry experts. Your nomination is extremely important!
You have until October 28th, 2014, to submit your nomination. Then, on October 31st, we’ll announce the Top 4 finalists in each category, and you’ll have until Nov. 5th to vote for your favorites! Again, these winners will be determined by reader votes and the Craftsy Judging Panel.
On November 7th, we’ll announce the winner and one runner-up for each category, for a total of 14 honorees!
What's the prize?
Winning designers for each category will receive:
- A Craftsy Pattern Design Awards Winner badge to proudly wear on their blogs!
- A designer spotlight on the Craftsy blog.
- Winners' patterns will also be promoted to the Craftsy audience, providing great exposure for your designs!
Voters, you can win, too!
Plus, just for filling out the nomination form, your email address will be entered for a chance to win a FREE Craftsy class. That's right — not only will you be helping your favorite designers increase their chances, you may even win yourself!
What are the rules?
A valid email address is required to nominate or vote. You must use your own email address, and we’ll also email you to let you know when the voting round begins.
Nominees must have a Craftsy pattern store. We love all designers, but this particular contest is open only to those indie pattern-makers who have a shop in the Craftsy pattern store. Find out how you can start your very own pattern store here — it's easy and completely FREE!
What Craftsy patterns are eligible? ALL Craftsy patterns — both paid and free — are eligible. Start browsing patterns now to find your favorites!
Can I nominate a friend? Absolutely! Share this post with your favorite designers, so they can get their friends and followers to nominate their patterns as well.
Can I nominate myself? Yes! But you cannot submit the same pattern more than once. You may also encourage others to nominate your pattern shop via whatever social channels you'd like!