Meet the winners!

Etsy Awards Australia & New Zealand


Meet the winners
The winners of the 2016 Australian and New Zealand Etsy Awards have been announced. Thank you to everyone who voted for the Community’s Choice Award winner and a special thank you to our judges.

The Etsy Awards celebrate the best of creativity in Australia and New Zealand. Etsy is the online marketplace for handmade and vintage products. Our mission is to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world.

Community's Choice Winner

Needle and Nail
Husband and wife duo Jeremy and Dee Rolston began Needle & Nail in 2014, a long talked about dream for the pair to make their own living and spend time with their young family. Jeremy and Dee work out of their home in Whatawhata, New Zealand in between raising and home-schooling their six kids. This sewing machine was designed, created, and produced by Jeremy. Passionate about seeing children being able to engage their imagination through play they've included a clever little mechanism that allows the 'needle' to rise and fall, as if sewing, when the handle is turned. Rolston Family image credit: Sam Mothersole Photography.

Meet the winners


Penny Min Ferguson
Art & Illustration and Paper Design
lucile sciallao
Home & Living
Joram Salisbury
Fashion & Accessories
Kirralee Robinson
Lasting World
Andy newton
Etsy New Talent

Meet the finalists

Art & Illustration and Paper Design



Ben Conservato
Emma
The Logical Emotion
Taryn
Bron’s Ceramics
Bronwen
Belinda Marshall Art
Belinda
Wendy June
Wendy
Nayana Iliffe
nayana
Floriosa
Sally
Carmen Hui Art
Carmen
Jaclyn Tan Designs
Jaclyn
Liz Sofield
Liz
Min Pin Shop
Penny Min
SMshopdesign
Sarah
Home & Living



My Very Own Eye Goggles
Margie
Ivanchai
Ivan and Alexandra
Elisa Bartels
Elisa
Adele Maggie
Adele
Fabrique de Brunswick
lucile
Carpenter and Kin
Laura
Mountain Clay
Yvette
Needle and Nail
Jeremy and Dee
Esther Sandler
Esther
Square + Round
Yoko
Timber Dimensions
Bevan
Fazeek Design
Jackie
Fashion & Accessories



Blue&Grae
Josef
Small World Dreams
Claire
Whistleburg
Renee
Ilham AIsmail
Ilham
OhBoeys
Sylvia
The Bilboa Loft
Osha
Clothing by Desiree
desiree
Ginny Reynders
Ginny
Sophie Divett Jeweller
Sophie
Tiny Textiles Handmade
Paula
Esther Sandler
Esther
Paterson Salisbury
Joram
Lasting World



Fox Hill Llamas
Nichelle
Winestains Barossa
Kristal
Kirralee & Co
Kirralee
Tommy`s Hut
Brandi
frill&frank
Joelle
New Talent



Asha`s Art Shop
Ashley
Art by Veronica Lamb
Veronica
Normandy Road
Jenna
Dreamy Feather
Miriam
Meredith Fibre Co.
Jodi
Marinier Design
Sandra
Schnoogie Cards
Heather
Butterfly Boo and Jo
Jacki
House of Cherub
Maja
Adelyn Makes
Adelyn
Wood`n`Toys by Dyl
Dylan
Bankymoon Plantstands
Andy

Prizes


Our judging panel will select the finalists for each category, as well as determine each of the five category winners based on creativity, quality of design and craftsmanship. The Community's Choice winner will be determined by public vote.

Community's Choice Winner will receive $5,000 cash prize

Category Winners will each receive $1,000 cash prize

Business Bundle winner will recieve an online Digital Marketing course thanks to General Assembly and access to a successful Etsy seller as a mentor

Judges

Helen Souness
Managing Director, Etsy Australia & Asia
Helen came into her role at Etsy with the mission to develop the team and business within Australia and Asia. Her CV includes senior roles in market-leading companies including SEEK, Lonely Planet and Envato. Etsy’s mission—reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world—was what first attracted her to the role.
Geneva Vanderzeil
A Pair & A Spare
Geneva Vanderzeil is a professional blogger, published author and content creator. She started her website A Pair & A Spare as a creative outlet for her DIY projects; in the last seven years, it has grown to become one of the top lifestyle blogs in the world where readers come for craft, travel, wardrobe guides, and creative tips for starting a business. Geneva published a book based on her site, designed a shoe collection, and built a community of millions of creative and adventurous people from around the world.
Sara Donaldson
Harper & Harley
Sara Donaldson is the blogger behind the Australian fashion and beauty blog Harper & Harley. Over the past seven years since its creation, Sara has worked with numerous Australian and international brands which include, but are not limited to, Lancome, Sephora, Uniqlo, Gucci, Nike and David Jones. Due to its strong brand identity and consistent and authentic content, Harper & Harley has secured its place as one of the leading style blogs in Australia.
Lucy Feagins
The Design Files
Lucy Feagins is the creator and editor of The Design Files, Australia's most popular design blog. Lucy has contributed design news and feature stories to various Australian magazines including Inside Out, The Age Melbourne Magazine and The Saturday Paper. Currently, she is the interiors columnist for Sunday Style magazine. She has appeared on TV (The Block) and radio (Triple JJJ, ABC Radio) as a result of the immense success of The Design Files. The Design Files covers Australian design in all its forms—from architecture and interiors to gardens, art, craft, design and illustration.