Now through August 29, you can nominate yourself or another maker for a Martha Stewart American Made Award. Fancypants judges like Ms. Martha and a bunch of experts from her editorial staff will look at all the submissions and choose finalists in the Crafts, Design, Food and Style categories.
“We believe we are in the midst of a shift in our culture where creative entrepreneurs are defining a new American economy. From Detroit to Des Moines, Spokane to St. Louis, people are choosing Main Street over mini-malls—supporting the local and the handmade. Our country’s makers are sparking this change by taking a leap, banking on their creativity and craftsmanship, and living their version of the American dream.”
Browse through the already hundreds of nominees – it’s incredible how many small businesses and makers are creating awesome products in each category.
Judging takes place throughout the nomination period, so there are already finalists listed on the website, here. Online voting starts September 15 so mark your calendar. Here are a few of my current favorites: