Last year, more than two thousand of you nominated your small businesses for our first American Made Audience Choice Awards. The nomination process for 2013 has started and we’re so excited to meet a new batch of makers creating beautiful products right here in the U.S.
The American Made Awards honor makers from across the country for innovation and excellence in their field. If you’re a maker, we’d love to hear from you, and encourage you to nominate yourself.
How you nominate yourself:
Small business owners can create a nominee profile now through August 23. Beginning August 26, the public will vote for their favorite. The maker with the most votes in their category advances to the final round. A second round of voting from among the finalists in food, design, style, technology, garden, and crafts decides the Grand Prize Winner.
What’s the prize?
The Grand Prize Winner gets $10,000 to further their business and a trip for two to attend the American Made Workshop October 16 and 17th in New York City.
Join the American Made Movement!
Even if you’re not a maker, or don’t have a small American Made business, no problem. Here’s how you can get involved: Browse all of our current nominees and start picking your favorites. Tell your maker friends to nominate themselves! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, on @americanmademsl. Share your American Made discoveries with us by using the hashtag #OurFinds.