The Categories

From new products and emerging craft brands, to big brands and social media, if you work in the craft industry, we have a category (or more) that you will be eligible for. Most our catrgories are free to enter, with the exception of our New Elite Industry Awards, where you can pay to have an industry expert judge your entry and if you win, enjoy extra publicity as a result.

FREE to enterBest Independent Retailer

Fancy the award of Best Craft Shop in the country to display in your shop window? Enter your shop today to be judged by the Craft Business team. And, as Craft Business magazine is committed to supporting retail, this category remains free to enter.

Judged by the Craft Business team

Elite Industry Awards

This year, we have four Industry Elite categories whereby upon entering and being shortlisted, your product, campaign or brand will have the chance to be put in front of one of our esteemed judges. The cost per entry for these categories is £100 plus VAT.

Don't miss this opportunity to potentially gain celebrity endorsement for your brand!

Free to enter categories

  • Best Support & Service
  • Best Chain Craft Shop (changed from Best Shared Retailer)
  • Best E-tailer
  • Best British Brand
  • Best Trade Website
  • Best KnittingManufacturer/Supplier/Distributor
  • Best European Brand
  • Best American Brand
  • Craft Influencer of the Year
  • Best Craft Book Publisher
  • Best Creative StationeryManufacturer/Supplier/Distributor
  • Best Sustainable Craft Company
  • Best Beading & JewelleryManufacturer/Supplier/Distributor
  • Best Papercraft Manufacturer/Supplier/Distributor
  • Best Stitching & HaberdasheryManufacturer/Supplier/Distributor
  • Best British Brand
  • Best Trade Website