British Knitting & Crochet Awards Are Now Open!
By Emily Peagram 19 Mar 2020
The British Knitting & Crochet Awards have officially opened and are accepting entries. Now in their thirteenth year, the British Knitting & Crochet Awards are widely recognised as the biggest and most important in the industry, rewarding companies and individuals from the biggest players to the smallest independents. They are run every year by Let’s Knit and Let’s Get Crafting Magazines and have previously been entirely voted for by readers. This year, for the first time, a separate expert-judged component has been opened up to the trade, and entries are welcomed in five distinct categories prior to the shortlisting stage. The categories are Knitting/Crochet Product Of The Year, Best New Business, Sustainable/Eco Product Of The Year, International Brand Of The Year and Knitting/Crochet Kit Of The Year. The entry stage is open until 8th April, and once the entries have been shortlisted a panel of five expert judges from the knitting and crochet industry will review the entries and choose the winners. The inaugural judging panel comprises author Christine Perry, blogger Julie Williams, Great British Sewing Bee winner Charlotte Newland and designers Karie Westermann and Jiminez Joseph. Brands can enter in up to three categories for a fee of £100 + VAT, with additional entries costing £50, and successful entrants will receive a marketing pack that includes promotional tools and logos. This year’s British Knitting & Crochet Awards are sponsored by Stitchtopia Craft Holidays. More information and an entry form can be found at letsknit.co.uk/awards/trade.