Awards FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is the prize money?
    We will publish the prize money by mid-September since it will depend on the generous contributions from our sponsors.
  2. Can brands (established & emerging) participate in the competition?
    Only small businesses or individuals producing eco artisanal products can apply.  
  3. What do you mean by artisans?
    An artisan is a skilled individual who creates original and high quality handmade products with a unique design focus.S/He uses traditional methods in the process. S/He makes these products themselves or with the assistance of a team and takes responsibility for sourcing and finishing the product. 
  4. Who are the jury members?
    The names and profiles of the Jury members will be made public by September end. 
  5. Who will cover shipping costs of semifinalists?
    AGAATI will cover the shipping costs of all products that semifinalists have to submit to qualify for the final round. The shipping address will be provided in September
  6. When is the awards ceremony?
    We will publish the date of the awards ceremony in October since this will require the availability of the Jury members, partners and applicants. 
  7. Can I submit products on behalf of my friends, colleagues or local artisans I know?
    Yes, you can although, should your friend, colleague, artisans win the competition, we will be highlighting his/her story. Please make sure to complete the application with all the requirements highlighted in the Submissions section above.
  8. What will happen to the products shipped by semi-finalists?
    The products submitted by the semi-finalists will be with us for the first 6 months. We will be promoting these products widely among our customers through our website and social media. Should someone buy the product, we will ship the product from our office to the customer and transfer the money to your account without any sales commission. 
  9. How much will you charge on commissions and lists on your website after the first free 6 months?
    After 6 months we will charge a listing fee of USD 1 per month and 20% commission on sales. 
  10. What price range products are you looking for?
    Although price is not the main factor and we welcome quality products, our clientele consists of women who love one-of-a-kind, unique and luxe products who are willing to pay more for than what is commonly available in most online marketplaces. We therefore request you to consider the selection criteria based on which the Jury will be voting for the winners.
  11. Who are your clients and where are they from?
    Our clients are mostly based in the US but we have customers from Singapore, India and Europe as well.
  12. Can I submit products which do not fall under accessories?
    No. Although this competition is only for accessories, we are always looking for artisanal partners to collaborate with. We request that you connect with us separately via email at