Prizes: What is in it for you?
- Free promotion of your products and profile among our international clients and customers during the duration of the competition through social media posts
- Free listing & commission-free sales of your products at agaati.com for 6 months
- Free marketing of your product entries on our social media platforms for 6 months
- Free exposure to a niche international client group through feature stories in our newsletter (1 story per finalist)
- 1 blog featuring each finalists and their product
- All of the above
- Cash prize: USD 2,000 to USD 1,000 for 1st and 2nd runner up
- Design consultancy with Saloni Shrestha, Founder and Design Head of AGAATI
- The top finalists will be the first cohort of artisans partners for long-term collaborations. This is optional and left to the artisan to decide.
Training and learning resources
- ALL APPLICANTS directly engaged in the hand production will receive complimentary access to NEST Guild - tools and mentorship aimed at helping you to grow and develop your business while achieving social objectives within your community.
- Select artisans to get access to digital tools by Powered by people
Selection Criteria: What are we looking for?
The Jury will select the winners based on the following criteria:
- Design & Aesthetics (35%)
- Craftsmanship & Materials (35%)
- Quality & Finish (30%)
Awards Ceremony: How will we celebrate?
We will not let the COVID 19 crisis stop us from celebrating! All applicants will be invited to a ZOOM Awards Ceremony in the form of a conference where we will make sure you get to meet and learn from each other.