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Prizes: What is in it for you?

Top semi-finalists

  • Free promotion of your products and profile among our international clients and customers during the duration of the competition through social media posts

Top finalists:

  • Free listing & commission-free sales of your products at 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

Top winners

  • 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.