UK Handmade competition
Friday, March 28, 2014
Sue Ryder New Goods launch competition to find new products from UK crafters
Sue Ryder, the hospice and neurological care charity, has launced a UK-wide competition to find the very best of the UK's handmade gifts to feature on their new Sue Ryder New Goods website. They are going to be scouring the country to find up to ten limited edition products to add to a special featured category, UK Handmade, on the website – and they need your help!
Do you know anyone – friends, colleagues, customers, clients, followers or fans who might want to enter this fab competition to get their items on a UK-wide website AND raise money for charity? If so, share this story!
Sue Ryder New Goods are looking for small UK-based businesses or sole traders specialising in unique hand crafted gifts. Entrants must be able to produce 25 (possibly more depending on demand) unique 'limited edition' products that they can sell on their online shop. All products must be supplied at a wholesale price, meaning 100% of the profit they make on winning products goes towards the charity’s mission of providing incredible life changing care.
This is an amazing opportunity for UK crafters who would like their products to feature on a national charity shop’s website.
Over the next few months they will be gathering entries, holding a national online vote via their Facebook page, and the top ten products with the most votes will go on to feature on their website as part of this limited collection of handmade gifts.
How to enter
Entries are via the competition app on their Facebook page:
- The name of your business or yourself if a sole trader
- A high quality photo and description of the product you are entering with
- A Recommended Retail Price (RRP) for your product*
- Entries and voting are open between now and midnight on the 5 May 2014
- Winners will be chosen by public vote and announced via their Facebook page on 12 May 2014
- 25 of each winning product must be received by 26 May 2014
- Items will go on sale 1 June 2014
They are specifically looking for unique products that will compliment their existing ranges – think vintage-inspired, retro goodies, shabby chic, beautiful home and gardening gifts and traditional children's toys and games. Check out their online shop shop.sueryder.org/
to get an idea of what they sell.
All winners will be chosen by a public vote via the Facebook page, so it’s down to entrants to bang the drum and get people voting for your products and hopefully get your products and your business featured on the Sue Ryder website.
Not a bad platform if you're looking to get your craft out there!