made in vancouver awards

MIVA entries are now open! The entry deadline is April 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., so don't wait!

Update: Entry deadline has been extended to April 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.!

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The Made in Vancouver Awards celebrate the best of the city’s maker culture

Vancouver magazine’s Made in Vancouver Awards spotlight the city’s best homegrown goods, from artisanal hot sauces to handcrafted bags to eco-chic outerwear. Now in its third year, our awards program is your chance to share your locally made products with our editorial judging team; winners will be featured in the July/August issue of the magazine.

To take part and share your wares, see the full details below and FAQs. Or if you're ready to get started, kick off your application here!

Competition Details

Entry fee is $70 per product.

Entries close April 2, 2021, 11:59 p.m. **DEADLINE EXTENDED to APRIL 16, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.!**

Judging takes place in May. Shortlist will be announced in June; winners will be featured in the July/August issue of Vancouver Magazine. See last year's winners here!

2021 Categories

Food (sub-categories: Savoury and Sweet) May include sauces, oils/vinegars; preserves and spreads; baked goods and snacks, etc.

Drink (sub-categories: BeerSpirits and Zero-Proof) May include cocktail mixes; shrubs and bitters; spirits; sodas; kombuchas, etc.

Style Fashion; accessories; jewellery, etc.

Home Tableware; pottery; baskets; textiles; décor; lighting; woodcraft, etc.

Beauty Makeup; skincare; haircare; self-care, etc.

Wildcard (anything else!)

How to apply:

1. Complete our submission form and pay your entry fee.

2. Ship us your product samples, if required—different categories have different requirements, so please review our Shipping Info page carefully!

3. Wait for good news from our judges!

JUDGING CRITERIA

How innovative is the product (fresh, forward-thinking design, unique niche in the field or market, solves problems creatively)? Points will also be awarded for sustainable design.

How successful is the execution of the work (selection, quality, combination of materials, unique techniques and processes, technical proficiency)?

The work will also be evaluated by its functional merits, and for its poetic value/design aesthetic.

Questions? Please contact madeinvancouverawards@canadawide.com

Key Dates

SUBMISSION DEADLINE Deadline is April 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.! **DEADLINE EXTENDED to APRIL 16, 2021, at 11:59 p.m!**

PRODUCT DELIVERY DEADLINE Beauty, food and drink samples can be dropped off through 2:00 p.m. on April 23 , 2021. Our office is open to accept courier deliveries or drop-offs between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. weekdays. Those dropping off freshly made food for judging should deliver between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on April 23.

FINALISTS will be announced by Vancouver Magazine on or before June 25, 2021. 

WINNERS will be announced by Vancouver Magazine on or before July 8, 2021. (Date is subject to change.)