Made in Airdrie… curated in Cooper’s!
Are you an Airdrie business owner or entrepreneur creating amazing made in Airdrie products? This event is for you! We want to celebrate the makers, creators, craftspeople and businesses whose ingenuity, creativity, craftsmanship and hard work make us proud to be Airdronians.
airdrielife and Cooper’s Crossing are curating the best creations in Airdrie – products created and manufactured within a 20 km radius of Airdrie with the AIRDRIE MADE AWARDS
There are six categories for makers to enter:
Taste – all edible food-related products, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) that are packaged and available for retail sale. This is not open to restaurant dishes.
Fashion – any fashion related product, from head to toe, including accessories for men, women and/or children.
Home – any product for the home (inside and out) from furnishings to textiles, decorative hardware etc.
Craft – a quality product with a focus on craftsmanship ie pottery, stained glass, woodwork etc.
Beauty/Wellness – any product for personal grooming or a product that promotes healthy living.
Leisure– sporting/outdoor equipment, games, toys and pet related products.
Future Makers Award – a non-entry fee category for youth under 16 years of age who (with minimal adult supervision) create products for sale and/or fundraising.
All eligible entrants will be featured in a photo spread in the winter issue of airdrielife and be invited to showcase their products in the Cooper’s Crossing show homes November 2019 – February 2020. There are two stages of showcases: static and active. Static showcase (Nov 1 2019 – Feb 16, 2020) means your product is displayed for visitors to see and learn about with corresponding signage. Entrants may provide incentives to visitors (ie couponing). Active showcase involves sampling, demos and your presence to meet with visitors and do potential sales. There will be two active showcase opportunities (Thursdays between 4 pm – 8 pm) with dates to be confirmed.
Judging of the categories will be by airdrielife editorial, Westmark Holdings management and a select group of industry judges. A special “Cooper’s Choice” Award* will also be presented from votes gathered online and from site visitors to the show homes with a special draw from votes for a $250 gift basket of Airdrie Made products.
The winners of each category will receive a ¼-page advertorial in a 2020 issue of airdrielife magazine and bragging rights for the full year. The overall winner will receive a full-page advertorial.
The awards will be presented at the end of January at a special ticketed event at Cooper’s Crossing. A portion of the ticket price will be donated to the Airdrie Public Library.
All entries are by self-nomination only. The entry fee is $20. One or more samples (and/or gift cards) of your product will be required for contesting. Ineligible entries will be refunded.
To enter your product/s, enter below BEFORE SEPT 30 and send us your pitch telling us why your product/s should win.