Winners Announced: 2013 Readers' Choice Awards
The 2013 Readers' Choice Awards on About.com
You've sounded off and we have our winners! These awards honor the best products, features and services across dozens of categories. Hundreds of thousands of votes have been cast as our readers weigh in! (Rules and Information)
Well, here we are, the moment we've all been waiting for! Well, the moment we've been waiting a day longer than usual before. Sorry about the delay, I was having some trouble accessing the final tally last night, but it looks like the results have been approved and our winners are ready to be announced.
After thousands of votes pouring in over the weeks, we have or winners! So without further ado...
Winner, Best Fashion Blog: Jezebel and The Sartorialist
It's a Tie! After all that voting, you guys couldn't decide between Jezebel and The Sartorialist. Hey, I can't blame you, these are two great fashion blogs, worthy of the About.com Readers' Choice Award! Be sure head over to their sites to congratulate them on their win!
Winner, Best Handmade Marketplace: Zibbet.com
In case you somehow haven't heard by now, there is an incredibly supportive and creative community at Zibbet.com. It's come as no surprise to me that Zibbet is our 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Award Winner for Best Handmade Marketplace! You, the readers have decided that this underdog has got the chops to compete with big sites like Ebay and Etsy. So there has to be a reason for this tenacious fandom, right? Check out Zibbet.com to congratulate them on their Readers Choice distinction and get a feel for what their community is like.
Winner, Best Craft Store: Hobby Lobby
When you get the urge to craft, even if you don't really know what you're crafting yet, a stroll through the craft store can really inspire. My wallet can attest to all of the inspiration I've gleaned from craft stores, yikes. This year, you've chosen a store that provides supplies for a very diverse set of crafts. Hobby Lobby has been chosen as the 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Award recipient for Best Craft Store.
View the Voting Results for Best Craft Store | Finalists: Michael's, Hancock Fabrics, JoAnn Fabrics
Winner, Best Craft Magazine: Make:Craft
There are so many craft magazines to choose from, I wasn't sure which direction our dear readers would take this one. With a healthy chunk of the vote, Make:Craft magazine is hands-down your favorite, and our 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Award Winner for Best Craft Magazine.
View the Voting Results for Best Craft Magazine | Finalists: BUST, Threads, Martha Stewart Living
Winner, Favorite Handmade Clothing Designer: Simple Wisdom
Picking just one independent designer can be a tough one, and the voting reflected this with some close voting right out of the gate. However, Simple Wisdom pulled ahead with her incredible upcycled t-shirt styles. Congratulations to Simple Wisdom, awarded the 2013 About.com Readers' Choice Award for Favorite Handmade Clothing Designer.
View the Voting Results for Favorite Handmade Clothing Designer | Finalists: Ureshii, Sew Moe, Poor Pitiful Pearl
Winner, Favorite Handmade Jewelry Designer: Catherinette Rings
I have to thank you, the readers, for nominating such talented artists. I had the best virtual jewelry boxes to explore this winter! After exploring so many new creations, I was really eager to see who would win this one. Catherinette Rings is the 2013 Reader's Choice Award Winner for Favorite Handmade Jewelry Designer.
View the Voting Results for Favorite Handmade Jewelry Designer | Finalists: Pam Older Designs, Lisa Leonard Designs, Salvaged Jewelry
Congratulations to all of our winners, and to our readers for having such good taste!
Our Finalists and the Voting Results:
- Best Craft Magazine
- Best Online Handmade Marketplace
- Best Craft Store
- Best Fashion Blog
- Favorite Handmade Jewelry Designer
- Favorite Handmade Clothing Designer
2013 Readers' Choice Awards Timeline
From January 14th through February 11, DIY Fashion readers nominated their favorite can't-live-without-it designers and inspirations, such as the Best Craft Magazine, Favorite Handmade Jewelry Designer, or Best Online Handmade Marketplace.Four finalists were chosen from each category to advance to the final round of voting. Finalists displayed the above badge in print and online publications to announce the honor. With hundreds of thousands of readers participating, it truly is an honor just to be nominated! Until March 19, 2013 About.com readers voted for their favorite finalists. The winner is the choice of the readers! The winners in each category were announced on March 28, 2013. Congratulations!
Recipients of the Readers’ Choice Awards will have the opportunity to display the coveted About.com Readers’ Choice Awards badge on their Web site. This badge and other promotional assets were made available to both Winners and Finalists.“The Readers’ Choice Awards give our readers a chance to share their knowledge of and passion for the best products and services they’ve come across over the course of a year,” said Margot Weiss, managing editor, About.com. “Each year we are impressed by readers' enthusiasm and involvement with the awards program, which directly speaks to their engagement with their favorite topics on About.com.” One of the most important parts of the Readers Choice Awards is to support your winner. Spread the word to let other people know that your pick has been voted as the best of the best! It is a good idea to post your winner to Twitter, Facebook and any other social media outlets that will spread the word about their win.
For more information on the voting system used for the Voting Phase of the Readers Choice Awards, visit our Readers Choice Awards voting information page.(Rules and Information)
More information on the Readers Choice Awards can be found at awards.about.com.