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Call for Entries: CYC 2021 Handmade for the Holidays Gift Guide

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Oct 22


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Craft Your Commerce Handmade for the Holidays Gift Guide 

Call for Entries



Mountain BizWorks and Craft Your Commerce would like to invite any artist, maker, and/or creative product business to submit their information to be included in our Handmade for the Holidays Gift Guide. Participation is free and inclusive. Anyone who submits by the deadline of October 22, will be included. Your business must be located inside the Mountain BizWorks’ service region.

Holiday Gift Guide Submission Form

Holiday Gift Guide Instagram Submission Form

We want to celebrate the ways in which you have developed resiliency, innovative ways to reach your customers, and strength through learning new skills by promoting what you make or offer to our audience for the 2021 holiday season. This virtual gift guide is all inclusive and will organize your products and services by category. 

Any artist, maker and/or creative product business located in the Mountain Bizworks service region (26 western most counties in WNC) who submits their information will be included, but you MUST submit by the deadline of October 22, 2021. While having an e-commerce website is preferred, it is not required to participate. 

To participate in the Holiday Gift Guide, please fill out and submit this form by October 22, 2021.

To participate you will need to submit:

  • Your name
  • Business name
  • Website
  • Email
  • County Your Business Operates From
  • Studio Location and Hours if applicable
  • Phone if applicable
  • Social Media Handles (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest)
  • 2 images (jpeg or png format, 500 x 500 pixels)
  • Any holiday promotions/specials/events you may be hosting

We are also offering an Instagram takeover opportunity. Fill out this form to be included in the IG Takeover by October 22, 2021.

To participate in the Instagram takeover, we require you have an Instagram account.

You will need to submit:

  • Your Instagram handle(s)
  • Up to a total of 10 square images – jpeg format , no larger than 1 MB each, and 1080 x 1080 pixels in size. If your images submitted for the IG Takeover, are not in this format, we can not include your entry.
  • 1-2 minute video mp4 format, portrait orientation and no more than 100 MB – preferably about you, your process and/or your studio 

Instagram takeovers will occur November 05 – December 17. Questions? Please contact Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith at gwynne@mountainbizworks.org

Anyone who enters will be included.

Tips for Entry:

  • Please be intentional with the images you choose as these will be the first impression of your work for many of those looking at our website.
  • Only applicants submitted by October 22 will be included.
  • Please be sure to include images of high quality to showcase your products.
  • Please be sure the video you submit for the IG Takeover is clear, in focus, and highlights you, your studio and/or your process.
  • Sizing and format is important to the inclusion of your entry. Please take note of required formats.
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith at gwynne@mountainbizworks.org.

All submissions are due by October 22, 2021.

To participate in the holiday gift guide, you must fill out this form.

To participate in the IG Takeover, you must fill out this form.



October 22, 2021
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Mountain BizWorks
828-253-2834 ext 10