I LOVE YOU! UK Handmade Showcase Giveaway :)


I really do love you...

... and here's the proof!  I'm giving away a free spot in this years UK Handmade Valentines Day Showcase, worth £10!  (thank you UK Handmade!)

If you missed the submission deadline last month and you would like a chance to win some absolutely 100% free, advertising for your Valentines day goods, read on as the deadline is tomorrow at 6pm!  No time to waste and it's very easy to enter :)

UK Handmade Valentines Day Gift Showcase

The showcase is a Valentines day theme, so you need to have something relevant to contribute, have a scan through your current listings as you'll need to submit the item link asap if you are chosen as the winner tomorrow night - as per usual I've left this until the 11th hour, the showcase goes live on Monday the 9th January!

If you don't have anything relevant, why not tell a friend that does, they'll love you for it!

Take a look at past showcases here - Craft Showcase, they look great and are very easy for potential customers (and press) to browse through. They can just click directly through to your shop if they like what they see.

Some stats to pique your interest -
  • The UK Handmade website sees an average of 48,000 page views per month.
  • The UK Handmade community has over 3,500 members
  • UK Handmade has a highly engaged  facebook page with over 7,800 fans
  • UK Handmade has a twitter following of over 8,100, and a loyal team that regularly retweets and shares content to their own networks. 
  • The showcase is linked to from every page on the site and featured on the home page.
Eligibility to enter
You need to be able to tick these boxes!
  • I'm a craftsman based in the UK 
  • I have good quality images of my work ready to send over 
  • I sell an item suitable for a Valentines day gift (use common sense please!)
  • I have not already got a spot in this showcase (good on you if you did, but sorry the items must all be from different makers)
How to enter - Read carefully please :)
  • Leave a comment below with an idea, tip or question about how to promote handmade crafts online - could be anything and doesn't need to be complex!   Also leave a link to the item you intend to submit (flickr, facebook or a listing link)
  • Tweet, facebook or blog, to let people know you have entered with a link to this blog post!  I'm @craftbloguk on twitter or Craft Blog Uk on facebook if you want to tag me.
  • Deadline is 6pm Saturday 7th December (UK time, UK entrants only please)

    Email me if you get stuck! I'm at haptree at gmail dot com and happy to help :)
Picking the winner
  • A winner will be chosen at random by me using a random number generator
Dark, blurred images, or images with dodgy backgrounds won't be accepted I'm afraid, so please check your images against previous showcases for a guide on accepted quality.  

Whilst I have permission from UK Handmade to run this competition their word is final.