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Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place
Toronto

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Winter Show Applications Now Open

2024 Winter Show Applications Now Open!


Applications for 2024 One Of A Kind Winter Show are now open! You can prepare for your application by reviewing the important information below. For new applicants, be sure to review the below content in full before beginning your application.

Winter Show Applications

2024 One Of A Kind Winter Show

We Hope to See You There
November 21 - December 1, 2024


One Of A Kind is a platform for sales, exposure, business development and community-building for makers of all kinds. With our year-round digital platforms, and anchored by our two flagship events, we help creative small businesses chart their own path to success!

Below, we've outlined the basics to help you craft your One Of A Kind business plan for the Winter Show--including application guidelines, exhibitor resources and pricing guidelines. It is up to you what you make of the OOAK experience, so we encourage you to read through each tab below. After that, if you have any questions, we'd be happy to help!


 Applications remain open until the show has sold out. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible for the best chance of being matched with available space.

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WINTER SHOW DATES +INFO

2024 One Of A Kind WINTER SHOW

NOVEMBER 21 to DECEMBER 1, 2024

ENERCARE CENTRE, EXHIBITION PLACE


5 Day Section: November 21 - November 25, 2024
6 Day Section: November 26 - December 1, 2024


HOURS*

WEEKDAYS + SATURDAYS: 10AM-8PM
SUNDAYS: 10AM-5PM
LATE NIGHT: Thursday, November 28: 10AM - 10PM

*Updated March 1 2024

Apply to Winter

Before you submit your application, you will want to have prepared the following:

  1. Your Participation Preferences. You are asked to submit your top 3 choices in order of preference, including booth size, and request to be included in any of our special sections. 
  2. Your Business Name. What is your company name? Is your legal name the same as how your exhibiting name? Are you consistent across platforms? Ex. If your name has an "and" in it, do you always write out a-n-d, or do you sometimes use "&" or "+"? Make it consistent and conscious for your application. 
  3. Samples.  Be prepared to send in your product samples if you are required to do so.
  4. Supporting Materials. Other materials as laid out in the Application Checklist below. 
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APPLICATION CHECKLIST

WHAT TO SUBMIT

Once you've determined that our show is the right fit for you, it's time to start your application!

Below, we've outlined all the support materials you will be asked to submit with your application. Each one will help the jury learn about your business and how we can make the most of our partnership together, so take care to show personality and detail wherever you can.

We receive an overwhelming number of Winter applications, and our jury reviews each one to create an exciting mix of vendors and products at our events. Applications are evaluated in relation to their category, production methods, existing products in the show and geographical representation. We encourage everyone- especially those in our more popular categories, like jewellery and apparel- to take the time to let your brand and story shine!

  • BOOTH DESIGN
    Include a photo, sketch, inspiration board or rendering of your booth display. Your design should include plans for signage, lighting, merchandising and the structure of your booth. Your plans should also consider how your booth will tell your brand story. Not Sure Where to Start? Visit our Best Booth Pinterest Boards or try the Booth Design Puzzle Teaser provided by Visual Merchandising Expert and a friend of the show, Ani Nersessian of VM ID, who can help you create your best booth design. NOTE: Using grids to hang and display your work is not permitted to maintain the show's professional look.

  • 10 PHOTOS OF YOUR WORK
    Submit ten well-lit photos representing each type of work you want to sell at the show. We cannot stress the importance of good images, as they will be the jury's introduction to your work and may be used for marketing and PR opportunities if accepted to the show.

  • STUDIO PHOTO
    Show us where you make the magic happen--whether it's your studio, a maker space, a commercial kitchen or a dining room table! This helps give the jury a sense of the scale of your production.

  • BIOGRAPHY
    Tells us about yourself, your brand, what inspires you, your business goals, your education/training (if applicable) and other shows you have participated in.

  • STEP-BY-STEP DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PRODUCTION PROCESS(ES)
    This is probably the most important document in your application package. Each item you wish to sell at the show must be made by you or your company and fit within our production criteria. Take care to walk us through your production process(es)--tell us how you design, where production takes place, how you are involved and when you are getting help. This information will not be shared with anyone outside of the jury.

  • PRICE LIST
    This will help the jury understand your pricing and how it compares in the marketplace. Pricing and photos should be present for each type of item you list under Items You Would Like to Sell in the applications.

SOUND GOOD?

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Book a 15-minute consultation, to ask questions about exhibiting at One Of A Kind. 

Email the Team

Reach out to our recruitment team at: 

apply@oneofakindshow.com


NEXT STEPS:

Ready to Apply?

Submit your application to join us at The 2024 One Of A Kind Winter Show

FAQ's about The Winter Show

Read The One Of A Kind Winter Show FAQ Here

Additional Resources

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