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You can WIN!

We are looking forward to returning for our 2022 One Of A Kind Winter Show and to share some of the love with our exhibitors, we have some exciting award categories for your chance to win cash prizes. 

Contests

REFRESH YOUR BRAND CONTEST - Powered by VISTA
Exclusive for 2022 One Of A Kind Winter Show Vendors:

Vista wants to help entrepreneurs transform their brand through the power of great design with a chance to win a brand refresh, valued at $1000!

The prize package includes:

  • $700 CAD credit for 99Designs
  • $300 CAD in VistaPrint credits

ABOUT VISTA

We are excited to be working with Vista, the design and marketing partner to small businesses around the world, at the upcoming One Of A Kind Winter Show. Many of you may know Vista for VistaPrint, the go-to site for printing your marketing materials, signage and promo products. But these days, Vista offers much more than print, with a full range of digital and design services to help you turn any business vision into a reality.

What Vista offers:

VistaPrint, a custom printing and marketing service that has been helping small businesses since 1995. From business cards and flyers to clothing and packaging, we have it – and we print it.

  • Vista x Wix, the easiest way to create a professional website.
  • VistaCreate, a service that makes it easy to create gorgeous social media posts and digital assets in minutes.
  • 99designs the go-to service that makes it easy to collaborate with a professional designer for a one-of-a-kind design.

With world-class tools and expert support at each step of the way, Vista is here to help every small business thrive, stand out from the competition and win with customers.


Please review contest rules and regulations here.

Deadline to enter: December 4, 2022, 11:59 PM EST.

Social Media Awards 2022

Are you a social media maven with an unending fountain of creativity? Then social media awards for #OOAK22 Winter Show are the perfect opportunity to show off your talents! Whether you excel at photography, art, writing, or music, this competition is the perfect way to get inspired and stir your creative juices. So what are you waiting for? Start creating and start winning today!

#OOAK22 Instagram Star

You can become an #OOAK22 Instagram Star and Win $500.

Criteria: Winners will be selected at random if you meet the following criteria:

  • Use all Hashtags part of the #OOAKDiaries Challenge along with the show hashtag #OOAK22
  • Frequency of show hashtag #OOAK22 and assets on their Instagram
  • Creativity in promoting their presence at the 2022 One of A Kind Winter Show on  their Instagram via reels, stories, posts

#OOAK22 Most Creative

You can become an #OOAK22 Most Creative Maker and win $300.

Criteria: Winners will be selected at random if you meet the following criteria:

  • Use at least 50% of the #OOAKDiaries Challenge along with the show hashtag #OOAK22
  • Creativity in promoting their presence at the 2022 One of A Kind Winter show via various Instagram features- stories/ Instagram Live/ Reels with the use of show hashtags #OOAK22

Best Booth Awards

These awards go out to exhibitors who go the extra mile with their booth display. Our judges will consider factors like good lighting, clear branding, and use of space. They will award winners in five different categories, in order to spread the love to exhibitors at all levels of their One Of A Kind career. Award prizes include a dollar amount in booth credits for next year’s show.

Heavyweight (booths 150 sq feet and up): $600

Middleweight (booths 75 - 100 sq ft): $400

Featherweight (50 sq ft booths): $300

Rookie of the Year (Rising Stars booths): $250

6 Day (only applicable 6-day exhibitors): $350

There is no need to enter--just by participating in the show, you are eligible for our Best Booth Awards. Look out for the winners to be announced on social media and in the onsite newsletter.

Five-day exhibitors are included in full show categories.

Sustainability Awards

At One Of A Kind, we define sustainability as making positive change socially, economically and environmentally.

To reinforce these pillars, the three One Of A Kind Sustainability Awards will focus on the following categories:

We are super excited to introduce a new partnership with Rootree.
With a focus on providing businesses with greener packaging options, Rootree will be presenting the inaugural One Of A Kind Sustainability Awards at this year’s event.

Three awards will be given to our vendors who are doing their part to drive environmental, social, and community impacts through their business operations and practices. One winner will be selected for each of the below categories. And each winner chosen will receive the following prizes:

  • $500 cash prize.
  • A complimentary creative consultation session with Rootree with a focus on sustainability.
  • Inclusion in an One Of A Kind email and a social media post.

Want to submit your business to be considered for these awards? Click below to complete the form and let us know what you are doing to contribute to these objectives.

*If your business can be considered for more than one of the above award categories, please submit another form so you can share relevant information.

Deadline to submit; November 17th noon EST
(winners to be announced and presented with the awards on November 28th at the show)

Category 1: Environmental Impact ($500)

This award will recognize one of our vendors taking active steps to reduce their business's environmental footprint and making waste reduction an integral part of their business practice.

Category 2: Social Impact ($500)

This award will recognize one of our vendors taking active steps to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in their business.

Category 3: Community Impact ($500)

This award will recognize one of our vendors taking active steps to contribute, enhance or give back to their community

Unsung Hero

This award is intended to recognize a member of the One Of A Kind Exhibitor community who always goes above and beyond for their peers. Whether it is always to be there to offer advice, watch your booth, or lend a ladder; you can always count on this community member to be there for you.


Nominate your Unsung Hero Here

One Of A Kind Community Help Line - Presented by Duuo Insurance

One Of a Kind Community Help Line Presented by Duuo Insurance


Duuo Insurance to support you and your small business! Duuo Insurance wants to see how you support your fellow small businesses. Be the most helpful contributor in the exhibitor's Artisan Facebook group for a chance to win!

One Of A Kind will be choosing a maker once a month, EVERY MONTH for a YEAR to win a $125 OOAK Gift Certificate to shop at the Show! Good luck & let the helping begin!

Duuo is an excellent choice for your insurance provider for the show, check it out.