Masters Of Craft Awards
MASTERS OF CRAFT AWARDS

What is the Masters Of Craft Awards?

The Masters Of Craft Awards is a Competition sponsored by Keeneland Mercantile, in partnership with Keeneland Magazine. This Competition recognizes the products of craftsmen or businesses that manufacture or produce a product in the U.S.A. that fits into one of the four (4) Categories:
FOOD & DRINK, HOME GOODS, WEARS & HANDMADE. 

FOOD & DRINK

We’ll raise a glass to the game-changing distillers, master brewers, and cocktail mixers, and discover refreshing non-alcoholic small-batch sodas, juices, and teas. Whether you’re showcasing century old family recipes, boxing up baked goods or crafting local honey and jams, this is where culinary excellence shines.

HOME GOODS

Barware, cast iron cookware, kitchen utensils and cutlery, pillows, rugs, and table linens—everything from rustic coffee tables to contemporary leather armchairs — we’re looking for those items that’ll turn a house into a designer’s dream home. 

WEARS

Race-day neckwear or sportcoat? Millinery or a line of handmade jewelry? We want to see your talents! Button downs, watches, scarves, shoes, boots, and alike— we’re looking to celebrate it all.

HANDMADE

Hand painted barrel heads, cloisonne ornaments, letterpress printers, painters and artists, ceramics, candlemakers, leather and textile crafters; this is the category for you.

AWARDS OVERVIEW

2023 Overall Winner

The Overall Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000, a physical award, write-up in Keeneland Magazine's Summer 2023 Issue & featured product placement in the Keeneland Mercantile Store and keenelandmercantile.com. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges, based on the criteria described below & will be announced in the Summer Issue of Keeneland Magazine (May 2023).

2023 Finalist


Each of the four (4) Categories (defined above) will have three (3) Finalists for a total of twelve (12) Finalists. Each of the Finalists will be featured in the Summer 2023 Issue of Keeneland Magazine and mentioned on keenelandmercantile.com

2023 Patrons' Pick Winner

The twelve (12) Finalists will also be eligible to receive the Patrons' Pick Award. This award will be decided through an online public vote, which will take place from March 5th - March 18th. The winner will be announced on March 20, 2023 and will receive $1,000 and a physical award.

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