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Introducing the Ecommerce Design Awards 2016: Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to NYC to 10x Your Design Skills

Introducing the Ecommerce Design Awards 2016: Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip to NYC to 10x Your Design Skills

Update: After reviewing thousands of jaw-dropping entries, the verdict is in! Check out who won the 2016 Ecommerce Design Awards.

What do you think of when you think of great ecommerce design?

Is it an eye-catching home or product page? A great mobile experience? Lightening- quick site speed?

It’s not easy to build an online store that is both functional and beautiful. Great ecommerce design requires an understanding of buyer psychology; knowledge of CSS, Javascript, and Liquid; and a reliable platform to build on. It takes long hours sketching flows; building wireframes; consulting with clients; and sometimes scrapping everything to start all over again.

We want to recognize the visionaries who are taking ecommerce design to new heights and redefining the way people sell online.

That’s why we started the Ecommerce Design Awards.

And that’s why, this year, we’re taking four creative visionaries to New York City to help them 10x their design skills.

Win exclusive mentorship in NYC from InVision, net magazine, and Shopify

This year, we’re teaming up with InVision and Net Magazine to offer a bigger-than-ever grand prize to four winners: a two-day, all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to receive hands-on creative mentorship from industry-leading experts.

Ecommerce Design Awards: Judges

If you’ve built an original design for a Shopify store, this is your chance to 10x your skills as an ecommerce designer. Submit stores with show-stopping aesthetics, seamless integrations, and flawless functionality — and you could win your way to New York City.

More ways to win

Winners will be selected based on the overall aesthetics, creativity, and usability of the site. The four grand prizes will be awarded to:

  • The best overall ecommerce site
  • The best homepage
  • The best product page
  • The best responsive site / mobile experience

We’ll also choose 10 honourable mentions to feature on the Shopify Web Design and Development Blog.  

The rules

  • You must be a Shopify Partner in order to enter. (To create a Shopify Partner account, click here.)
  • You must reside in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Spain, Denmark, New Zealand or Australia. (Competition legislation requires us to consult with legal counsel in each eligible country; we did so with the countries where we currently have the highest number of partners.)
  • You must create a custom theme for the store.
  • You must obtain the store owner's permission to enter their store design in the competition. 
  • The store must have have launched between September 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

How to enter

First of all, you need a Shopify Partners account, which you can set up here for free. Once that’s done, you can enter the competition through your Partner Dashboard. 

Click on the Design Awards banner at the top of your Partner Dashboard and submit the URL of a site you’ve already launched.

Ecommerce Design Awards: Partner Dashboard

Ecommerce Design Awards: Partner Dashboard

Unable to enter your store?

Perhaps you've done a recent redesign on a site that went live before the competition period. If you’re not permitted to submit your store through your Partner Dashboard, but you have a case as to why you think your store should be eligible, send an email with details to courtney@shopify.com with your store's URL and we’ll manually enter you into the competition.

The competition is open!

Show us how you’re taking ecommerce design to new heights. As long as your design meets the eligibility criteria, there’s no limit to the number of shops you can enter into the competition. Submit your designs today!

Questions? Take a look at our official Terms & Conditions.

Don’t see the answer you’re looking for? Ask us in the comments below.

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Last Chance to Enter Your Clients in the Shopify Build A Business Competition

Last Chance to Enter Your Clients in the Shopify Build A Business Competition

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The deadline for clients to enter Shopify’s annual Build A Business Competition is almost here! If you created a custom design for one of the six winning Shopify Merchants’ stores, you’ll take home $10,000 USD along with a handful of other prizes, including a listing in our Shopify Experts Marketplace.
We’ve compiled everything you need to help you and your clients rise to the top in the final weeks of the competition.

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Meet the New Freelancers in the NYC Shopify Partner Studio

Meet the New Freelancers in the NYC Shopify Partner Studio

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For the past three months, we’ve worked closely with Jeffrey Zeldman to create a coworking and mentorship space that helps young freelancers grow their web design businesses. Our first round of the Partner Studio brought together six freelancers from different walks of life for three months of intensive collaboration and learning.

Now, six new ecommerce designers and developers are about to start their own career-building adventure from our Madison Ave. office space. Meet the newest members of our NYC Partner Studio crew!

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Partner Spotlight: DBNY Builds a Product Customization App

Partner Spotlight: DBNY Builds a Product Customization App

It isn't often that designers have the opportunity to build a design that is directly inspired by a great artist of the past. Luckily, digital agency DBNY got to do just that when they were asked to build an online store to sell reprints of artwork by Ugo Mochi, a famous Italian artist from the early 20th century. 

We caught up with Amlan Das, Director of Design at DBNY, to find out about his experience working with the work of the acclaimed "Poet of Shadows." 

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Partner Spotlight: Helium Development Helps Rhino Gear Switch from Magento to Shopify

Partner Spotlight: Helium Development Helps Rhino Gear Switch from Magento to Shopify

Helium Development Helps Clients Switch from Magento to Shopify

After an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign, Rhino Camera Gear decided to migrate their online store from Magento to Shopify, while preserving the strong brand identity that made them famous amongst filmmakers. To help with the kind of custom work required for a smooth transition, they reached out to Helium Development.

We caught up with Nick Mealey — founder of Helium Development — to find out how his team helped with the transition. 

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Partner Spotlight: Pointer Creative Integrates Shopify into Lassie Co.'s Wordpress Site

Partner Spotlight: Pointer Creative Integrates Shopify into Lassie Co.'s Wordpress Site

Pointer Creative Integrates Shopify with WordPress

Imagine arriving at your small design agency one morning, and one of the largest film production studios in North America is on the phone asking if you can build an online store for one of their newest releases. That's what happened to Pointer Creative when Dreamworks called and asked if they could create a Shopify store integration for their existing Lassie Co. Wordpress site. 

We caught up with Chris Pointer, Creative Director of Pointer Creative, to get the details behind the design.

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Partner Spotlight: Squashed Pixel's Award-Winning Site for Rue Marcellin

Partner Spotlight: Squashed Pixel's Award-Winning Site for Rue Marcellin

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Squashed Pixel has been working on the Shopify platform since they began their business in 2009. When vintage poster seller Rue Marcellin needed an online store, Squashed Pixel created a beautiful design to showcase the company's collection of authentic vintage prints. Their design caught the attention of the A' Design Awards Committee and earned them a prestigious Iron A' Design Award

We caught up with Squashed Pixel's Claire Gatenby to talk about their success. 

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