From the website:

“The Made in NC Awards is for all you North Carolina makers, bakers, crafters, and creators. Maybe you run a microbrewery or sell handmade soaps at your local farmers market. Perhaps you are a skilled woodworker or create incredible custom clothing. Whatever it is that you make, you are proud to produce it right here in North Carolina — and we want to help you show it off to the entire state. A product like yours should not go unrecognized.

If you wish to enter, you will have eight weeks to submit your product to the Made in NC Awards. After the submission period, our esteemed panel of judges will spend three weeks carefully inspecting, tasting, and testing all of your top-notch entries. The judges will choose a winner and two honorable mentions for each category, and then readers and fans will be able to vote for the Audience Choice Award winner.

All submissions will be considered by judges from the Our State Store and Southern Season for merchandising opportunities.”

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